Discovery Family

Discovery Family (formerly Discovery Kids and the Hub Network) is an American digital cable and satellite television channel owned by Discovery Communications, marketed as a family-friendly network with a mix of original and acquired children's programs, such as Hasbro's My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, Littlest Pet Shop and Transformers themed shows, along with family-orientedscience and nature-themed programs.

The network was launched on October 7, 1996, as Discovery Kids, a spin-off of Discovery Channel that featured science, nature, and adventure-themed programs aimed towards children aged between 6 and 11. In April 2009, Hasbro announced a joint venture with Discovery to re-launch Discovery Kids as The Hub (later Hub Network) on October 10, 2010; Hasbro handled programming, while Discovery handled distribution and advertising sales. The Hub was intended to be a general, youth-oriented network with a "diverse" lineup, primarily featuring programming adapted from Hasbro franchises (such as Transformers, its board games, My Little Pony, Pound Puppies, and Littlest Pet Shop), along with other, family-oriented programs such as sitcom reruns and films.

On September 25, 2014, following reports earlier in the year that Hub Network president Margaret Loesch would step down by the end of the year, Discovery acquired 10% of Hasbro's stake in the network and replaced Loesch with Henry Schleiff, who leads sister networks such as Destination America and Investigation Discovery. On October 13, 2014, Hub Network was re-branded as Discovery Family; Hasbro remains a minority partner and programs the network's daytime lineup with children's programs carried over from Hub Network, while its primetime lineup was replaced with reruns of non-fiction programs from Discovery Channel's library.

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  • From Wags to Riches with Bill Berloni

    From Wags to Riches with Bill Berloni

    Lights, camera…bark! Discovery Family Channel (DFC) today announced "From Wags to Riches with Bill B…

  • My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic

    My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic

    "Get your muzzle out of those books and make some friends!" That's what Princess Celestia tells Twil…

  • The Surprising Lives of Billionaires

    The Surprising Lives of Billionaires

    The life of a billionaire sure looks like fun, but the truth may shock you. Don't miss the series pr…

  • Babies Behaving Badly

    Babies Behaving Badly

    What do babies really do when we aren't looking?Babies Behaving Badly shows how the littlest humans…

  • Why We Do Stuff!

    "Why We Do Stuff!" is an exploration into why humans do the things they do.

  • Beasts Behaving Badly

    Beasts Behaving Badly

    What happens when the wild world and "real" world collide?Beasts Behaving Badly features the authent…

  • Transformers: Rescue Bots

    Transformers: Rescue Bots

    A group of Autobots, too young to protect humanity alongside Optimus Prime and his team, are partner…

  • Littlest Pet Shop

    Littlest Pet Shop

    Forced to move out from her suburban hometown because of her father's promotion, Blythe Baxter moves…

  • Lost & Found with Mike & Jesse

    Lost & Found with Mike & Jesse

    Ever wanted to go back and thank someone—a parent, a teacher or a friend? Discovery Family Channel's…

  • Blazing Team: Masters of Yo Kwon Do

    Blazing Team: Masters of Yo Kwon Do

    Blazing Team the #1 boys brand from China, will now bring American audiences into the mystical world…

  • Extreme Couponing

    Extreme Couponing

    Americans throw away $57 billion worth of coupons every year. But for savvy savers, coupons can mean…

  • The Game Plane

    The Game Plane

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  • Over Designed

    Over Designed

    Design expert Kenneth Brown comes to the rescue of people who don't understand that too much of a go…

  • The New Adventures of Peter Pan

    The New Adventures of Peter Pan

    Featuring first-in-class animation, comedy and adventure, "The New Adventures of Peter Pan" transpor…

  • Secrets of America's Favorite Places

    Secrets of America's Favorite Places

    From San Francisco's infamous Alcatraz Island Prison to New York City's historic Grand Central Termi…

  • Robin Hood: Mischief In Sherwood

    Robin Hood: Mischief In Sherwood

    On Robin Hood: Mischief In Sherwood, Richard the Lionheart has gone to war, leaving power in the han…

  • Kid President: Declaration of Awesome

    Kid President: Declaration of Awesome

    The Hub Network brings the enormously popular YouTube series Kid President to TV screens, and along…

  • Reversed

    Reversed

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