The acquisition will enable Comcast, the nation's largest cable network, to expand its technology and gaming channel to 44 million cable and satellite homes. G4 CEOwill become head of the combined company.
Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
In recent months, Comcast has been looking to expand its slate of cable stations. The company in February submitted a.
TechTV, which magazine publisher Ziff Davis Mediain 1998, broadcasts technology- and Internet-related programs. Microsoft co-founder Allen in 1999.
EchoStar Communications also will have a financial stake in the combined company, terms of which were not disclosed. EchoStar will distribute G4 on its Dish Network satellite TV service.