via The Hub press release:
CELEBRATE THE WEDDING OF THE YEAR WITH
SPECIAL TWO-PART ‘MY LITTLE PONY FRIENDSHIP IS MAGIC’
ON THE HUB TV NETWORK
“Bridle” Episode of Pop Culture Phenomenon Prances Down the Aisle April 21
Tori Spelling, Actress/Author and Wedding Aficionado,
To Be Featured in Special Wedding Interstitial Programming on The Hub
LOS ANGELES – The Hub TV network, a television network for kids and their families, will celebrate the wedding event of the year with a very special two-episode presentation of the animated hit series “My Little Pony Friendship is Magic,” Saturday, April 21 (1-2 p.m. ET). Two half-hour, back-to-back episodes will culminate with a spectacular wedding in the beloved series that has become a pop culture phenomenon, with a passionate and broad fan following. The series is produced by Hasbro Studios.
As part of the celebration of the episode, TV actress/author, wedding aficionado — and mom — Tori Spelling (“Beverly Hills 90210,” “Tori & Dean: sTORIbook Weddings”) will be featured in The Hub’s interstitial programming in addition to hosting a celebrity “bridle” shower event.
“My Little Pony Friendship is Magic,” set in the magical land of Equestria, a kingdom populated by colorful ponies, follows the studious young unicorn Twilight Sparkle and her five pony friends as they teach one another about the most powerful magic of all, the magic of friendship! In the two-part episode “A Canterlot Wedding,” the kingdom is in a frenzy preparing for the wedding of Princess Celestia’s niece, Princess Cadance, to Twilight Sparkle’s brother, Shining Armor. However, Twilight Sparkle discovers a dark secret about the bride that could ruin her brother’s “happily ever after.”
To capitalize on the growing excitement that is swirling around what legions of “My Little Pony Friendship is Magic” fans are calling “the wedding of the year,” The Hub will launch a robust marketing and publicity effort to reach the audiences of all ages who are captivated by “My Little Pony Friendship is Magic.” The series, produced primarily for children, has become a sensation across generations.
The special wedding-themed programming event will be supported with both traditional and non-traditional off-channel media, designed to drive tune-in as well as viewer engagement with exclusive digital content available at an all-new mini-site, Hubworld.com/royalwedding. Launching on April 2, the mini-site will feature six all-new, interactive, wedding-themed games based on each of the show’s beloved primary characters as well as a downloadable “viewing party pack” that includes printable party invitations, wedding hats, coloring pages and stickers. Additionally, The Hub’s Facebook and Twitter (@HubTVNetwork) platforms will provide sneak peeks of the royal wedding episode and extend the viewing experience with additional activities to engage the series’ growing fan base.
About The Hub
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, as well as specials, game shows, and family-favorite movies. The network extends its content through a robust and engaging online presence at www.hubworld.com. The Hub rebranded from Discovery Kids on October 10, 2010, and is available in more than 64 million U.S. households. The Hub logo and name are trademarks of Hub Television Networks, LLC. All rights reserved.
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