As reported last week, Discovery Communications bought out more of a stake in Hasbro's The Hub Network, and will be rebranded the Discovery Family Channel. This change will take place Monday October 13, 2014.
The change will not only affect the name, but also the programming. During the daytime, Discovery Family Channel will show new Hasbro Studios series as well as programs brought from the Hub such as (Outhouse reporter Zechs' favorite) My Little Pony, Littlest Pet Shop, and Transformers Rescue Bots. At night, the programming will shift to shows catered to a family audience developed by Discovery. The shows will be real-world focused, with genres such as natural history, adventure, animals and science. The starting lineup announced include Superhuman, Time Warp, Flying Wild Alaska, and Extreme Engineering: Biggest Reveals.
Though Discovery gets a larger stake in the deal and gets it's name reflected in the title, it's said Hasbro will get more flexibility to see new and existing shows to outlets such as Netlfix and Amazon Instant Video and Discovery Channel will be the centerpiece of Hasbro Studios films such as Transformers and the upcoming Ouija (and potentially other upcoming films?).