• Pony History of the Day: The Hub

    When one thinks of ponies there are few things as closely tied to FiM as The Hub, the network that came out of nowhere that we had little expectations for when ads for it popped up on other major networks. It looked like another cash grab by a major toy company and most of us left it at that until it premiered on October 10, 2010 and a magical little show about pastel ponies came into our lives.

    After that magical day The Hub became more than just another network and became the home base for a brand new phenomenon: Bronies. It wasn't until after the first season ended that the Hub began embracing the newfound Brony community, creating a huge shoutout to the fandom with the original Equestria Girls promo back in early 2011 and sending an extended edition straight to EqD.

    The staff over at The Hub created a number of promos for FiM over the years and were happy to talk with the community and us here at EqD. So when it was announced that the Hub would be no more and would be changed to Discovery Family we were all a bit sad to see the network that started ponies disappear.

    For those of you who are new to ponies within the past year or miss the cool things the Hub used to do, check on after the break for a bunch of Hub promos! We've embedded a lot of really great examples of the Hub's greatness, but make sure to check the end of the post for a full playlist!

    Also, make sure to give us some suggestions in the comments for our next feature!

    The original Equestria Girls Extended Promo - May 27, 2011
    Also the first time a pony was acknowledged with a fandom name: DJ Pon-3

    The Pinkie Pride promo advertising Weird Al! - Jan 27, 2014

    An amazing commercial for 8 bit ponies! The actual game came out sometime later based on the commercial.

    A Pony for That commercial where Equestria Daily is mentioned for the first time in an official promo.

    The first promo for the Royal Wedding - March 23, 2012

    The wedding was such a big deal even Tori Spelling was involved. - April 18, 2012

    The MLP Fan Favorite Poll campaign promos, all released in July and August of 2013.

    And we can't forget the amazing April Fools promos the Hub came up with. - April 1, 2014

    And their crossover promos! - May 20, 2014

    The last season the Hub promoted. - August 30, 2013

    And of course cross promos with Dan from Dan Vs and Pinkie Pie. - March 23, 2013

    For even more Hub Promos check out the full playlist embedded below!

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