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Yet another comedy site fails to deliver its overpromise … paidContent has learned that Turner told staff today it is folding SuperDeluxe…

imageYet another comedy site fails to deliver its overpromise … paidContent has learned that Turner told staff today it is folding SuperDeluxe.com into AdultSwim.com, and laying off much of the SuperDeluxe team. From the internal memo by Paul Condolora: “Our management of the Turner Animation, Young Adults & Kids brands requires us to always look for efficient, strategic ways to grow them. In Super Deluxe.com and Adult Swim.com, we have businesses whose potential for individual growth is limited by their increasingly complementary content. Rather than position them as competitors for the same audience, the smarter move is to consolidate the two brands to create a richer, stronger platform that builds on Adult Swim

  1. This is really annoying, just from a personal standpoint. I live outside the US. Because of lovely laws, I cannot watch AdultSwim.com outside the US. I CAN watch SuperDeluxe.com outside the US. And do often. And I greatly enjoy it. I'm wondering: is all that efficient, strategic growth going to mean that I cannot watch SuperDeluxe outside of the U.S.? Oh sigh.

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  2. No real loss. Nealy (the only decent artist) will go to Adult Swim, the rest will go back to working at iHop.

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