Comcast, DirecTV, FiOS Among Nine Distributors Offering Fare Ahead Of Kids Net's Oct. 10 Linear Launch
Mike Reynolds -- Multichannel News, 10/2/2010 9:12:18 AM
New kids network entry The Hub launches linearly on Oct. 10, but subscribers to nine leading cable, satellite and telco providers are getting an extended sneak peek on the distributors' video-on-demand platforms.
Encompassing eight hours of programming per month The Hub's VOD offering is located in the providers' Kids VOD section in a pair of folders, HubBub Preschool and Hub Kids & Family. The programming, according to officials at the joint venture network service owned by Discovery Communications and Hasbro, will be refreshed 25% each week, resulting in a complete turnover over the course of the month.
The distributors currently offering The Hub VOD: Comcast, Bright House, Cox, Cablevision, AT&T U-verse, Time Warner Cable, DirecTV, Charter and Verizon FiOS.
Debuting on Sept. 30, there are eight installments of VOD programming available in HubBub preschool block: two episodes apiece of Animal Mechanicals, In the Night Garden, Maryoku Yummy and The WotWots.
Titles in the Hub Kids & Family offering include: Fraggle Rock (three episodes), Cosmic Quantum Ray,
Deltora Quest (two episodes), Dennis and Gnasher (two episodes), Endurance, Family Game Night, Pictureka! and Twisted Whiskers (2 episodes).
Relative to October/November refreshes, The Hub will proffer two episodes of The Adventures of Chuck & Friends, Atomic Betty and My Little Pony, as well as one of Pound Puppies. In December, this fresh fare will follow: G.I. Joe Renegades, R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour: The Series and multiple installments of Transformers Prime.
On Sunday Oct. 10, The Hub will provide viewers with a sneak peek of its lineup, before settling into its regular schedule the following day.
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