Wendy Goldman Getzler
The US children’s digital book industry is growing exponentially with the help of more consumable content. In fact, the children’s and young adult eBook category drew US$469 million last year, a 117% rise over 2011. But while the numbers seem big, developers and publishers are still thinking small.
With the influx of new movies and shows hitting Netflix in the past number of weeks – and upticks in kids content viewing occurring in the summer months – the Internet streaming service has now launched a Families page designed to help parents better find entertainment options.
With Licensing Expo underway in Las Vegas, Turner CN Enterprises has unveiled a redesigned EMEA consumer products team designed to better focus on retail and licensing partners.
The biggest original content deal in Netflix’s history is for the little ones. A new multi-year deal will see DreamWorks develop more than 300 hours of original content based on properties like Shrek and Madagascar exclusively for subscribers of the Internet streaming service.
Even Bedknobs and Broomsticks is riding the streaming wave. With select Disney and Pixar films now offered on Netflix in the UK and Ireland, Amazon‘s European LOVEFiLM Instant service will now stream modern and classic Disney films on its on-demand platform.
Warner Bros. Consumer Products has named Jazwares as the master toy and electronics partner for the Cartoon Network comedy-action series Teen Titans Go!