Discovery Kids channel

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    Church AV Guy

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    I have noticed that there are many references to a complete change in the Discovery Kids channel. It is becoming the Hub, or maybe just HUB. It has a different list of programs, and is not affiliated with Discovery Kids at all, or so it seems.

    The programming can be seen here:

    http://www.hubworld.com/shows
     
  2. Oct 7, 2010 #2 of 11
    trainman

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    It will still be owned in part by Discovery, but the programming is coming from Hasbro.
     
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    Langree

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    24/7 commercials! yeah!
     
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    zundian

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    60's Batman! Yeah!

    I really miss classic Nick @ Nite/TV Land
     
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    Church AV Guy

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    That's pretty grimm. They aren't satisfied with merely having some SHOWS as marketing for their toys, they now need an entire NETWORK.:rolleyes:

    I haven't seen Fraggle Rock in a VERY long time.:D
     
  6. SullyND

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    How do these transitions usually work? My program guide has no data for this channel past Wednesday.
     
  7. gastrof

    gastrof Hubcaps r in fashion

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    Which means either nobody told TiVo there was a change coming, or nobody told Tribune.
     
  8. Worf

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    Hub channel was supposed to start on Sunday, basically Hasbro in collaboration with Discovery networks.

    It's why you see a bit from Transformers in the Discovery "Boom-de-ah-dah" ads for the past several months - just a subtle hint of the Hub channel.
     
  9. sieglinde

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    According to the LA times article, they are going to try not to make the channel one giant toy commercial but I would be interested in how long that lasts.
     
  10. Worf

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    Given the shows they're having and the shows they're planning to show, I fail to see how it can't be a giant toy commercial. After all, they plan on doing some retro stuff (GI Joe/Transformers from the 80s - which were half hour cartoon commercials with some fluffy PSA thrown into the story to give it an itty bit of nutritional value).

    I guess they're really saying they won't try to be so blatant, but more subtle in their commercials... Or mix it up a bit with Discovery channel shows so it wouldn't be 100% sugar with no nutritional value whatsoever.
     
  11. zundian

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    Additionally, Hasbro has pledged to not advertise during shows it owns/creates, so you'll only see their stuff during the Discovery shows or 60's Batman.
     

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