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[[caption-width-right:256:"It could happen... only on The Hub!" R.I.P 2010-2014]]

->''"Where everything comes together."''

On April 30, 2009, it was announced that Creator/{{Hasbro}} had acquired a 50% stake in [[DiscoveryChannel Discovery Kids]] from Discovery Communications, which was in the middle of overhauling its various spinoff channels. At that point Discovery Kids was basically running on auto-pilot, running {{Edutainment Show}}s from the early 2000's that hadn't been refreshed in years, mixed in with acquired programming such as the 1990s TV adaptation of ''Literature/{{Goosebumps}}'' and other kid-friendly content from sister channels such as AnimalPlanet that could fit the network's mission.

The resulting joint venture changed the channel's name to The Hub on October 10, 2010 (following a marathon of ''WesternAnimation/KennyTheShark'', which was carried over upon the revamp). Discovery oversees ad sales and distribution, while Hasbro is responsible for programming. The network continues to use the Discovery Kids strategy of tagging its educational programming as meeting FCC educational and informational programming guidelines. An on-screen logo lists it as E/I on electronic program guide listings despite the E/I policy being targeted wholly to broadcast stations, with cable networks completely excluded from E/I regulations.

As to be expected with a network half-owned by a toy company, MerchandiseDriven programming is a significant part of the channel's schedule. Along with Hasbro product (including franchises with significant story-telling histories), American Greetings is also a presence on the channel. In addition, they air reruns of childrens'/family shows from the 80's and 90's and shows that the big three childrens' networks have no room for anymore, family movies, original game shows based on popular board games such as Pictionary, The Game Of Life and Scrabble, and even older shows during the evenings such as ''Series/HappyDays'' and ''Series/TheWonderYears''. Their first RealityShow, ''Majors & Minors'', premiered on September 23, 2011.

Due to the prevalence of Hasbro's 80's franchises on the channel, like {{Transformers}}, it has a substantial PeripheryDemographic of 20-35 year olds. The surprise hit of ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' (carrying its own wide demographic spread) also helped to bolster the rebooted channel's newfound success. Likewise the channel is hosting one of the most well-received Transformers reboots to date, ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime''.

Lately however, The Hub has recently hired [[http://www.nickandmore.com/2013/03/15/hub-nabs-disney-exec-for-programming/ Former Disney Channel Executive Nikki Reed to bring more live-action programming]]. Whether or not The Hub decides to pull a DisneyChannel (i.e. [[NetworkDecay Move away from animation and introduce a focus on]] LaughTrack-filled {{Kid Com}}s), has yet to be seen. [[YMMV/TheHub But many Hub fans]] [[InternetBackdraft are]] ''[[InternetBackdraft not]]'' [[InternetBackdraft taking it well.]]

Infamous for making the videos hosted on its website a nasty case of NoExportForYou. They have pinned the blame on Hasbro Studios' international licensing deals with other networks, including Turner Broadcasting (of Creator/CartoonNetwork and Boomerang) in some countries, Lagardère Active (of CanalJ, Tiji and Guili) in France, Tiny Pop in the UK, Nelonen (and Fox Finland for ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'') in Finland, Hasbro's licensing partners in Japan ([=TakaraTomy=] for ''Transformers Prime'' and Bushiroad for ''MLP'', both through TVTokyo and its affiliates), Disney Channel in Spain, and Creator/{{YTV}} and Creator/TreehouseTV in Canada, making many people wish that they'd just scrap their existing licensing deals and launch internationally already. The channel also randomly re-named itself "Hub Network" in the spring of 2013; no one really noticed.

In September 2014, it was announced that Discovery Communications would acquire 10% of Hasbro's stake on the network, which means they would take majority control of the network back, and would rename it Discovery Family Channel, a network aimed at both kids and their parents (hopefully the name doesn't get legal attention from Creator/ABCFamily). Hasbro will still have some influence on the network (meaning that bronies need not fret over the fate of ''MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''). While the initial press release stated Hasbro would control six hours of daytime programming, this appears to have been expanded to 12 hours as shows acquired and programmed by Hasbro will air from 5am to 5pm Eastern Time (if you live on the West Coast and don't have any means of recording TV programs, [[ScrewedByTheNetwork you're boned]]). The rest of the day will see the hybrid drama/comedy lineup thrown out for repeats of Discovery library content, meaning that there is a new possibility for the network to fall into NetworkDecay.

The changes have gone into effect as of October 13, 2014. Effectively ending the network for good.

Not to be confused with a HubLevel, or the [[UsefulNotes/{{Boston}} city of Boston]].

!!Shows Created for The Hub:
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* ''WesternAnimation/TheAdventuresOfChuckAndFriends''
* ''Series/TheAquabatsSuperShow''
* ''{{Series/Clue}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/DanVs''
* ''Series/FamilyGameNight''
* ''The Game of Life''
* ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeRenegades''
* ''Hubworld''
* ''Joy Berry'' (music videos on the channel's website)
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Kaijudo}}: Rise of the Anime/DuelMasters''[[note]]an American-created series (and soon to be [[TabletopGame/DuelMasters card game)]] based on the original Japanese-created Franchise/DuelMasters franchise[[/note]]
* ''WesternAnimation/LittlestPetShop2012''
* ''Majors & Minors'' (reality talent competition similar to ''American Idol''[[note]]Except that no one gets voted off[[/note]]; first original reality show on The Hub)
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic''
* ''{{Pictureka}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/PoundPuppies2010''
* ''WesternAnimation/SabrinaSecretsOfATeenageWitch''
* ''Scrabble Showdown''
* ''WesternAnimation/SecretMillionairesClub''
* ''{{Series/Spooksville}}''
* ''Taylor Swift: Journey to Fearless'' (3-part documentary about Taylor Swift's ''Fearless'' Tour)
* ''WesternAnimation/TeenageFairytaleDropouts''
* ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime''
* ''WesternAnimation/TransformersRescueBots''
[[/index]]

!!Syndicated shows that are airing, or have aired on The Hub [[note]]including Discovery Kids legacy programs[[/note]]:
[[index]]
* ''Series/{{ALF}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/AnimalMechanicals''
* ''{{WesternAnimation/Animaniacs}}''
* ''Series/AreYouSmarterThanAFifthGrader''
* ''WesternAnimation/AtomicBetty''
* ''Series/{{Batman}}''
* ''Series/{{Blossom}}''
* ''[[WesternAnimation/CareBearsWelcomeToCareALot Care Bears: Welcome to Care-a-Lot]]''
* ''WesternAnimation/ConanTheAdventurer''
* ''WesternAnimation/CosmicQuantumRay''
* ''Franchise/{{DCAU}}''
** ''WesternAnimation/BatmanTheAnimatedSeries''
*** ''The New Batman Adventures''
** ''WesternAnimation/BatmanBeyond''
** ''WesternAnimation/SupermanTheAnimatedSeries''
* ''Anime/DeltoraQuest'' (the channel's only anime series so far)
* ''[[ComicStrip/DennisTheMenaceUK Dennis and Gnasher]]''
* ''Dinosapien''
* ''Series/DoogieHowserMD''
* ''Series/{{Endurance}}''
* ''Series/TheFactsOfLife''
* ''Series/FamilyTies''
* ''Series/FraggleRock''
* ''Franchise/TheFutureIsWild''
* ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeARealAmericanHero'' (Sunbow)
* ''WesternAnimation/GIJoeSigmaSix''
* ''Literature/{{Goosebumps}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Grossology}}''
* ''WesternAnimation/GrowingUpCreepie''
* ''Series/HappyDays''
* ''Series/TheHauntingHour''
* ''Series/HerculesTheLegendaryJourneys''
* ''Series/HoneyIShrunkTheKids'' (the series)
* ''In The Night Garden''
* ''WesternAnimation/{{Jem}} and the Holograms''
* ''WesternAnimation/KennyTheShark''
* ''Series/LaverneAndShirley''
* ''Series/LoisAndClark''
* ''WesternAnimation/MaryokuYummy''
* ''Series/MeerkatManor''
* ''WesternAnimation/MenInBlack'' (the series)
* ''Series/MorkAndMindy''
* ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyG3'' (not on the channel itself, but on its website)
* ''Series/NinjaTurtlesTheNextMutation''
* ''Series/SabrinaTheTeenageWitch''
* ''Literature/TheSaddleClub''
* ''Series/SisterSister''
* ''WesternAnimation/SheZow''
* ''Series/{{Sliders}}''
* ''Series/StepByStep''
* ''WesternAnimation/StrawberryShortcake's Berry Bitty Adventures''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSuperheroSquadShow''
* ''WesternAnimation/TimeWarpTrio''
* ''WesternAnimation/TinyToonAdventures''
* ''WesternAnimation/TheTransformers'' (titled on network bumpers as ''The Transformers: Generation One'')
* ''WesternAnimation/TransformersAnimated''
* ''The Twisted Whiskers Show''
* ''WesternAnimation/WhereOnEarthIsCarmenSandiego''
* ''Series/{{Wilbur}}'' (Discovery Kids holdover aired once weekly until late June 2012)
* ''Series/TheWonderYears''
* ''The [=WotWots=]''
[[/index]]

''Making Family Fun.''

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