Why is it so difficult for a fourth major kids network to actually become a thing?

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I think it’s because the three have been firmly established for a long time now. Also more people are movie to streaming, so Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime are the next new channels.
 

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Nickelodeon was the first kids network, Disney Channel had the entire Disney library, Cartoon Network had the entire Hanna-Barbera library and part of the Warner Bros library. These helped all of these networks get their start. No other network had their own hook like they did.
 
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Nickelodeon was the first kids network, Disney Channel had the entire Disney library, Cartoon Network had the entire Hanna-Barbera library and part of the Warner Bros library. These helped all of these networks get their start. No other network had their own hook like they did.
Makes me feel DiC really missed their chance. Even back in the 90’s they had one of the largest libraries of kids content in the world. Now it’s part of DHX Media, which is a major media company in Canada. I can understand not wanting to try to be the fourth network in the States. The window of opportunity is gone, and is just not worth it now that kids have SVOD.


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Makes me feel DiC really missed their chance. Even back in the 90’s they had one of the largest libraries of kids content in the world. Now it’s part of DHX Media, which is a major media company in Canada. I can understand not wanting to try to be the fourth network in the States. The window of opportunity is gone, and is just not worth it now that kids have SVOD.


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Funny thing, I heard DiC was supposed to launch a digital sub channel back in the mid 2000s, though I may be wrong.
 

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