Posts Tagged ‘DirectTV’

American Ninja Warrior 2 Marathon on Syfy

Monday, June 13th, 2011

Just found out that the Syfy channel is going to have a marathon and show all 10 episodes of American Ninja Warrior 2 (which originally aired this past December) this Thursday, June 16th.  For those of us on DirectTV that didn’t get to watch this past season since DirectTV dropped G4, this is a great chance to get to see this competition with a lot of phenomenal performances and competitive drama.  Syfy is part of the Comcast/NBC group, the owner of G4 and American Ninja Warrior, so this is another example of how the synergy of that recent marriage is providing this silly little obstacle course competition that we all love much more exposure (remember that the finale of American Ninja Warrior 3 will be aired on NBC in early fall).

G4 Dropped from DirectTV

Thursday, November 11th, 2010

Unfortunately at the beginning of November DirectTV decided to not renew its contract with G4, the channel that brings us both Ninja Warrior and American Ninja Warrior.  Fortunately G4 is still carried on all the other major satellite and cable companies (G4 is actually owned by Comcast), but losing DirectTV for distribution can’t be a good thing for either G4 or American Ninja Warrior.  Hopefully interest on the other satellite and cable providers will be super-strong for American Ninja Warrior 2 when it starts its run on December 8th, and G4 commits to American Ninja Warrior 3 in 2011 (I’m already training!).

If you are a DirectTV member like me, and want to have your voice heard, you can call to complain at 1-888-9-WeAreG4.  You can also join the Facebook page Bring Back G4 on DirectTV.