The Disney buyout of Marvel has sparked much discussion and speculation regarding the aftermath, with many fans wondering how Hasbro‘s plans with Marvel-based properties will be affected. Brought up was Hasbro’s venture with Discovery Channel, and Projo.com shed light on this:
PAWTUCKET — A Hasbro Inc. spokesman says the Pawtucket toymaker’s deal to create a new TV network won’t be hurt by Monday’s announcement that Walt Disney Co. will acquire Marvel Entertainment Inc.
Wells Fargo stock analyst Tim Conder said in a research note to investors that Disney’s deal for Marvel could put a wrinkle in Hasbro’s plans for programming on the new Discovery channel.
“It is highly likely that Disney will want to retain Marvel-related programming content for its own channels of distribution,” Conder noted.
But Hasbro spokesman Wayne Charness said the characters covered under its license with Marvel aren’t the only ones around which the toymaker could craft storylines for the Discovery venture.
“They certainly are only one of the many potential sources for TV content,” Charness said.