Hasbro And Discovery To Terminate Partnership Over The Hub
AaronMk - Today, 05:21 PM
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Awaiting the full release. Hopefully more than a minor bugfix like yesterday.
We've released a mandatory update for TF2. The notes for the update are below. The new version number is 2406664.
- Added Alien: Isolation promo items and enabled Full Moon holiday for one week
- Added Limited Quantity Item attribute on items that can no longer be crafted or purchased through the Mann Co. Store
- Limited Quantity Items can be placed on the Steam Community Market
- Removed Audition Reel from crate drop list
- Added Director's Cut Reel to crate drop list
- Added Limited Late Summer Crate to crate drop list
- Fixed the Festive Bat using the lowest LOD for the first person view
- Fixed the Scorch Shot taunt attack not firing a projectile
- Fixed incorrect bumpmap setting for the Frenchman's Beret
- Updated the equip_region for the Mustachioed Mann
- Updated sounds for the Boston Basher
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Starting at the end of the Fourth Quarter Hasbro and Discovery will terminate their joint partnership over The Hub and legal ownership will fully transfer to Discovery Network. Hasbro will hold a great deal of influence over the network, but this will ween in the years after with the possibility of new networks hosting Hasbro IPs arising when The Hub can not otherwise - or will not - continue airing Hasbro's IPs. This may mark a transition of Littlest Pet Shop, Transformers, or Pony to networks like Cartoon Network.
I'd link to the /mlp/ thread on this to show the discussion at hand about the future. But I'm not familiar with the kosher nature of doing so. Even if the thread in question is tame as horseapple with just a lot of invocation of "It's Habbening".
But on a serious note: I can't see much happening outside of a new network and time slot. And to a network I don't think I even have. So I'll still have to get my pony online. MLP - and other IPs - being Hasbro will mean they should still maintain the same writers, artists, and studio as before. We'll just need to go somewhere else. The only scariest thing we may need to fear is someone like Cartoon Network's legal machine enforcing trademark. But who know, the future in a little murky.
That is provided they don't feel like cutting off their biggest ratings source. The rest of The Hub is reruns of shows from the 90's and early 2000's. MLP is its only real worth along with a bunch of other Hasbro IP's. So we're down to the bidding block for contracts now.