G4 Gets Time Warner Digital Deal


G4, the video-game network owned by Comcast Corp., has closed a carriage deal
that rolls it out to nearly all of Time Warner Cable's digital homes during the
next two years, officials said Tuesday.

The affiliation deal with Time Warner will bring G4's commitments for digital
homes to 12 million, double its current 6 million subscribers, according to a G4

Time Warner will start launching G4 in select markets starting next

The network -- which airs original programming on all aspects of video games
-- now has distribution agreements with parent Comcast, Insight Communications
Co. Inc. and AT&T Broadband, along with Time Warner.

'This is a testament to the strength of G4's content and the ever-expanding
video-game business, which fuels growing interest in our channel,' G4 Media
chief operating officer Debra Green said in a prepared statement.

G4's original programming includes 13 series with the latest information
about electronic games, including 'what's hot' previews and reviews,
documentaries, game tips, competitions, events and specials.

'Comcast is extremely pleased that G4 will be carried on Time Warner,'
Comcast vice president of programming investments Amy Banse said in a prepared
statement. 'Since G4's debut in April, the network has gained continuous ground
with viewers and cable companies alike because of its core appeal to the key 12-
to 34-year-old demographic.'