“As of November 1, 2013, the G4 channel is no longer available on Dish Network. DISH is constantly evaluating the content we carry and working to provide top programming at the best value. As a result of this evaluation, G4 was removed from our lineup. Customers can find programming similar to that on G4 on other networks, such as SPIKE Television and truTV. Additionally, G4 Video On Demand content continues to be available on customer’s set-top boxes.”
G4 owner NBCUniversal has struggled to figure out what to do with the network for years now. It was going to replace G4 with the Esquire Network, and cancelled popular programs X-Play and Attack of the Show
Then it decided to replace Style Network instead, but hasn’t made any effort to come up with new programming for G4. The channel’s current offerings consist of old movies and reruns. It’s easy to see why Dish opted out. Other cable providers will probably follow suit as their contracts expire.