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Sunday, August 12, 2018

YTV Asks Fans To "Keep It Weird" As Channel Fetes 30th Anniversary [Updated]

YTV, which has been the Canadian home of many Nickelodeon shows over the years, will be celebrating its landmark 30th anniversary on Saturday 1st September 2018, and to celebrate YTV is going retro by reviving its "Keep It Weird" slogan, which the channel used on-air between 1998–2007!


YTV has released a video on their official Facebook page teasing "Keep It Weird", which features a dial-up modem with its infamous 'logging onto the net' sound and a variety of classic YTV logos. The video then directs viewers to YTV's "Keep It Weird" teaser website, keepitweird.ca. Once at the website, viewers are treated to a video loop of throwback YTV logos.

Although its currently unknown what will eventually be featured on YTV's "Keep It Weird" website, the site's teaser splash page has a option to enter a password, which, if you enter any word, reveals that the page is part of a Shopify web store, which could hint that YTV will be releasing a collection of merchandise inspired by its "Keep It Weird" strap line, featuring the channels iconic logos and characters featured in the channels retro bumpers.

Update (8/12): To celebrate the channel's landmark 30th anniversary on Saturday 1st September 2018, YTV has released a awesome range of memorabilia featuring Classic YTV designs re-issued for the kid inside! The collection features t-shirts, tops, a baseball cap, a beanie hat, a fanny pack (or bum bag here in the UK..), a backpack, a beach towel, a throw pillow case, pin badges and a poster inspired by some of the channel's most iconic logos, characters and slogans from throughout the years, including "Uh-Oh!" The webshop is also currently offering customers free delivery for orders over CAN$100. Visit keepitweird.ca for more information and browse the store!

Fans can also relive classic moments from throughout YTV history by liking the Keep It Weird Facebook page and following Keep It Weird on Instagram.




Take a lookback at YTV's "Keep It Weird" channel idents and bumpers in the super video below!:


Originally published: Sunday, May 27, 2018.

Additional sources: Wikipedia, Google.co.uk.
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