What WarnerMedia is going to with Discovery Family after the 2022 merger?

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I said this in the Discovery Buying Warner thread, but I can say it here too.

There's always the chance that Discovery Family continues as is with Discovery buying Warner , it's a rerun dumping channel and since DIY network is about to end (being replace with Magnolia network) and GAC being sold off they have programming they can just run on a loop on DF. Discovery doesn't seem to dislike networks that just sit there doing nothing but reruns all day like Destination America, Cooking Channel, Discovery Life (ironic) , Discovery Family, GAC (before it was sold to former Hallmark Channel guy), DIY network, AHC... so they might just status quo it until cable companies get tired of it.

Many of us are thinking they HAVE to do something with Discovery Family when they could just do nothing...

Though it would be fun they threw some CN shows on there once in a while or something.
Just to clarify, Discovery is merging with Warner Bros. They're not purchasing the studio.
 

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What do you think will happen with each Discovery/Warner Media channels? What channels will rebrand close? Could they sell off channels like they did with GAC?
TNT, TBS, TCM, CNN, CN and TruTV should stay as they are?
HLN- not sure as they already have true crime covered with ID
Cinemax channels- all close
HBO channels- reduction
Boomerang- not sure?
Discovery, Food Network, HGTV, Magnolia, OWN, Science, ID, Motor Trend, TLC, Animal Planet, Travel Channel stay as they are?
Discovery Life, Destination America, Cooking Channel, AHC and Discovery Family all close?
Could we get a rebrand of one of these to a 24/7 Adult Swim channel like in Canada?
 

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As for the Hasbro Shows on Discovery Family, if Discovery Family becomes a 24/7 Adult Swim or Cartoonito Channel, I think Nickelodeon (And it’s Side Channels) should air them (Since Transformers is get a new Series on Nickelodeon, and Peppa Pig is on Nick Jr)
 

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As for the Hasbro Shows on Discovery Family, if Discovery Family becomes a 24/7 Adult Swim or Cartoonito Channel,
Not gonna happen. I still don't get why people are still on that.

I think Nickelodeon (And it’s Side Channels) should air them (Since Transformers is get a new Series on Nickelodeon, and Peppa Pig is on Nick Jr)
Not gonna happen. Just because Transformers is gonna be on Nickelodeon in 2023, doesn't mean all Hasbro shows will follow suit after DF shuts down or "rebranded" since most Hasbro shows are on Netflix and Tubi.
 

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if Discovery Family becomes a 24/7 Adult Swim
If Discovery-Warner went with this route, it will probably TruTV to be rebrand as 24/7 Adult Swim, but TruTV shows likely to air during daytime schedule and re-run of WB shows like Full House, Family Matters or to a lesser extent, CHiPs. Those are owned by WB, including pre-1986 MGM contents.
 

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if Discovery Family becomes a 24/7 Adult Swim or Cartoonito Channel
Neither scenario is likely to happen; like @JMTV Studios said, I don't get why people are still on that.

The US Cartoonito block is under a year old and doesn't have enough shows to run 24/7, [adult swim] can't and wouldn't run all day nor does Cartoon Network have any inclination to drop it from their nighttime schedule. Even in the unlikely event that Warner would want to ship [as] to another channel, there'd be no point in turning Discovery Family into [as]'s new home when TruTV is right there. Like @F150Dog mentioned, it would be just like the CN/[as] combo, only with the channel being TruTV until nightfall instead of CN.

THE most likely fate of Discovery Family is that Discovery will just leave the channel as it is, minus the Hasbro stuff. Warner Discovery could, theoretically (with big emphasis on theoretically) import some of the Boomerang era shows over to DiscFam to replace the Hasbro shows, but that would imply that Warner Discovery were to suddenly start caring about the channel post merger, so that scenario too, while possible, seems unlikely.
 

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What do you think will happen with each Discovery/Warner Media channels? What channels will rebrand close? Could they sell off channels like they did with GAC?
TNT, TBS, TCM, CNN, CN and TruTV should stay as they are?
HLN- not sure as they already have true crime covered with ID
Cinemax channels- all close
HBO channels- reduction
Boomerang- not sure?
Discovery, Food Network, HGTV, Magnolia, OWN, Science, ID, Motor Trend, TLC, Animal Planet, Travel Channel stay as they are?
Discovery Life, Destination America, Cooking Channel, AHC and Discovery Family all close?
Could we get a rebrand of one of these to a 24/7 Adult Swim channel like in Canada?
i feel like all of the current WB owned channels will stay but I do think Boomerang will likely merge with DF or closing down. HBO channels will probably stay, not sure about Cinemax. Most Discovery channels will stay intact but I can see low viewed channels like AHC, Destination America, and Discovery Life being consolidated.
 

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The US Cartoonito block is under a year old and doesn't have enough shows to run 24/7
That's right and you may saw some members tried to use Latin America as example for Boomerang to be rebrand as 24/7 Cartoonito, but I'm not going to make a comparison between Latin America and the US due to different market.

[adult swim] can't and wouldn't run all day nor does Cartoon Network have any inclination to drop it from their nighttime schedule. Even in the unlikely event that Warner would want to ship [as] to another channel, there'd be no point in turning Discovery Family into [as]'s new home when TruTV is right there. Like @F150Dog mentioned, it would be just like the CN/[as] combo, only with the channel being TruTV until nightfall instead of CN.
I don't think that Adult Swim will be expand to 24/7, despite heavily requested for many years back in 2000s.

I believe that migrate to TruTV or TBS would be contingency plan in case if the Congress or FCC impose the ban on adult blocks in channels that are designated for young viewers. Some parents and PTC tried to lobby for this new rule but it was unsuccessful, however they did consider back in 2000s after Super Bowl controversy that energized PTC to push for regulation on cable channels. I know some parents blocked CN entirely due to Adult Swim that could have adverse affect on rating for Cartoonito and CN. I'm not sure if Discovery is going to push, but merger is going to be very interesting.

If Adult Swim disappears, it will be replaced with re-run of CN programming and possibly re-run of Boomerang programming like back in 1990s.

THE most likely fate of Discovery Family is that Discovery will just leave the channel as it is, minus the Hasbro stuff. Warner Discovery could, theoretically (with big emphasis on theoretically) import some of the Boomerang era shows over to DiscFam to replace the Hasbro shows, but that would imply that Warner Discovery were to suddenly start caring about the channel post merger, so that scenario too, while possible, seems unlikely.
Interesting, I have some thought about it.
 

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That's right and you may saw some members tried to use Latin America as example for Boomerang to be rebrand as 24/7 Cartoonito, but I'm not going to make a comparison between Latin America and the US due to different market.


I don't think that Adult Swim will be expand to 24/7, despite heavily requested for many years back in 2000s.

I believe that migrate to TruTV or TBS would be contingency plan in case if the Congress or FCC impose the ban on adult blocks in channels that are designated for young viewers. Some parents and PTC tried to lobby for this new rule but it was unsuccessful, however they did consider back in 2000s after Super Bowl controversy that energized PTC to push for regulation on cable channels. I know some parents blocked CN entirely due to Adult Swim that could have adverse affect on rating for Cartoonito and CN. I'm not sure if Discovery is going to push, but merger is going to be very interesting.

If Adult Swim disappears, it will be replaced with re-run of CN programming and possibly re-run of Boomerang programming like back in 1990s.


Interesting, I have some thought about it.
Just keep DF as is. It’s better than other networks…not counting Universal Kids, which is runner up
 

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Just keep DF as is.
Yes but in best scenario, it would be all re-run of Discovery shows, so no Hasbro contents after Hasbro leaves.

It’s better than other networks…not counting Universal Kids, which is runner up
Well, it is your opinion but rating doesn't agree with you.

Nickelodeon - 335,000
Disney Junior - 258,000
Disney Channel - 233,000
Nick Jr. - 232,000
Cartoon Network - 201,000
Disney XD - 83,000
Boomerang - 77,000
Nicktoons - 67,000
Discovery Family - 43,000
TeenNick - 37,000
Universal Kids - 35,000

Let look at number of viewers and Discovery Family has 43,000 and it is very low number for Hasbro to maintain the business with Discovery Family, so Hasbro is done with DF for good as they went to streaming services and sometime, Nick for new Hasbro shows. Remember, TV channels are part of business and they need money to run, so they rely on ads and cable carriage for revenues. Have a channel with 43,000 viewers aren't going to help Hasbro to stay in business.


You're kidding, right?
Exactly, that how I felt too but it is his opinion.
 

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^^Exactly. I wasn't trying to be facetious, but the writing's on the wall: these days secondary channels like Nicktoons, Boomerang, Disney XD and Discovery Family are going the way of the dodo bird, and while people are allowed to prefer whatever they choose, the hard truth is that DiscFam and Universal Kids are two of the lowest rated channels on the dial currently, so hitching your wagon to them is akin to jumping aboard the Titanic.
 
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You're kidding, right?
Nope

^^Exactly. I wasn't trying to be facetious, but the writing's on the wall: these days secondary channels like Nicktoons, Boomerang, Disney XD and Discovery Family are going the way of the dodo bird, and while people are allowed to prefer whatever they choose, the hard truth is that DiscFam and Universal Kids are two of the lowest rated channels on the dial currently, so hitching your wagon to them is akin to jumping aboard the Titanic.
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Yes but in best scenario, it would be all re-run of Discovery shows, so no Hasbro contents after Hasbro leaves.


Well, it is your opinion but rating doesn't agree with you.

Nickelodeon - 335,000
Disney Junior - 258,000
Disney Channel - 233,000
Nick Jr. - 232,000
Cartoon Network - 201,000
Disney XD - 83,000
Boomerang - 77,000
Nicktoons - 67,000
Discovery Family - 43,000
TeenNick - 37,000
Universal Kids - 35,000

Let look at number of viewers and Discovery Family has 43,000 and it is very low number for Hasbro to maintain the business with Discovery Family, so Hasbro is done with DF for good as they went to streaming services and sometime, Nick for new Hasbro shows. Remember, TV channels are part of business and they need money to run, so they rely on ads and cable carriage for revenues. Have a channel with 43,000 viewers aren't going to help Hasbro to stay in business.



Exactly, that how I felt too but it is his opinion.
Well, I lost interest in Nick after Power Rangers moved to Netflix

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Warner Bros. Discovery is now born. But despite that, Discovery Family is STILL alive, and it still hasn't aired any new programs, either -- for 10 months straight!
 

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Close the channel doesn't happen overnight and it take a lot of time, also as MVPD, they require a minimum of 90 days notification to TV providers and subscribers about whichever channel is closed. Other reason, Hasbro doesn't leave yet.

WB and Discovery didn't make a decision about fate of Discovery Family yet, so it is either replace with re-run of Discovery shows after Hasbro exits or close the channel entirely.
 

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