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Shit's about to get real! Anonymous 480450

Get ready for some changes at The Hub Network.

And they don't appear to involve Hasbro.

http://online.wsj.com/articles/discovery-to-take-control-of-the-hub-network-1410979842

Gee, I wonder what's going to happen to MLP:FIM, LPS and the rest of Hasbro Studio's content?

Anonymous 480451

Probably get shopped around other networks.

Anonymous 480452

Derpy News published a more fleshed out story with what information was released yesterday.

It appears that Discovery will still have a children's block in the morning that would require content from Hasbro.

And that Hasbro wasn't thrown under the bus like the partial article in the Wall Street Journal implied.

But The Hub isn't a premium level channel and won't survive no matter what content they offer.

That's been their problem from day one. They didn't match Cartoon Network or Nick. And those are basic cable channels.

The way things look now, MLP will survive on the new Discovery Kids for at least one season, then wind up on one of Nick's premium channels. There's no chance in hell that Cartoon Network would buy the rights to MLP.

Skybrook!8MDcALmdno 480454

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I don't get what's so hard about all this "survival" on TV. It seems like a problem cooked up out of nothing. They make entertaining enough shows. People'd watch them just as well as some big mainstream channel. It's some kind of circular logic, where people take down programming and throw away opportunity for dollars or advertising, because it isn't already big enough for them. Like as if MLP was never a show for little girls, because every TV show has only one audience, an audience it must market to or be destroyed: marketers.

Anonymous 480455

Is the rumor about Hasbro talking with Cartoon Network about a partnership true?

Anonymous 480458

>>480455
Right now, everything other than the change of management and name of The Hub to Discovery Family sometime before the end of this year is speculation.

Discovery Family will have a children's block from 9AM to 3PM East Coast time daily. Speculation favors that Friendship is Magic will remain on that channel for the foreseeable future.

Most pundits believe that despite the success of Steven Universe and Rebeca Sugar as a show creator, MLP:FIM would never fit the Cartoon Network program profile.

Tex 480468

>>480455
It makes the most sense for sure, but it's all rumors for now

The Person Who Posts As Fluttershy (Element of Self-descriptive Usernames) 480481

>>480458
It could be that cartoon network is looking to make a second more "kid friendly" channel. That would allow them to move into nickelodeon territory while expanding their adult swim lineup.

Anonymous 480499

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Official at last.

MLP:FIM and LPS are scheduled to continue on Discovery Family starting Oct. 13.

Farewell Hub Network.

Thunderanon 480500

>>480499
Meh not really much of a lost, Half the time the channel would try and pander to the 90's kids.

Skybrook!8MDcALmdno 480505

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>>480500

Now that it's got "Family" in the name though I'm afraid they'll be pandering to all the soccer moms and stuff. I mean, heaven forbid you be single or unmarried, right? These are the people who flip their lid when their kids see a boob.

Anonymous 480508

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In regards to Discovery in general as a corporation and owner of nearly two dozen individual cable channels, I don't hold out much for them in regards to program quality.

They're the ones who openly abandoned hard science for 'documentaries' about real mere creatures on two of their science oriented channels. And they're running 'Cops' style programming on their namesake channel instead of more civilized programming.

The best I hope for is that they don't crap out this so-called family channel with the same crappy drama/reality programs they run elsewhere and leave MLP and LPS alone. We'll know soon enough what Hasbro hinted at with 'new' shows.

Thunderanon 480510

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>>480505
Don't worry if they're smart they'll do what the hub did and start a 90's block again.

Anonymous 480520

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>>480510
Or, they could start a 70's block.

Happy Days and Blossom, anyone?

And fleshing out the evening schedule will be more staples from other Discovery channels including Superhuman, Time Warp, Flying Wild Alaska, Africa, and Extreme Engineering: Biggest Reveals.

In addition to Season 5 of MLP, the new morning schedule will air the next 13 episodes of Littlest Pet Shop to close out Season 3 of that show. And Transformers Rescue Bots will resume with Season 3 of that series.

It's a pity they won't renew Aquabats, Dan Vs. or SheZow.

After all, what could go wrong?

http://mlp.derpynews.com/hub-network-to-be-rebranded-discovery-family/

Thunderanon 480522

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>>480520
>It's a pity they won't renew Aquabats, Dan Vs.

Wow, I think I might actually cry.

>Shezow


I never really cared for that show on account of if I hear one more fucking shitty pun i'ma kill myself.

Malkie Pie (discount Ponk lovin')!Malk5BwKoc 480532

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>>480522
I never cared for that show because man, they gave us a crossdresser when they could've given us a legit female superhero.

Thunderanon 480541

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>>480532
Wow you're a real shallow close minded fag. Just because it has a cross dresser in it doesn't mean its bad. Don't believe me go watch something with good or decent quality like tokyo godfather's, ranma 1/2 or looneytunes bugs bunny.

Anonymous 480548

>>480541
And here we have someone giving few great examples of how heteronormative society ruined and made cross dressing a fucking joke.


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