Hub TV To Premiere Original Series ‘Transformers Prime’ starting February 11th

Hub TV To Premiere Original Series ‘Transformers Prime’ starting February 11th

Monday, January 3rd, 2011 1:58pm CST

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New Episode of Popular Series to Premiere February 11; Preceded by Encore of Highly Rated “Transformers Prime” Mini-Series

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Hub, a television network for kids and their families, will premiere its original half-hour, full CGI animated series “Transformers Prime” in its regular weekly time period with a new episode Friday, February 11 (4:30 p.m. ET).

Announcement of the premiere date was made following the network’s recent record-setting performance of its mini-series event, a five-part presentation of original episodes of “Transformers Prime,” November 29-December 3. The highly anticipated programming event earned the network its best-ever audience deliveries among Persons 2+ and in Households. Also, for the five-day (Monday-Friday, 6–7 p.m. ET) time period average, “Transformers Prime” was the top co-viewed program among all kids cable networks with 43% of Kids 2-11 watching with Adults 18-49.*

Prior to the series’ February 11 premiere, The Hub will present an encore presentation of the “Transformers Prime” five-part mini-series, beginning Friday, January 14 (4 p.m. ET) with back-to-back presentations of the first two half-hour episodes of the mini-series. On successive Fridays in the same time period, The Hub will present two additional episodes of the mini-series, leading to the February series premiere.

The new animated series will feature archrivals the Autobots and Decepticons as they once again face-off in their epic rivalry for control of Earth. The all-new mini-series will feature iconic characters of the franchise, including Autobots Optimus Prime and Bumblebee, and the ominous Decepticon Megatron, as well as introducing new human characters to the action series.

The Hub, which rebranded from the former Discovery Kids on 10-10-10, is a joint venture of Discovery Communications and Hasbro, Inc., and is available to 61 million U.S. cable and satellite households.

“Transformers Prime” is produced for The Hub by Hasbro Studios. Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Jeff Kline are executive producers. Kurtzman and Orci served as co-writers and producers on the hit feature film Star Trek, and are currently co-writers and producers for the feature film Cowboys and Aliens from Dreamworks/Universal, set for release in summer 2011. Kline is also executive producer of The Hub animated series “G.I. Joe Renegades.”

*(Source: Nielsen Media Research; program based dayparts; most current; 11/29/10-12/3/10, co-viewing in NPower, L+7)

The Hub is a multi-platform joint venture between Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) and Hasbro, Inc., (NASDAQ: HAS) with a goal of entertaining, enlightening, empowering and educating children and their families. The cable and satellite television network features original programming as well as content from Discovery's library of award-winning children's educational programming; from Hasbro's rich portfolio of entertainment and educational properties built during the past 90 years; and from leading third-party producers worldwide. The Hub lineup includes animated and live-action series, specials and game shows, and the network extends its content through a robust and engaging online presence at http://www.hubworld.com. The Hub rebranded from Discovery Kids on October 10, 2010, and reaches approximately 61 million U.S. households. The Hub logo and name are trademarks of Hub Television Networks, LLC. All rights reserved.

Credit(s): The Hub


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Re: Hub TV To Premiere Original Series ‘Transformers Prime’ starting February 11th (1165020)
Posted by RodimusAscendant on January 3rd, 2011 @ 2:08pm CST
Totally looking forward to February 11th! :grin:
Re: Hub TV To Premiere Original Series ‘Transformers Prime’ starting February 11th (1165024)
Posted by prowl123 on January 3rd, 2011 @ 2:30pm CST
And now its on my calendar. :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
Re: Hub TV To Premiere Original Series ‘Transformers Prime’ starting February 11th (1165086)
Posted by El Duque on January 3rd, 2011 @ 4:29pm CST
Hey that's my birthday! What a great present!
Re: Hub TV To Premiere Original Series ‘Transformers Prime’ starting February 11th (1165088)
Posted by optimusprime58316 on January 3rd, 2011 @ 4:42pm CST
what about the Hub Channel High Definition to all those who subscribe to High Definition services. Dish And Direct Tv HD costumers who like to have it in HD.
Re: Hub TV To Premiere Original Series ‘Transformers Prime’ starting February 11th (1165134)
Posted by prowl123 on January 3rd, 2011 @ 6:35pm CST
optimusprime58316 wrote:what about the Hub Channel High Definition to all those who subscribe to High Definition services. Dish And Direct Tv HD costumers who like to have it in HD.


Dont forget fios. I want Hub HD!
Re: Hub TV To Premiere Original Series ‘Transformers Prime’ starting February 11th (1165166)
Posted by YRQRM0 on January 3rd, 2011 @ 8:07pm CST
This show does look pretty awesome in HD, there's tons of detail in the robots. I can't wait for the series, I hope it's just as good as the first 5 and they don't get sloppy..
Re: Hub TV To Premiere Original Series ‘Transformers Prime’ starting February 11th (1165343)
Posted by SJ21 on January 4th, 2011 @ 9:53am CST
For those of you that have Infinity/Comcast cable, they have the opening miniseries OnDemand.

Cant wait for the 11th.

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