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TCM Nordic no longer air classic movies!


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would you believe that? i live in scandinavia and turner classic movies (nordic version) no longer air classic movies, but has instead started airing 21st century flicks, sometimes perhaps once a week there will be an airing of an older flick, but not any of the great classics. i used to watch tcm regularly since i prefer older movies, and i find it pretty funny a channel including the words "classic movies" in the title no longer air classic movies.

 

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would you believe that? i live in scandinavia and turner classic movies (nordic version) no longer air classic movies, but has instead started airing 21st century flicks, sometimes perhaps once a week there will be an airing of an older flick, but not any of the great classics. i used to watch tcm regularly since i prefer older movies, and i find it pretty funny a channel including the words "classic movies" in the title no longer air classic movies.

 

ADRIAN! ADRIAN!  :o 

 

waste,

of space.

 

TCM has always shown current movies.    This was stated by Robert Osborn when TCM started back in the 90s.

 

Also what is the definition of 'classic'???    It has NO definition as it relates to TCM since it is just a marketing term.

 

My personal preference is that TCM reserves 80% of their programming for American movies from the studio-era (per 1968).

 

So far TCM is doing that.

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True James, but perhaps the OP is right here.

 

Over the years around here, haven't there been mentions made of the differences in programming offered to and within other countries on the other side of the pond?

 

(...for instance, I seem to recall someone stating that the TCM programming those superfluous-u users get in the U.K. is quite a bit different than what we Yanks get)

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I've been on a few cruises with Royal Caribbean and most of them show the TCM channels that are close to where they're cruising. I've seen several versions of the international TCM channels & most of them are very poor imitations of the US version. But TCM Latin America is the worst. Not only do they not show classic films, they show reruns of stuff like Bonanza & Fantasy Island. It's more like TV Land than TCM. And all of them show commercials.

 

Be grateful for what we have here in the US, even if there's promotions for wine or the back lot.

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And, as many other countries have for years, had their OWN "movie industries", and for many decades, they should at least honor THOSE on a foreign TCM outlet.  As for  the "homeland", as long as they don't go the way of AMC, I'm good.  :)

 

 

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these are interesting replies, i guess the version i got really downgraded into something like one those explained by you, the channel used to air the greatest classic movies around the clock, and it completely transformed into showing almost entirely 21st century movies, chinese made and so on. i can add here that the channel had rolled the same classic movies for decades, hardly any new airings, for decades, and tcm nordic had replaced tnt which in the 1990's had the same movies, but shared channel space with cartoon network!

 

 

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these are interesting replies, i guess the version i got really downgraded into something like one those explained by you, the channel used to air the greatest classic movies around the clock, and it completely transformed into showing almost entirely 21st century movies, chinese made and so on. i can add here that the channel had rolled the same classic movies for decades, hardly any new airings, for decades, and tcm nordic had replaced tnt which in the 1990's had the same movies, but shared channel space with cartoon network!

 

 

ADRIAN! ADRIAN! :o  - rocky.

 

I feel your pain if the TCM Nordic version is showing studio-era films less then 10% of the time.      

 

I assume those that decide the programming did some type of research (e.g. surveys, focus groups,)  and determined that there just wasn't much of an interest for American studio-era films in your area of the world.       

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I've been on a few cruises with Royal Caribbean and most of them show the TCM channels that are close to where they're cruising. I've seen several versions of the international TCM channels & most of them are very poor imitations of the US version. But TCM Latin America is the worst. Not only do they not show classic films, they show reruns of stuff like Bonanza & Fantasy Island. It's more like TV Land than TCM. And all of them show commercials.

 

Be grateful for what we have here in the US, even if there's promotions for wine or the back lot.

I don't get it. What is the specific affiliation between TCM and the international TCM channels, and why can't TCM control their programming?

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well it was the only channel here that aired movies from (mainly) 1930's to 1960's, there has been other channels titled "classic" which often aired movies from the 1990's... back when the imdb message boards were around, i remember seeing posters mention all kinds of airings on tcm (not sure which version they got), for instance "jesse james meets frankensteins daughter"... that would not pass for acceptable i gather on tcm nordic which had top notch airings like bogart movies, gone with the wind... well jamesjazzguitar, in my country i get many new movies... many french movies...

 

 

 

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would you believe that? i live in scandinavia and turner classic movies (nordic version) no longer air classic movies, but has instead started airing 21st century flicks, sometimes perhaps once a week there will be an airing of an older flick, but not any of the great classics. i used to watch tcm regularly since i prefer older movies, and i find it pretty funny a channel including the words "classic movies" in the title no longer air classic movies.

 

ADRIAN! ADRIAN!  :o 

 

waste,

of space.

You sure you were not just watching the 31 Days of Oscar  :D

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