Wendy Goldman Getzler
As the children’s video streaming wars only intensify, it looks like Amazon is taking full advantage of its vast e-commerce capabilities – and the idea could catch on like wildfire. A new deal with Mattel-owned HIT Entertainment will make British preschool series Fireman Sam available for download or streaming in an online hub that also features branded apps, games, eBooks, toys and other physical products.
Toronto, Canada-based content creator marblemedia is expanding its development initiatives with the promotion of Miklos Perlus to VP of its Kids and Family division.
FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment has introduced a new consumer products structure that is divided across four regions: The UK, EMEA and Australia, the Americas and Asia. As such, Carl Lumbard will be leaving the company, 18 months after his appointment as head of licensing strategy and business development.
Nickelodeon’s SVP of programming and acquisitions Jules Borkent will provide an inside glimpse at his company’s global multiplatform strategy during his keynote address at the inaugural Kidscreen East event taking place in Qingdao, China this July.
Finland-headquartered Angry Birds creator Rovio Entertainment, whose consumer products business accounts for nearly half of its total revenue, is beefing up its global consumer products licensing team with the help of former Mattel, DreamWorks and Warner Bros. execs.
For millions of preschoolers, 12 minutes could be all it takes to learn a new word or two. That’s how long the average tot is spending on Endless Alphabet, the popular app from San Francisco-based mobile startup Originator. The self-funded and profitable company of five is led by CEO Rex Ishibashi, who gave iKids a lesson in both analytics and staying ahead of the curve in an overly crowded educational app market.