More than 520 million hits.
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Posted by BeverlyHills at 9:28 AM
Finally, the OFFICIAL SITE will be WWW.TAC.TV.
TETES A CLAQUES WORLD WIDE!
May 22, 2008 | By Matt Semansky
Tetesaclaques.tv, the French-language humour website created by former Publicis Montreal creative director Michel Beaudet, should have an English version to coincide with its two-year anniversary this August.
Tetesaclaques.tv consists of 100 short clips that combine animated clay figures and video skits created and voiced by Beaudet. The French site has enjoyed robust growth since launching two years ago; it gets about 1.2 million unique visitors per month, and its content is available on mobile phones in Quebec and France. The clips have also been compiled onto two DVD volumes.
According to Simon Parizeau, studio director for Beaudet’s Salambo Productions, the English site—which will be TAC.tv—will mainly feature adapted versions of previously produced clips at launch. He believes that the style of humour will translate well to English-speaking audiences.
“The important thing is to work with the English writers and get feedback,” said Parizeau. “But I think we have clips that can be very international.”
Catalina Briceno, head of operations for Salambo Productions, said that viewers connect to the material because its characters, while absurdly rendered with outsized eyes and facial features, strike a chord of familiarity.
“They can recognize some characters’ personalities from either themselves or people they know,” she said. “We’re taking those universal character traits so everyone feels they can engage with these characters.”
Parizeau believes that the level of engagement that fans have with Tetesaclaques.tv is attractive to advertisers, as is its broad demographic appeal. “We skew younger, but it also works for families,” he said.
Salambo and the Olive Canada Network, which handles sales for Tetesaclaques.tv and TAC.tv, are searching for advertisers to support the English version of the site. Bell Canada and General Motors are among the advertisers on the original French site.
Briceno said a variety of opportunities are available for advertisers, who can buy traditional leader board and big box space on the site as well as license TAC.tv characters for use in campaigns.
Posted by BeverlyHills at 6:55 PM
Tetes a claques team celebrated when their first DVD sold over 100,000 copies since its release in October 2007. In january 2008, Salambo Productions signed a three-year deal with Radio-Canada (French version of CBC) for the first 45 videos produced (the same ones as the DVD) and aired daily in December and January 20, 2008. It was a first in the world with television since Canal+ , a cryped site in France, did not start until January. A documentary on the extent of the success of the Têtes à claques will be also produced in association with MC2 Communications Media and will be produced by Jean-Simon Chartier.
Posted by BeverlyHills at 11:05 AM
Here' s Johnny Boy and Cécile!
Snap shot of the exclusive clip of Johnny Boy and Cécile. One of the bonus feature available on the DVD. Never seen before picture of Johnny Boy and Cécile taking a bath. Guess who's calling?
To view the two interviews of Michel Beaudet, soon to be father for the second time, promoting the release of his DVD click here.
Posted by BeverlyHills at 4:40 PM
Girls and Guys check it out! New on-line store directly on Têtes à claques website. Go shopping online.
New funny T-shirts available for the whole family. The online catalog carries funny and hard to find Têtes à claques Tees that are not sold in stores such as Zellers, Aubainerie, etc.
The shop offers a limited variety of choice in comparison to what can be found in stores. No doubt though that it will expand to more than Tees!
Visit the Boutique here.
Need help deciding which one to buy?
Michel Beaudet, ''You're the Man! The Man is in the House. It's totally insane''!
C'est un fait accompli. L'animation des Têtes à Claques est présentement transporté en France. (Yes, yes, a bit of French for the French visitors, c'est vraiment sharp!)
Just in time for the celebration of the first anniversary of Têtes à Claques, Michel Beaudet has successfully exported his animations to France. It is the result of partnerships with SFR and Dailymotion, a social video site based out of Paris that offers a mix of both amateur and professional content.
To view the funny site: http://www.cavaouatcher.fr/
''SFR Unlimited Text Messaging Young Generation...Attention ça va Watcher''
That is the new slogan used to promote SFR, French mobile phone company (originally Société Française de Radiotéléphonie) national leader in telecommunications, with 18 million client connections across France. It offers a long-range of portable devices used for mobile communication including telephone services, wireless communications, text messaging, etc. SFR is for France what Sympatico/MSN.ca portal is to Canadians.
SFR is promoting its tetesaclaques mobile products with a contest to win a Trip to Canada for two or to win T-Shirts starting August 25, 2007.