Sunday, June 7, 2015

TCM HQ is becoming more "contemporary"

I've read tonight on TV With Thinus that the TCM feed that used to operate to Portugal, currently an exclusive of both DSTV and OSN, has changed their focus to become more contemporary.
My friends, this channel has dropped the usual mix of movies like Gone with the Wind, 2001: A Space Oddysey, Shaft, Casablanca and the rest slowly to make way for more contemprary movies like... uh... "The Basketball Diaries"?

In Spain, "nuestros hermanos", there are two TCM channels: TCM for contemporary movies and TCM Autor for less contemporary movies. There used to be a TCM 2 in the UK which launched as the result of an overcrowded TCM UK.

The channel really needs a new name. Not TNT because it will confuse viewers in parts of Francophone Africa (there's a provider over there called TNT Africa), so please write your suggestions in the comments.

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    1. Oops, they used it for the launch of an HD channel.

      What do you think about the situation with TCM HQ's new focus? Any suggestions for a new name?

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    2. Not surprising, nostalgia tv channels just don' work anymore, by viewing figures and ad revenue.

      Maybe TMM?

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    3. TMC = Turner Movies Channel

      But that wouldn't work either.

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    4. For me, it should be Movie Central.

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    5. Used in Canada and sounds a bit dull.

      BTW Check regulartaxi.

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    6. What about youmovies? All in lower-caps?

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    7. Channel U...

      ...no, that's a Singaporean channel.

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    8. YU Movies?

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_X4x78j5cSk

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    9. That's not the focal point. Contemporary movies are the new focus, and changing the name is a hard task.

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    10. ToonCast will probably be next, since it also is pretty much a classic cartoon network, especially since it has no ads at all.

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    11. Tooncast will probably decay by 2018.

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    12. I'd say earlier.

      BTW RegularTaxi is awesome, I hope this time there won't be any issues!

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    13. you can also put an avatar on RT now

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