Tick-tock for bids on tech talker

Sep 22, 2003  •  Post A Comment

Billionaire Paul Allen’s financial crunch may ease up soon. That “For Sale” sign on Tech TV, with its 40 million subscribers, has elicited interest. Our sources indicate that the Greenbridge Group in Connecticut, representing Mr. Allen’s Vulcan, last week received at least four bids. “We’re in the middle of the process,” said Amy Lynn of Tech TV. Calls to Greenbridge went unanswered. In recent years, Tech TV has moved away from its original focus on computers and online toward a format that, on some levels, seems more like one belonging to the Sci Fi Channel or even Playboy. Shows like “Unscrewed, “Wired for Sex,” “Robot Wars” and “X-Play” are a long way from computer help lines.