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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 2010-09-30, 09:20 AM Thread Starter
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Teletoon Retro asleep at the wheel by missing Flintstones' 50th Anniversary!

The Flintstones are turning 50 today I didn't know that but Google did! Apparently Teletoon Retro didn't know that either because it business as usual today. A perfect business opportunity for a marketing campaign wasted! They could have sponsors, contests and a TV marathon you know the sorts of thing one might do to increase market share and profit! This beg the question how many peoples actually work for Teletoon Retro? My answer probably one and not full time you probably got one dude running this channel and probably dozen of other channel on a media server room for Corus and that about it!
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 2010-09-30, 11:38 AM
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Isn't Teletoon Retro available on digital basic on most systems? When you have 100% penetration there isn't a lot to be gained by marketing, except perhaps some additional eyeballs on your station for a time.
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 2010-09-30, 12:07 PM
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That would require to actually put some work into the channel which we know most canadian broadcasters have no interest in doing.
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 2010-09-30, 12:43 PM Thread Starter
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I think it the ultimate proof that the absence of real competion is rotting the system!
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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 2010-09-30, 01:43 PM
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In all fairness, although a Flintstones marathon would have been nice, from Teletoon to TMN Astral programmed stations seem to do the best job of all the media co's for trying to make good TV IMO.

I've read before, for example, almost all of Astral's french channels have been in HD for years.

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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 2010-09-30, 02:14 PM
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Maybe they should have shown these commercials during the breaks today....


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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 2010-09-30, 02:24 PM
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On Sept. 30, 1960, Hanna-Barbera's THE FLINTSTONES premiered in the U.S. at 8:30 pm (ET) on ABC. The show immediately assumed historic status as the first animated sitcom on television, the first animated series to go beyond the seven-minute cartoon format and the first to feature human characters to be shown on primetime. The series centered around the modern Stone Age family -- Fred and Wilma Flintstone, their daughter, Pebbles; dinosaur-dog, Dino, the family's best friends, Barney and Betty Rubble and the Rubble's adopted son, Bamm-Bamm, who lived next door. THE FLINTSTONES ran for six years (1960-66), totaling 166 original episodes, and spawned multiple series spin-offs.
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 2010-09-30, 02:39 PM
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those commercials were hilarious
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 2010-09-30, 02:57 PM
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I'm of two minds on this, who watches Teletoon retro? Children and nostalgic fans of old cartoons. My 3 year old nephew wouldn't give a crap about the 50th anniversary of the Flintstones, at least not enough to watch it all day, and anyone old enough knows already.
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