The Timeless Television YouTube channel was started by John “Spud” Murphy in 2012 as part of the Timeless Television business.
Founded in 1986 by John, Timeless Television distributed a large range of classic movies and television programmes as well as producing original specialty programmes for smaller channels and platforms.
Timeless Television under John’s guidance became expert in restoring and compiling a significant catalogue of Public Domain and Derivative Works. Whilst curating the Timeless Television catalogue John travelled several times to the USA spending months at the Library of Congress researching and verifying the provenance of the copyright status of the movies and television content included in its catalogue.
In 2016 Switch International entered into commercial arrangements with John, Timeless Television and its related business The Nostalgia Merchant to distribute those businesses content catalogues.
Subsequently, Switch International acquired perpetual global distribution rights for The Timeless Television catalogue and the Timeless Television YouTube Channel.
John Murphy sadly passed away on 30th December 2020 following a long career in the entertainment industry which included being a content creator, actor, comedian and distributor.