The Hub - Hasbro's New TV Channel

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Hasbro gets cartoon rights back (transformers, jem, more)

Post by gaastra » May 21st, 2008, 9:49 am

http://ca.news.finance.yahoo.com/s/1405 ... ition.html

They now own shows like transformers, transformers masterforce, gijoe, inhumanoids, jem, glo worms, my little pony, robotix, marvel super sunday, bigfoot and more!

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Post by Foxtale » May 22nd, 2008, 9:34 am

This sounds like good news for these series. *crosses fingers* Oh I hope they rerelease the last season of Jem. ^.^
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Post by EricJ » May 22nd, 2008, 9:04 pm

It's good news if they DO anything with it--
As it is, they were only able to buy it back because the ex-Rhino seems to be putting all its affairs in order to bail out of the vintage/cult DVD business...
They've already shuffled MST3K off to a new home.

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Post by Foxtale » May 22nd, 2008, 9:20 pm

well I knew sony got the rights to it awhile back but this is the first news I've heard of a company affiliated to hasbro having them. They MIGHT do something with them. ^.~
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Hasbro and discovery team-up to make tv channel

Post by gaastra » April 30th, 2009, 12:19 pm

http://news.prnewswire.com/ViewContent. ... 223&EDATE=

The new home for transformers, gijoe, and jem.

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Post by Foxtale » May 3rd, 2009, 12:30 am

Thats cool but I'm still a bit unclear. So they are getting rid of Discovery kids and making a new channel with hasbro? Is it going to be a extended cable or satellite channel? Will they show old shows or just new ones? Oh oh does this mean they will finally release the rest of Jem on dvd :D?
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Post by eddievalient » May 3rd, 2009, 9:17 am

Another question: If they're working on a Transformers show, does that mean that the current show is ending? And will the new show be a sequel or something entirely different?
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The Hub - Hasbro's New TV Channel

Post by Foxtale » May 8th, 2010, 12:25 pm

As many of you may or may not know Discovery Kids will no loner exist and it will become, on 10.10.10, The Hub. The channel was purchased by Hasbro and will be a collaborative effort between the two companies, Hasbro and Discovery. The channel advertises programming for families and kids of all ages. It will also primarily showcase many new shows based on Hasbro's toys and licensed characters such a My Little Pony and Transformers. There will also be a new Fraggle Rock. (Rumors have also been circulating that the channel will also feature some 'classic' older cartoons from the hasbro library to fill in current gaps in programming.)

Most recent article can be found in Advertising Age Magazine. http://adage.coverleaf.com/advertisinga ... pg=64#pg64

Official Website for the Channnel- http://hubworld.com/
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Post by Daniel » May 8th, 2010, 6:15 pm

Not one show interest me.

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Post by Foxtale » May 8th, 2010, 10:33 pm

Sorry for making a new thread. I couldn't find the old one. ^.^;

yeah none of the shows interest me at all. I love My Little Ponies but I'm not sure about this show.
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Re: The Hub - Hasbro's New TV Channel

Post by EricJ » May 9th, 2010, 1:20 pm

Foxtale wrote: There will also be a new Fraggle Rock.
Sure it's not the Hasbro/Marvel-animated cartoon version from '87, which the licensors seem to have newly dug out of the vault this month?
(Or even the vintage reruns, that Disney doesn't own?)

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Post by Foxtale » May 9th, 2010, 2:12 pm

I guess I just assumed it was a new one. It might be old since they don't show a preview image of it and now that I have re-read the blurb it says "landmark series from Jim Henson."

"Fraggle Rock: Hidden under the home of a wily inventor named Doc and his dog, Sprocket, is a place called Fraggle Rock, a world of brightly lit caves where the Fraggles live. While the Fraggles spend their days laughing, singing and playing, they also face thrilling adventures as they learn to coexist with other forms of life in this landmark series from Jim Henson."

When I tried to dig up more information I found an IMDB about a movie... http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0481649/
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Post by Otis8 » May 10th, 2010, 2:54 pm

What about Jem? >:[

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Post by EricJ » May 10th, 2010, 3:40 pm

Foxtale wrote:When I tried to dig up more information I found an IMDB about a movie... http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0481649/
(That WAS Disney's attempt to get "new" old Muppet movies going, which all seem to have gone the way of the Dark Crystal sequel...Which, btw, they're trying one last chance to revive with the 3-D project-resurrecting craze, but IBIWISI.)

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Post by Foxtale » May 11th, 2010, 12:07 am

Otis8 wrote:What about Jem? >:[
There are always rumors flying about Jem so nothing is certain. Hasbro did re-new a lot of Jem related domain names. Who knows what the future has in store. :D

Eric- Thanks for the clarification. I'm not really a Fraggle fan so I am very uneducated on current events surrounding the license. :P
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