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2011-08-08 10:30:00

MIAMI, Aug. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Just because summer is coming to a close does not mean the fun has to stop. This August, as the kids prepare to go back to school, Discovery Familia begins a journey through the imagination with the launch of Artzooka! Premiering on August 22 and airing from Monday to Friday at 2 PM ET/ 11 AM PT, this new co-production of the internationally acclaimed kids' show provides U.S. Hispanic children with access to the world of manual arts, encouraging them...

2010-11-23 10:58:00

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Nov. 23, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The Country Network (TCN), a country music video television network located on Music Row in Nashville, TN, is on the air on KBPX, Channel 46.1! It can currently be viewed by all television households with the ability to receive over-the-air channels. TCN will be working with KBPX owner ION Media Networks to obtain carriage on Houston cable systems and the satellite providers. Country music is America's most popular music genre. TCN fills a...

2010-09-15 11:51:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Scholastic Media announced today that The Magic School Bus®, the Emmy® award-winning animated science-adventure series for kids based on the wildly popular book series, will premiere on the Qubo® Channel starting September 27. In addition to Qubo's 24-hour channel, The Magic School Bus series also will premiere on ION Television on Thursday, October 7, as well as on NBC's three-hour Qubo educational...

2010-09-01 08:31:00

Partnership drives home safety messages to families via animated Busytown Mysteries series and AAA's popular TourBook travel guides. WASHINGTON, Sept. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AAA has teamed up with Cookie Jar Entertainment and its Richard Scarry's Busytown Mysteries animated series to educate parents, caregivers and children on the importance of safely securing young passengers in the family vehicle. "Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for children," said AAA...

2010-01-14 13:56:00

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Discovery Communications-Hasbro Joint Venture President and CEO Margaret Loesch today unveiled the official brand and logo for the children's network, set to launch in fall 2010. Moving forward, the network will be known as "The Hub" and will reach approximately 60 million homes on what is currently the Discovery Kids network. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100114/PH37858LOGO ) "A hub is a place where great things come together --...

2009-10-21 08:05:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- As previously announced, The Mirage Group, owners of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles(TM) property, have sold the iconic brand to Nickelodeon - part of MTV Networks, a division of Viacom Inc. (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B). 4Kids Entertainment (NYSE: KDE) has received a payment of approximately $9.75 million at the Closing in consideration of its agreement to terminate its right to serve as the merchandise licensing agent prior to the scheduled expiration of the...

2009-09-07 11:52:27

The U.S. television network CBS says it has lined up a new slate of Saturday morning children's programs for the 2009-10 season. The three-hour block, known as Cookie Jar TV and presented in partnership with Cookie Jar Entertainment, includes Busytown Mysteries, based on the books by Richard Scarry; Noonbory & the Super 7, which follows a group of super-sensing problem solvers; and Sabrina the Animated Series, which is about a 12-year-old half-witch. The lineup is to begin airing Sept. 19.

2009-04-19 23:01:00

Clips and full length programs of Chaotic: M'arrillian Invasion, Yu-Gi-Oh!, Sonic X, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and other popular programs now available at www.4Kids.TV and www.4kidsTV.com Video Portal thePlatform discloses that more than 8% of its video views now come from kids' programs; 141% Year-over-year growth in kids' related video views SEATTLE, April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- thePlatform, the leading white-label video management company, today announced an agreement with 4Kids...

2009-02-18 10:00:00

Trading Card Game Based on New Action-Adventure Property! Launch Events Set at Hobby Stores throughout North America! NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev., Feb. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- It's finally here! Upper Deck is pleased to announce that the Huntik Trading Card Game (TCG) has launched nationwide! This brand new game is closely tied with the popular Huntik: Secrets & Seekers animated series, currently airing Saturday mornings on The CW4Kids Network. Visit Huntik.com for more information on this...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'