As we told you all few days back, Hasbro broadcasted the HUB Initiative Webcast just moments ago.
Main events :
*Transformers: Prime Theme Music
*Potential Toyline based on Transformers: Prime and other TV Shows
*HUB TV shows going Global
*Clips from Transformers: Prime and from other shows
*Programme Schedule Finalized
*TV Episodes will depend on Character Development and how the Story Telling will go
*Online Content debuting on 27th September, 2010
*Transformers: Prime Scripts are Fantastic says Margaret Loesch
*Sunbow Transformers TV Series (G1) and Transformers: The Movie will go live.
And Many Many More..
Do you want to know what happened? Read on my friends… Read on… The TRANSFORMERS franchise sees the triumphant return of the AUTOBOTS characters to television in cutting edge computer-generated animation. The series both deepens the epic mythology of AUTOBOTS and DECEPTICONS, while starting fresh for a new generation of viewers and future TRANSFORMERS fans. With a bold and modern new look, OPTIMUS PRIME, BUMBLEBEE and others are back to roll out against MEGATRON’S latest plots to conquer Earth. The AUTOBOTS may be few against the DECEPTICONS menace, but they find increased strength here on their home away from home via bonds they’ve forged with three human teenagers. Make no mistake, the TRANSFORMERS series will deliver heavy metal action and nail-biting suspense — but also promises to take human drama to levels as of yet unseen in the franchise.
Before the presentations they played Theme Music belonging to the Upcoming HUB Cartoons (Yes, the Full Transformers: Prime Theme Music).
Hasbro’s President and Chief Executive Officer, Brian Goldner told everyone “How HUB came to be”.
David M. Zaslav’s Presentation[/B]
*David M. Zaslav talked on behalf of Discovery. He mentioned that he’s proud to work with Hasbro.
*Says, Hard to tell which show will become the hit among the rest… Might be Transformers, might be G.I. Joe.
Margaret Loesch’s Presentation[/B]
*The Hub’s President and CEO, Margaret Loesch says they are ready to launch.
*Programme Schedule Finalized.
*The name HUB means “Destination”. A Destination For Kids.
*Programmes aim for both adults and children.
*Advertisers are positive.
*168 Hours of Programming per week.
*3PM Transformers: Prime and G. I. Joe.
*Preview Clip of the Shows. Must be the one on their HUB Website.
*Two clips from Haunting Hour.
*HUB Website will get updated and it’ll be the Official Launch on September 27th, with many stuff.
*Her 40th year in television next year. So, basically she’s really happy to work for the HUB.
Hasbro Studios’ President, Stephen Davis’ Presentation[/B]
*Discusses what Hasbro Studios turned up to be.
*The success of Hasbro’s Hub; The Ways To Win.
*Hasbro’s products are the Key Drivers.
*Will focus on Hasbro’s Brands (So… There’s a good chance that you’ll all get a Toy Line for Transformers: Prime).
*Highest Quality Programming.
*G. I. Joe and Transformers are the main focus on production.
*Gives credit to voice talents of Transformers: Prime, G. I. Joe Renegades and Pound Puppies.
*Video Clips from Programmes. We can’t see them.
*Programmes will go International, across the Globe. (Yay!!!)
*Story is just beginning.
Chief Financial Officer, Deborah Thomas[/B]
*Marketing and Financial stuff.
*Hasbro dished-out $300Million for the Joint Venture.
*Benefits from Sales based on Toys from various TV Series (Yep, There’s the Transformers: Prime Toyline confirmation for you).
*What happened in 2009, 2010 and what will happen in 2011 for the Financial Aspect of the HUB.
*Someone asked about the HUB’s growth?
*How International Programming will go?
*When/How will it go International and the potential? Answer : Shows will be dubbed.
*About licensing? Answer : Will spend a lot on that. Not commenting on what will or will not be profitable.
*Transformers: Prime – It seems that they’ve showed the SDCC2010 Clip before.
*Brief mention of Transformers 3.
*TV Rights for US? Answer: Care Bears, Strawberry Shortcakes will be on other channels as well.
*About TV Episodes? Answer : It’ll depend on Character Development and how the Story Telling will go.
*Web programmes? Online content. Games by Electronic Arts(EA), Clips from Episodes.
*Educational Content? How advertising defer from other Channels? Answer: Discovery will air 3 Hours a day worth Educational content. Obtained rights of “Carmen Sandiego”. Kids Afternoon and Saturday Morning (9AM to 3:30PM).
*Transformers: Prime Scripts are Fantastic says Margaret Loesch.
*Older Episodes of Transformer? Sunbow TV Series and Transformers: The Movie will go live. Same can be said for G. I. Joe. Monday to Friday.
Mission Accomplished!!! said the Presenters.
Don’t worry if you’ve missed it. Hasbro will replay the Webcast two hours later (12PM ET).
Title Thanks to Joe Moore! Images Thanks to Tony Bacala! A special “Thank You” to all who helped to put this report together.