Wendy Goldman Getzler
In nearly a year from now, ABC News president Ben Sherwood will take the reins from Anne Sweeney as co-chairman, Disney Media Networks and president of Disney/ABC Television Group, as Sweeney is set to depart from the company in January 2015.
Zodiak Media has struck a significant content agreement in China with Ciwen Media Group, which is set to distribute more than 390 episodes of Zodiak programming and serve as a regional distribution agent across free TV, cable and satellite, home entertainment and VOD platforms.
A number of online video services have long benefited from YouTube’s safety shortcomings – but what will happen when the world’s largest video-sharing site launches a child-friendly version for kids under 10? Over the past 12 months, a heap of research has confirmed YouTube’s perch atop the children’s social networking and online viewing spectrum, while rumors of such a standalone version have intensified. This week brought the most speculation to date.
The Beast Quest children’s fantasy books are headed to the interactive space thanks to a deal between UK rights holder Coolabi Group and mobile and online gaming platform Miniclip.