Comcast will merge TechTV, owned by Paul Allen’s Vulcan Ventures, with its own G4 video game network when the buyout is finalized next week. David Shone, a spokesman for G4 TV, said the company plans to hire 80 people from the San Francisco office to work at the game channel’s Los Angeles headquarters. Employees were given two months notice and various severance packages, he said.
“Today we gave notice to 285 employees that they’ll be impacted by the merger,” Shone said. “We wanted to give employees as much notice as possible so that they can begin to make other plans.”
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