History Creator / Sprout

3rd Jul '17 3:46:34 PM mimitchi33
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* ''Make Way For Noddy'' (also aired on NBC Kids)

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* ''Series/LazyTown'' (previously aired on NBC Kids)
* ''Make Way For Noddy'' (also (previously aired on NBC Kids)
3rd Jul '17 3:45:29 PM mimitchi33
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* ''[[WesternAnimation/NoddysToylandAdventures Noddy, Toyland Detective]]''


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* ''Make Way For Noddy'' (also aired on NBC Kids)
29th Jun '17 5:13:09 PM MarcoPolo250
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If the effort goes well, this could potentially make the channel a viable competitor to [[Creator/DisneyChannel the]] [[Creator/CartoonNetwork big]] [[Creator/{{Nickelodeon}} three]] kids' networks, among others. It should be noted that not everyone is happy with the revamp however, especially those that had witnessed what [=NBCUniversal=] had done to [[Creator/{{Syfy}} other]] [[Creator/{{G4TV}} networks]] under its wings. A number of people see this as ExecutiveMeddling, [[ScrewedByTheNetwork network screwing]] and NetworkDecay, and those who depended on the channel for its wholesome educational content are especially weary of the change. Time will tell how this will turn out.

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If the effort goes well, this could potentially make the channel a viable competitor to [[Creator/DisneyChannel the]] [[Creator/CartoonNetwork big]] [[Creator/{{Nickelodeon}} three]] kids' networks, among others. It should be noted that not everyone is happy with the revamp however, especially those that had witnessed what [=NBCUniversal=] had done to [[Creator/{{Syfy}} other]] [[Creator/{{G4TV}} networks]] under its wings. A number of people see this as ExecutiveMeddling, [[ScrewedByTheNetwork network screwing]] and and/or NetworkDecay, and those who depended on the channel for its wholesome educational content are especially weary of the change. Time will tell how this will turn out.
29th Jun '17 5:11:47 PM MarcoPolo250
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Sprout (formerly PBS Kids Sprout) is a cable/satellite network that originated as a subnetwork of PBSKids which originates from {{UsefulNotes/Philadelphia}}. Originally launched as a Video on Demand service, Sprout replaced the 24/7 PBS Kids network in 2005. It was a partnership of SesameWorkshop, Apax Partners (a share owned by HITEntertainment prior to its purchase by Mattel), PBS and [=NBCUniversal=] (via the Comcast merger). The latter company became the sole owner late in 2013, with NBCU's international kids' channel joint venture [=KidsCo=] ending in the process.

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Sprout (formerly PBS Kids Sprout) is a cable/satellite network that originated as a subnetwork of PBSKids which originates from {{UsefulNotes/Philadelphia}}. Originally launched as a Video on Demand service, Sprout replaced the 24/7 PBS Kids network in 2005. It was a partnership of SesameWorkshop, Sesame Workshop, Apax Partners (a share owned by HITEntertainment prior to its purchase by Mattel), PBS and [=NBCUniversal=] (via the Comcast merger). The latter company became the sole owner late in 2013, with NBCU's international kids' channel joint venture [=KidsCo=] ending in the process.



In July 2012, Sprout kicked {{Qubo}} to the curb and took over programming NBC and Telemundo's Saturday morning blocks, under the names NBC Kids and [=MiTelemundo=] respectively. With the demise of Creator/{{Vortexx}}, NBC Kids was the last Saturday morning block on a major English-language U.S. commercial TV network to air [[SaturdayMorningCartoon cartoons]], albeit of an educational nature. That came to an end in October 2016 in favor of a block from Litton Entertainment branded "The More You Know", based off NBC's long running series of {{public service announcement}}s. On another note, despite PBS no longer owning a stake, several PBS Kids shows still aired on the network until their contract to do so (except ''Caillou'' and ''The Berenstain Bears'', the latter of which hasn't been seen on PBS nationally in years) expired on September 26, 2015.

On April 30, 2017, Sprout general manager Deirdre Brennan [[https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/30/business/media/nbcuniversal-childrens-channel.html?_r=0 announced]] that [=NBCUniversal=] Cable would relaunch Sprout, effective September 9, and re-brand the network as '''Universal Kids''' in an attempt to broaden the channel's demographics. Under this new structure, the channel will move away from preschool programming (though it will retain the brand and be relegated as a preschool block for the new network, running from 3 a.m. to 6 p.m.) and focus on children's content from the Universal archives, including those from Creator/DreamWorksAnimation (and its subsidiary [=DreamWorks=] Classics), and potentially Universal Animation Studios, Creator/WalterLantz Productions and Creator/IlluminationEntertainment. Additionally, it will also focus on original programming, both live-action and animated, with the channel's inaugural show being ''Top Chef Junior'', a spin-off of the Bravo RealityShow ''Series/TopChef''. If the effort goes well, this could potentially make the channel a viable competitor to Creator/DisneyChannel, Creator/CartoonNetwork and Creator/{{Boomerang}}, among others. It should be noted that not everyone is happy with the rebrand however, especially those that had witnessed what [=NBCUniversal=] had done to the other kids channels under it's wings worldwide. A number of people see this as ExecutiveMeddling, [[ScrewedByTheNetwork network screwing]] and NetworkDecay, and those who depended on the channel for its wholesome educational content are especially weary of the change. Time will tell how this will turn out.

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In July 2012, Sprout kicked {{Qubo}} to the curb and took over programming NBC and Telemundo's Saturday morning blocks, under the names NBC Kids and [=MiTelemundo=] respectively. With the demise of Creator/{{Vortexx}}, NBC Kids was became the last traditional Saturday morning block on a major English-language U.S. commercial TV network to air [[SaturdayMorningCartoon cartoons]], albeit of an educational nature. That came The block would come to an end in October 2016 in favor of on 2016, replaced by a block from Litton Entertainment block branded "The More You Know", based off NBC's long running series of {{public service announcement}}s. On another note, despite PBS no longer owning a stake, several PBS Kids shows still aired on the network until their contract to do so (except ''Caillou'' and ''The Berenstain Bears'', the latter of which hasn't been seen on PBS nationally in years) expired on September 26, 2015.

On April 30, 2017, Sprout general manager Deirdre Brennan [[https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/30/business/media/nbcuniversal-childrens-channel.html?_r=0 announced]] that [=NBCUniversal=] Cable would relaunch Sprout, effective September 9, and re-brand the network as '''Universal Kids''' in an attempt to broaden the channel's demographics. Under this new structure, the channel Sprout brand will move away from be used for preschool programming (though it will retain the brand and be relegated as a preschool block for the new network, programming, running from 3 a.m. to 6 p.m.) and m, while Universal Kids will focus on children's content from the Universal archives, including archives. Content will include those from Creator/DreamWorksAnimation (and its subsidiary [=DreamWorks=] Classics), and potentially Universal Animation Studios, Creator/WalterLantz Productions and Creator/IlluminationEntertainment. Additionally, it will also focus on carry both live-action and animated original programming, both live-action and animated, with the channel's inaugural show being ''Top Chef Junior'', a spin-off of the Bravo RealityShow ''Series/TopChef''. ''Series/TopChef''.

If the effort goes well, this could potentially make the channel a viable competitor to Creator/DisneyChannel, Creator/CartoonNetwork and Creator/{{Boomerang}}, [[Creator/DisneyChannel the]] [[Creator/CartoonNetwork big]] [[Creator/{{Nickelodeon}} three]] kids' networks, among others. It should be noted that not everyone is happy with the rebrand revamp however, especially those that had witnessed what [=NBCUniversal=] had done to the other kids channels [[Creator/{{Syfy}} other]] [[Creator/{{G4TV}} networks]] under it's wings worldwide.its wings. A number of people see this as ExecutiveMeddling, [[ScrewedByTheNetwork network screwing]] and NetworkDecay, and those who depended on the channel for its wholesome educational content are especially weary of the change. Time will tell how this will turn out.
7th Jun '17 9:40:32 PM RAMChYLD
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On April 30, 2017, Sprout general manager Deirdre Brennan [[https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/30/business/media/nbcuniversal-childrens-channel.html?_r=0 announced]] that [=NBCUniversal=] Cable would relaunch Sprout, effective September 9, and re-brand the network as '''Universal Kids''' in an attempt to broaden the channel's demographics. Under this new structure, the channel will move away from preschool programming (though it will retain the brand and be relegated as a preschool block for the new network, running from 3 a.m. to 6 p.m.) and focus on children's content from the Universal archives, including those from Creator/DreamWorksAnimation (and its subsidiary [=DreamWorks=] Classics), and potentially Universal Animation Studios, Creator/WalterLantz Productions and Creator/IlluminationEntertainment. Additionally, it will also focus on original programming, both live-action and animated, with the channel's inaugural show being ''Top Chef Junior'', a spin-off of the Bravo RealityShow ''Series/TopChef''. If the effort goes well, this could potentially make the channel a viable competitor to Creator/DisneyChannel, Creator/CartoonNetwork and Creator/{{Boomerang}}, among others. It should be noted that not everyone is happy with the rebrand however, especially those that had witnessed what [=NBCUniversal=] had done to the other kids channels under it's wings worldwide. A number of people see this as ExecutiveMeddling, [[ScrewedByTheNetwork network screwing]] and NetworkDecay, and those who depended on the channel for its wholesome educational content are weary of the change. Time will tell how this will turn out.

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On April 30, 2017, Sprout general manager Deirdre Brennan [[https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/30/business/media/nbcuniversal-childrens-channel.html?_r=0 announced]] that [=NBCUniversal=] Cable would relaunch Sprout, effective September 9, and re-brand the network as '''Universal Kids''' in an attempt to broaden the channel's demographics. Under this new structure, the channel will move away from preschool programming (though it will retain the brand and be relegated as a preschool block for the new network, running from 3 a.m. to 6 p.m.) and focus on children's content from the Universal archives, including those from Creator/DreamWorksAnimation (and its subsidiary [=DreamWorks=] Classics), and potentially Universal Animation Studios, Creator/WalterLantz Productions and Creator/IlluminationEntertainment. Additionally, it will also focus on original programming, both live-action and animated, with the channel's inaugural show being ''Top Chef Junior'', a spin-off of the Bravo RealityShow ''Series/TopChef''. If the effort goes well, this could potentially make the channel a viable competitor to Creator/DisneyChannel, Creator/CartoonNetwork and Creator/{{Boomerang}}, among others. It should be noted that not everyone is happy with the rebrand however, especially those that had witnessed what [=NBCUniversal=] had done to the other kids channels under it's wings worldwide. A number of people see this as ExecutiveMeddling, [[ScrewedByTheNetwork network screwing]] and NetworkDecay, and those who depended on the channel for its wholesome educational content are especially weary of the change. Time will tell how this will turn out.
7th Jun '17 9:37:48 PM RAMChYLD
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On April 30, 2017, Sprout general manager Deirdre Brennan [[https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/30/business/media/nbcuniversal-childrens-channel.html?_r=0 announced]] that [=NBCUniversal=] Cable would relaunch Sprout, effective September 9, and re-brand the network as '''Universal Kids''' in an attempt to broaden the channel's demographics. Under this new structure, the channel will move away from preschool programming (though it will retain the brand and be relegated as a preschool block for the new network, running from 3 a.m. to 6 p.m.) and focus on children's content from the Universal archives, including those from Creator/DreamWorksAnimation (and its subsidiary [=DreamWorks=] Classics), and potentially Universal Animation Studios, Creator/WalterLantz Productions and Creator/IlluminationEntertainment. Additionally, it will also focus on original programming, both live-action and animated, with the channel's inaugural show being ''Top Chef Junior'', a spin-off of the Bravo RealityShow ''Series/TopChef''. If the effort goes well, this could potentially make the channel a viable competitor to Creator/DisneyChannel, Creator/CartoonNetwork and Creator/{{Boomerang}}, among others. It should be noted that not everyone is happy with this however, especially those that had witnessed what [=NBCUniversal=] had done to the other kids channels under it's wings worldwide. A number of people see this as ExecutiveMeddling, [[ScrewedByTheNetwork network screwing]] and NetworkDecay, and those who depended on the channel for its wholesome educational content are weary of the change. Time will tell how this will turn out.

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On April 30, 2017, Sprout general manager Deirdre Brennan [[https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/30/business/media/nbcuniversal-childrens-channel.html?_r=0 announced]] that [=NBCUniversal=] Cable would relaunch Sprout, effective September 9, and re-brand the network as '''Universal Kids''' in an attempt to broaden the channel's demographics. Under this new structure, the channel will move away from preschool programming (though it will retain the brand and be relegated as a preschool block for the new network, running from 3 a.m. to 6 p.m.) and focus on children's content from the Universal archives, including those from Creator/DreamWorksAnimation (and its subsidiary [=DreamWorks=] Classics), and potentially Universal Animation Studios, Creator/WalterLantz Productions and Creator/IlluminationEntertainment. Additionally, it will also focus on original programming, both live-action and animated, with the channel's inaugural show being ''Top Chef Junior'', a spin-off of the Bravo RealityShow ''Series/TopChef''. If the effort goes well, this could potentially make the channel a viable competitor to Creator/DisneyChannel, Creator/CartoonNetwork and Creator/{{Boomerang}}, among others. It should be noted that not everyone is happy with this the rebrand however, especially those that had witnessed what [=NBCUniversal=] had done to the other kids channels under it's wings worldwide. A number of people see this as ExecutiveMeddling, ExecutiveMeddling, [[ScrewedByTheNetwork network screwing]] and NetworkDecay, and those who depended on the channel for its wholesome educational content are weary of the change. Time will tell how this will turn out.
7th Jun '17 9:36:56 PM RAMChYLD
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On April 30, 2017, Sprout general manager Deirdre Brennan [[https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/30/business/media/nbcuniversal-childrens-channel.html?_r=0 announced]] that [=NBCUniversal=] Cable would relaunch Sprout, effective September 9, and re-brand the network as '''Universal Kids''' in an attempt to broaden the channel's demographics. Under this new structure, the channel will move away from preschool programming (though it will retain the brand and be relegated as a preschool block for the new network, running from 3 a.m. to 6 p.m.) and focus on children's content from the Universal archives, including those from Creator/DreamWorksAnimation (and its subsidiary [=DreamWorks=] Classics), and potentially Universal Animation Studios, Creator/WalterLantz Productions and Creator/IlluminationEntertainment. Additionally, it will also focus on original programming, both live-action and animated, with the channel's inaugural show being ''Top Chef Junior'', a spin-off of the Bravo RealityShow ''Series/TopChef''. If the effort goes well, this could potentially make the channel a viable competitor to Creator/DisneyChannel, Creator/CartoonNetwork and Creator/{{Boomerang}}, among others. It should be noted that not everyone is happy with this however, especially those that witnessed what [=NBCUniversal=] had done to other kids channels under it's wings worldwide. A number of people see it as ExecutiveMeddling, [[ScrewedByTheNetwork network screwing]] and NetworkDecay. Time will tell how this will turn out.

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On April 30, 2017, Sprout general manager Deirdre Brennan [[https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/30/business/media/nbcuniversal-childrens-channel.html?_r=0 announced]] that [=NBCUniversal=] Cable would relaunch Sprout, effective September 9, and re-brand the network as '''Universal Kids''' in an attempt to broaden the channel's demographics. Under this new structure, the channel will move away from preschool programming (though it will retain the brand and be relegated as a preschool block for the new network, running from 3 a.m. to 6 p.m.) and focus on children's content from the Universal archives, including those from Creator/DreamWorksAnimation (and its subsidiary [=DreamWorks=] Classics), and potentially Universal Animation Studios, Creator/WalterLantz Productions and Creator/IlluminationEntertainment. Additionally, it will also focus on original programming, both live-action and animated, with the channel's inaugural show being ''Top Chef Junior'', a spin-off of the Bravo RealityShow ''Series/TopChef''. If the effort goes well, this could potentially make the channel a viable competitor to Creator/DisneyChannel, Creator/CartoonNetwork and Creator/{{Boomerang}}, among others. It should be noted that not everyone is happy with this however, especially those that had witnessed what [=NBCUniversal=] had done to the other kids channels under it's wings worldwide. A number of people see it this as ExecutiveMeddling, ExecutiveMeddling, [[ScrewedByTheNetwork network screwing]] and NetworkDecay.NetworkDecay, and those who depended on the channel for its wholesome educational content are weary of the change. Time will tell how this will turn out.
7th Jun '17 9:34:30 PM RAMChYLD
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On April 30, 2017, Sprout general manager Deirdre Brennan [[https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/30/business/media/nbcuniversal-childrens-channel.html?_r=0 announced]] that [=NBCUniversal=] Cable would relaunch Sprout, effective September 9, and re-brand the network as '''Universal Kids''' in an attempt to broaden the channel's demographics. Under this new structure, the channel will move away from preschool programming (though it will retain the brand and be relegated as a preschool block for the new network, running from 3 a.m. to 6 p.m.) and focus on children's content from the Universal archives, including those from Creator/DreamWorksAnimation (and its subsidiary [=DreamWorks=] Classics), and potentially Universal Animation Studios, Creator/WalterLantz Productions and Creator/IlluminationEntertainment. Additionally, it will also focus on original programming, both live-action and animated, with the channel's inaugural show being ''Top Chef Junior'', a spin-off of the Bravo RealityShow ''Series/TopChef''. If the effort goes well, this could potentially make the channel a viable competitor to Creator/DisneyChannel, Creator/CartoonNetwork and Creator/{{Boomerang}}, among others.

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On April 30, 2017, Sprout general manager Deirdre Brennan [[https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/30/business/media/nbcuniversal-childrens-channel.html?_r=0 announced]] that [=NBCUniversal=] Cable would relaunch Sprout, effective September 9, and re-brand the network as '''Universal Kids''' in an attempt to broaden the channel's demographics. Under this new structure, the channel will move away from preschool programming (though it will retain the brand and be relegated as a preschool block for the new network, running from 3 a.m. to 6 p.m.) and focus on children's content from the Universal archives, including those from Creator/DreamWorksAnimation (and its subsidiary [=DreamWorks=] Classics), and potentially Universal Animation Studios, Creator/WalterLantz Productions and Creator/IlluminationEntertainment. Additionally, it will also focus on original programming, both live-action and animated, with the channel's inaugural show being ''Top Chef Junior'', a spin-off of the Bravo RealityShow ''Series/TopChef''. If the effort goes well, this could potentially make the channel a viable competitor to Creator/DisneyChannel, Creator/CartoonNetwork and Creator/{{Boomerang}}, among others.
others. It should be noted that not everyone is happy with this however, especially those that witnessed what [=NBCUniversal=] had done to other kids channels under it's wings worldwide. A number of people see it as ExecutiveMeddling, [[ScrewedByTheNetwork network screwing]] and NetworkDecay. Time will tell how this will turn out.
1st May '17 11:34:53 AM Mario1995
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On April 30, 2017, Sprout general manager Deirdre Brennan [[https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/30/business/media/nbcuniversal-childrens-channel.html?_r=0 announced]] that [=NBCUniversal=] Cable would relaunch Sprout, effective September 9, and re-brand the network as '''Universal Kids''' in an attempt to broaden the channel's demographics. Under this new structure, the channel will move away from preschool programming and focus on children's content from the Universal archives, including those from Creator/DreamWorksAnimation (and its subsidiary [=DreamWorks=] Classics), Universal Cartoon Studios, Creator/WalterLantz Productions and Creator/IlluminationEntertainment. Additionally, it will also focus on original programming, with the channel's first original program being ''Top Chef Junior'', a spin-off of the RealityShow ''Series/TopChef''. If the effort goes well, this could potentially make the channel a viable competitor to Creator/DisneyChannel, Creator/CartoonNetwork and Creator/{{Boomerang}}, among others.

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On April 30, 2017, Sprout general manager Deirdre Brennan [[https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/30/business/media/nbcuniversal-childrens-channel.html?_r=0 announced]] that [=NBCUniversal=] Cable would relaunch Sprout, effective September 9, and re-brand the network as '''Universal Kids''' in an attempt to broaden the channel's demographics. Under this new structure, the channel will move away from preschool programming (though it will retain the brand and be relegated as a preschool block for the new network, running from 3 a.m. to 6 p.m.) and focus on children's content from the Universal archives, including those from Creator/DreamWorksAnimation (and its subsidiary [=DreamWorks=] Classics), and potentially Universal Cartoon Animation Studios, Creator/WalterLantz Productions and Creator/IlluminationEntertainment. Additionally, it will also focus on original programming, both live-action and animated, with the channel's first original program inaugural show being ''Top Chef Junior'', a spin-off of the Bravo RealityShow ''Series/TopChef''. If the effort goes well, this could potentially make the channel a viable competitor to Creator/DisneyChannel, Creator/CartoonNetwork and Creator/{{Boomerang}}, among others.
30th Apr '17 6:28:27 PM Mario1995
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On April 30, 2017, Sprout general manager Deirdre Brennan [[https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/30/business/media/nbcuniversal-childrens-channel.html?_r=0 announced]] that [=NBCUniversal=] Cable would relaunch Sprout, effective September 9, and re-brand the network as '''Universal Kids''' in an attempt to broaden the channel's demographics. Under this new structure, the channel will move away from preschool programming and focus on children's content from the Universal archives, including those from Creator/DreamWorksAnimation (and its subsidiary [=DreamWorks=] Classics), Universal Cartoon Studios, Creator/WalterLantz Productions and Creator/IlluminationEntertainment. Additionally, it will also focus on original programming, with the channel's first original program being ''Top Chef Junior'', a spin-off of Creator/{{Bravo}} RealityShow ''Series/TopChef''. If the effort goes well, this could potentially make the channel a viable competitor to Creator/DisneyChannel, Creator/CartoonNetwork and Creator/{{Boomerang}}, among others.

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On April 30, 2017, Sprout general manager Deirdre Brennan [[https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/30/business/media/nbcuniversal-childrens-channel.html?_r=0 announced]] that [=NBCUniversal=] Cable would relaunch Sprout, effective September 9, and re-brand the network as '''Universal Kids''' in an attempt to broaden the channel's demographics. Under this new structure, the channel will move away from preschool programming and focus on children's content from the Universal archives, including those from Creator/DreamWorksAnimation (and its subsidiary [=DreamWorks=] Classics), Universal Cartoon Studios, Creator/WalterLantz Productions and Creator/IlluminationEntertainment. Additionally, it will also focus on original programming, with the channel's first original program being ''Top Chef Junior'', a spin-off of Creator/{{Bravo}} the RealityShow ''Series/TopChef''. If the effort goes well, this could potentially make the channel a viable competitor to Creator/DisneyChannel, Creator/CartoonNetwork and Creator/{{Boomerang}}, among others.
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