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Whataday7,275 posts since 13 Sep 2001
HTV Wales Wales Today
The Saturday person looked like Michaela Strachan, it just seems weird there were using that branding for pre school programmes


It wasn't Michaela, but whoever it is, she's dressed like a newsreader, against a GMTV Kids background which in itself is strange as you say, as it would be a time for pre-school programmes.
62305819,117 posts since 19 Aug 2005
STV Central Reporting Scotland
Question people keep on forgetting is how much say did Disney have in GMTV? Apart from weekend slots you never saw anything else Disney related? half term or summer holls it was power rangers or zeldar or super mario and of course Tom and jerry kids. Did Disney have a say in the day to day running of the main show? LK Today?
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Hatton Cross2,216 posts since 4 Jan 2003
Central (West) Midlands Today
No of course not. They would leave the 'grown-up' content alone.

Disney were part of the Sunrise Television consortium to provide expertise in Childrens programming - and get material for that PSB quota tick box, at what I would guess at a slightly discounted rate....

..and the dividend on the share holding of GMTV
ITV "Occasionally it gives us something good, but for the most part, it is pathetic and puerile". Lord Taylor, House Of Commons, 1959.
62305819,117 posts since 19 Aug 2005
STV Central Reporting Scotland
It also helped Disney was in good terms with one of the other consortium ( cough STV) Of course if it was PSB, then there got into trouble over that aspect a few times.

The reason for asking about the grown up stuff, is around this time Disney were branching out in the usa into other channels, like ABC etc so maybe there Disney were snuffing around the UK landscape, There own 50% of Super RTL plus others around EU.
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Neil Jones3,519 posts since 23 Dec 2001
Central (West) Midlands Today
Didn't Disney own Power Rangers/Saban at one time? Although thinking of that, it wasn't until years after Power Rangers started.


They did but now they don't own Power Rangers; it was bought off them in 2010 and the franchise ultimately went to Nickelodeon where they're apparently sticking together until at least next year. Disney apparently owns the rights to most of the Saban back catalogue with the exception of Power Rangers, the two Power Rangers films, Digimon and a couple of other films.
Whataday7,275 posts since 13 Sep 2001
HTV Wales Wales Today
I never know the main show used that side section of the studio. I do wonder what the point of that area was.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-aujYJO28I



It was the area where Mr Motivator did his workouts - I'm sure some of the Lorraine programmes and Entertainment Today came from that side of the studio


Yes, even when the replaced the set, Lorraine continued to come from a likeness of that area.
JAS842,699 posts since 26 Aug 2010
Yorkshire Look North (E.Yorks & Lincs)
Didn't Disney own Power Rangers/Saban at one time? Although thinking of that, it wasn't until years after Power Rangers started.


They did but now they don't own Power Rangers; it was bought off them in 2010 and the franchise ultimately went to Nickelodeon where they're apparently sticking together until at least next year. Disney apparently owns the rights to most of the Saban back catalogue with the exception of Power Rangers, the two Power Rangers films, Digimon and a couple of other films.

Not quite right. Disney bought Saban Entertainment in 2001. They wanted the Fox Family channel which Saban owned, which became ABC Family and then recently Freeform, but acquired Fox Kids (which became Jetix and then Disney XD) and the Saban programme catalogue as well. Saban Music Group, however, was not part of the deal. In 2010, Haim Saban launched Saban Brands, as part of a larger Saban Capital Group that also included Saban Music Group. Saban Brands' first acquisition was Power Rangers, which Disney had recently cancelled (that's why 2010 is the only year since it launched without any new episodes). When Saban signed a deal to get PR onto streaming services and DVD, they knew they might be an audience for their other similar shows as well - so they went back to Disney and asked if they could buy back BeetleBorgs, VR Troopers, Masked Rider (that series hasn't been re-released but it's rights are needed for three backdoor pilot crossover episodes in Power Rangers), Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation, and Digimon. I'm not sure if they got Mystic Knights of Tir Na Nog back, as that one hasn't been re-released. Nickelodeon (who bought the Turtles franchise at around the same time Saban bought back PR) only bought the airing rights for Power Rangers. They still air it in America, but Nick UK quickly ditched it, new episodes now air on Pop instead, with reruns on it's sister network Kix. The Power Rangers movies were never owned by Disney - they've always belonged to 20th Century Fox, in the same way that the new one out next month belongs to Lionsgate.


GMTV airing Power Rangers had nothing to do with Disney's part ownership of GMTV originally, but ITV dropping PR after Disney's last season RPM is probably not a coincidence.
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