The combined television network will focus on gaming and cater to a larger market.
Comcast today announced its purchase of Tech TV, home of "X-Play" as well as other technology-focused programming. Tech TV will be merged with Comcast's own G4 channel, which is geared specifically towards video gamers but has floundered with a smaller distribution network. The new, combined network will be accessible by 44 million cable and satellite subscribers, a considerable increase from G4's previous distribution of 15 million subscribers. The sale was estimated at $300 million USD.
It is currently unclear what kind of programming the new channel will offer, though gaming is likely to remain a significant, if not exclusive, focus for the network.