ZDTV/TechTV 10th Anniversary Reunion

by David Spark on May 24, 2008

More than ten years ago, ZDTV launched a 24-hour cable television network in San Francisco about technology and the Internet. Paul Allen of Microsoft and Vulcan Ventures, bought the network and renamed it TechTV. After six years (I was there the first three), the network was sold for its subscribers and some programming to G4 TV, an even more narrowly focused cable network in Los Angeles about computer gaming. A small group of employees moved down to Los Angeles, and the rest were laid off. Today, G4 TV has no remnants of the original ZDTV/TechTV.

Today, employees of ZDTV/TechTV still keep in touch via a mailing list. David Chung (center, white shirt), who worked in the studio, organized this casual reunion at Thee Parkside in San Francisco. Here are some photos of my former colleagues and Allison Tom has some great photos that she shot as well.

None of us work for G4 TV today. :)

We had another reunion that was better attended than this one. Check out the video from that reunion.

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Francesco May 25, 2008 at 1:09 am

Celebrating your victory is a good thing. Organizations suffer a lot for their existence and when they survive for a long time it’s their right to have a blast. Its not only the efforts of the owners its all about the efforts of the employees.

Marissa Goldmark May 25, 2008 at 12:49 pm

As someone who watched ZDTV/Tech Tv from the beginning, I must say Bravo! It’s definitely worth celebrating.

Thank you and thanks to everyone else for being a part of something that has been a huge influence on mine and many others lives. I don’t know where I’d be today without it.

I’m very happy to see that its legacy has been living on via the Web through various forms of media. Keep up the awesome work!

david chung May 26, 2008 at 5:27 pm

Hello all. I’m one of the old tech tv’ers and I want to thank the people who have left very kind remarks about techtv and the people who worked there. It’s very strange but while I had not seen some of the people that attended in several years, it seemed like it was only yesterday that we were all hanging out. It only proves to me that it was an incredibly special place to work at and have given me long lasting friendships. Hopefully, techtv will once again rise but until then, I’ll try to plan more reunions. Hope to see more people at the next one – and hopefully, it won’t take 10 years to coordinate.

david lockhart May 26, 2008 at 11:49 pm

Wish I could have been there. I promise to make it to the 20th.

Elana May 27, 2008 at 5:49 pm

Whoo hoo! Wish I coulda been there. Must find the name of that mailing list. :-)

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