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G4 becomes 4G during Sprint promotion

The New York Times reports that the Comcast-owned G4 channel has agreed to switch its name for a week to 4G in co-ordination with an advertising campaign for Sprint Nextel's wireless Internet service. The name change, which affects logos and shows, begins on July 26. The marketing move brings attention to the male-skewing network, which is just the demo that Sprint is hoping to target.
July 22, 2010

The New York Times reports that the Comcast-owned G4 channel has agreed to switch its name for a week to 4G in co-ordination with an advertising campaign for Sprint Nextel’s wireless Internet service. The name change, which affects logos and shows, begins on July 26. The marketing move brings attention to the male-skewing network, which caters to the demo that Sprint is hoping to target.

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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