Freeform is an American basic cable channel owned by Walt Disney Television, a unit of Disney Media Networks and a part of The Walt Disney Company. Freeform broadcasts programming geared toward teenagers and young adults – with some programming skewing toward young women – in the 14–34 age range, a target demographic designated by the channel as "becomers", its programming includes contemporary off-network syndicated reruns and original series, feature films, made-for-TV original movies. Since the network was launched on April 29, 1977, it has undergone different changes to its programming format and naming under its four different owners; the network was founded as a religious channel, the CBN Satellite Service—an extension of televangelist Pat Robertson's Christian Broadcasting Network. It evolved into a family-focused entertainment network in 1981, was spun off into a for-profit company known as International Family Entertainment in 1990 becoming known as The Family Channel; as a condition of the spin-off, the channel was contractually required to maintain airings of The 700 Club and an annual telethon on the last Sunday in January.
In 1997, IFE and The Family Channel were acquired by a joint venture between News Corporation and Saban Entertainment, resulting in its re-branding as the Fox Family Channel a year later. The new owners wanted to re-position the network towards younger viewers as a companion for their popular Fox Kids programming block. After the network began to struggle as a result of their changes, the venture was sold to Disney in October 2001, in a sale that included Saban. On October 6, 2015, Disney–ABC Television Group announced that the network would rebrand as Freeform adopting that name on January 12, 2016; as of January 2016, Freeform is available to 92 million households in the United States. The network's president reports to the chairman of ABC Television Studios and ABC Entertainment; the channel traces its origins to the launch of the CBN Satellite Service, an arm of Pat Robertson's Christian Broadcasting Network, on April 29, 1977. Focusing on religious programming, the channel was notable for being one of the first cable channels to distribute its signal nationally through satellite transmission as well as the first national basic cable-originated network.
The channel changed its name to the CBN Cable Network on September 1, 1981, adopted a more secular programming format featuring a mix of family-oriented series and films while retaining some religious programs from various televangelists. Around this time, the channel began airing a late night block of classic family oriented shows like You Bet Your Life with Groucho Marx, I Married Joan, The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis; this block of programming is said by some to have inspired the 1985 debut of the Nick at Nite classic TV block on Nickelodeon. By this point, its carriage grew to 10.9 million homes with a cable television subscription. On January 1, 1988, the word "Family" was incorporated into the channel's name to better reflect its programming format, rebranding as The CBN Family Channel. By 1990, the network had grown too profitable to remain under the Christian Broadcasting Network umbrella without endangering the ministry's non-profit status. On January 8 of that year, CBN spun out the network into a new, for-profit corporation known as International Family Entertainment.
Managed by Pat Robertson's eldest son Timothy, IFE was co-owned by the Robertsons, with a minority interest held by Liberty Media and Tele-Communications Inc. owner John C. Malone. Following the spin-off, the channel's name was shortened to The Family Channel on September 15, 1990; as a stipulation included as part of the spin-out from CBN to International Family Entertainment, The Family Channel was required to continue its daily airings of CBN's flagship program, The 700 Club. During this time, from 1994 to 1997, The Family Channel sponsored NASCAR Winston Cup Series driver Ted Musgrave in the #16 Ford Thunderbird for Roush Racing. In 1997, after International Family Entertainment put The Family Channel up for sale, News Corporation made an offer to acquire the channel; the company aimed to turn The Family Channel into a competitor to children's cable networks such as Cartoon Network and Nickelodeon, leveraging the library of Fox Kids Worldwide. News Corp negotiated to purchase a stake in the channel, with IFE as a partner.
After competing bids were submitted by Nickelodeon parent Viacom and The Walt Disney Company to acquire IFE as a whole, News Corporation placed its own bid to buy the company for $1.8 billion. On June 11, 1997, International Family Entertainment was acquired by the Fox/Saban consortium, renamed Fox Family Worldwide, for $1.9 billion. The Family Channel was renamed Fox Family Channel on August 15, 1998; when Fox Family Worldwide bought the channel, the management team assigned to the network sought to re-program it towards a new dual audience – kids in daytime, families at night. Notable programs aired during this era included S Club 7 in Miami—a sitcom serving as a starring vehicle for t
Ibrahim Drešević is a professional footballer who plays as a centre-back for Dutch club SC Heerenveen and the Kosovo national team. He represented Sweden at youth international level, his debut with Elfsborg came on 25 August 2016 in a 0–7 biggest away win in the second round of 2016–17 Svenska Cupen against IK Gauthiod after coming on as a substitute at 61st minute in place of Joakim Nilsson. Dreshaj made his first Allsvenskan appearance on 10 September after being named in the starting line-up in a 1–1 home draw against Kalmar. On 31 January 2019, Dreshaj joined Eredivisie side Heerenveen, on a three and a half year contract. On 16 February 2019, he made his debut in a 2–2 home draw against PSV after coming on as a substitute at 79th minute in place of Jizz Hornkamp. On 22 May 2019, Dreshaj received a call-up from Kosovo for the UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying matches against Montenegro and Bulgaria, but he is not available in these matches after FIFA did not permit him to play for Kosovo due to problems with documentations.
On 23 August 2019, FIFA gave permission for Drešević to play for Kosovo. Dreshaj was born in Sweden to Albanian parents from Montenegro; as of match played 11 August 2019 Ibrahim Drešević at Soccerway Ibrahim Drešević at SvFF
Wonder Girl is the alias of multiple superheroines featured in comic books published by DC Comics. Donna Troy, the original Wonder Girl, was created by Bob Haney and Bruno Premiani and first appeared in The Brave and the Bold #60; the second Wonder Girl, Cassie Sandsmark, was created by John Byrne and first appeared in Wonder Woman #105. Both are members of different incarnations of the Teen Titans; the alias has been used in reference to a younger version of Wonder Woman as a teenager. An original version of Wonder Girl named Drusilla appeared in the Wonder Woman television series, played by Debra Winger. Donna Troy makes her live adaptation debut in the DC Universe series Titans, played by Conor Leslie. Although not named Wonder Girl, a young Wonder Woman appeared as part of the character's origin story in All-Star Comics #8, Wonder Woman's first appearance. A teen-aged Princess Diana of the Amazons was featured in a backstory in Wonder Woman #23, written by William Moulton Marston and designed by H.
G. Peter. Wonder Girl first appeared in The Secret Origin of Wonder Woman and edited by Robert Kanigher, in Wonder Woman #105. In this revised Silver Age origin, it is established that Diana had in fact not been created from clay, but had been born before the Amazons settled on Paradise Island. Following this issue were several Wonder Girl adventures, years an additional character, Wonder Tot—Wonder Woman as a toddler—was featured. Kanigher restored the character's made-from-clay origin in 1966. From Wonder Woman #124 onward, Wonder Woman, Wonder Girl, Wonder Tot appeared together in stories that were labeled "impossible tales", presented as films made by Wonder Woman's mother, Queen Hippolyta, who had the power to splice together films of herself and Diana at different ages; the characters of Wonder Girl and Wonder Woman began to diverge, as Bob Haney wrote Wonder Girl stories that took place in the same time period as those of Wonder Woman. The last significant appearance of Wonder Woman as a child Wonder Girl was in November 1965.
In the tongue-in-cheek Wonder Woman #158, the aforementioned Kanigher broke the fourth wall by having Wonder Girl and the rest of the supporting cast he had created come to the office of a "certain" editor. Protested by fans for ruining the character, Kanigher tells Wonder Girl that he does love her, along with all of his other daughters, such as Black Canary, Star Sapphire, the Harlequin. So, with mounting pressure, he has no choice but to declare her retconned. Wonder Girl stoically accepts her fate as she and the others turn into drawings on Kanigher's desk. Soon after, Wonder Woman enters and is shocked to see her younger self "killed". Regardless, Diana as a child Wonder Girl was never rejected. Reprints of Wonder Girl stories were included in the comic book. In issue #200, Wonder Woman, in her Diana Prince identity, is shown walking past children at play whereon she flashes back to when she was a fourteen-year-old Wonder Girl with a crush on Mer-Boy. While the characters of Wonder Girl and Wonder Woman were diverging, Haney was developing a new group of junior superheroes, whose first informal appearance featured a team-up of Robin, Kid Flash, Aqualad.
During their next appearance in The Brave and the Bold #60, they were dubbed the Teen Titans and joined by Wonder Girl, pictured in the same frame as Wonder Woman and calling Hippolyta "mother". Wonder Girl and the other Teen Titans were featured in Showcase #59 before being spun off into their own series with Teen Titans #1. With the character called only Wonder Girl, or "Wonder Chick" by her teammates, her status as either the younger Wonder Woman displaced in the timeline or another character altogether is not explained until Teen Titans #22. In a story by Marv Wolfman and Gil Kane it is established that Wonder Girl is a non-Amazon orphan, rescued by Wonder Woman from an apartment building fire. Unable to find any parents or family, Wonder Woman brings the child to Paradise Island, where she is given Amazon powers by the Purple Ray; the story ends with Wonder Girl wearing a new costume and hairstyle, adopting the secret identity Donna Troy. As special event comics like the Crisis on Infinite Earths and Infinite Crisis miniseries have rewritten character histories, the origin of Donna Troy has been revised several times.
In brief, those origins are as follows: Rescued orphan: Donna Troy was rescued from an apartment building fire by Wonder Woman, who took her to Paradise Island to be raised as an Amazon by Queen Hippolyta. Titan Seed: The Titan Rhea had rescued a young Donna from a fire, adding her to a group of 12 orphans from around the universe, raised on New Cronus by these Titans as "Titan Seeds", their eventual saviors; the Seeds had been named after ancient Greek cities. Called "Troy", Donna had been stripped of her memories of her time with the Titans of Myth, reintroduced into humankind to await her destiny. In this version, Donna had no connection to Wonder Woman. Infinite Lives of Donna Troy: In a revision that incorporated the Titan Seed continuity while reattaching Donna Troy to Wonder Woman, it is revealed that the Amazon sorceress Magala had animated a mirror image of young Princess Diana to create for her a mystical, "identical twin" playmate; this twin is soon mistaken for Diana and kidnapped by Dark Angel (revealed in the Return of Donna Troy mini-series to be