If you thought that the cancellation of the last of our beloved shows meant that P&G….sorry, Telenext, would never confound, anger or confuse you again…..
……well, it’s 2020, folks.
Apparently, P&G or related entities are making copyright claims on YouTube videos.
And so hours of our beloved shows – our last connections to these ignored and forgotten hours – are disappearing.
Deleted. During a freakin’ pandemic, when old memories might be the most comforting thing on the Web.
I understand that this is intellectual property, and there’s a legitimate claim to be made on this content.
But P&G/Telenext has all but let these archives die on the vine. They’ve shown zero interest in getting this content to us in any monetized way.
It’s not that the framework to do it doesn’t exist, since they managed to get the content playing in China not long after the ax fell.
No one would be happier than me if P&G ended up putting together an online archive, similar to what WatchTheDoctors is doing.
But despite a few smart and hardworking people behind the scenes, the company’s overall decisions regarding these shows has mostly confused or annoyed me, as well as other fans. So I’m not optimistic.
Hoping we learn more soon….before the last of our memories just slip completely away.