Comcast Picks Up Some Cable Baggage

In a strange move, cable giant Comcast picked up struggling cable channel TechTV this week for $300 million. Comcast will merge TechTV with the equally unappealing G4 channel, which concentrates on video games. From what I can tell, TechTV is apparently available today to more than 43 million homes but probably has an actual viewership closer to 7 or 8 people in the Midwest. The channel always lacked focus and seemed unclear about exactly who its viewers were; maybe this move will reenergize what could be a killer cable channel. I've said it before, and I'll say it again: No one got the computer-channel thing right since MSNBC's The Site went off the air years ago...and became TechTV. Good luck, guys.

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