Hasbro recently teamed up with Discovery Kids to create their own channel. But in the long scheme of things - do you think that is a good idea? More and more shows are going from the cable networks to online. EVERY single episode of Transformers: Animated I saw was online. I watched the majority of Beast Wars/Machines online. I get almost every show I want online. The advantages are numerous. The biggest advantage is that I am no longer controlled by the TV schedule. I watch when I want. I don't have to work my life schedule around the TV. I also don't have to sit there for an entire 30 mins or an hour to watch a show anymore. I can watch an entire show in 20 mins or 40 mins because of the lack of commercials. That is actually a GREAT thing, as I am not frittering away my time watching pointless commercials and makes the TV shows much more enjoyable as there is no break. Its funny to watch a TV show edited for TV and see the cliffhanger at the end of each segment intended to be before a commercial break and then continue right away without a commercial break. Other nice things are that you can pause if you need to and continue whenever you left off. You can rewind and watch the segment again if it was confusing to you or if you just thought it was so awesome, you want to see the scene again. Granted, there is still a large chunk of people glued to the boob tube, but the tide is slowly turning the other way. It seems to me that Hasbro is getting into TV when its on its way down. Eventhough its not anywhere low enough to bottom out, it has decidedly started losing power to the internet. I am writing this because Hasbro could put more money into the writing and animation for the show than the costs associated with managing a TV channel and all the administrative costs. Putting a show online is extremely easy - and requires little as far as financially when compared to the operational costs associated with a TV show. All you really need is a 4 or 5 good writers and an animation crew. All of the other costs associated with putting an episode on TV can instead be used as profit or be used for the writing/animation. What do you guys think?