As you open your Kidscreen Daily and click through to read this week’s blog, I’ll be speaking at the Lego IDEA Conference in Billund, Denmark. With only four minutes to speak, I plan to suggest four dimensions to the challenge of engaging parents in co-play.
Following a deal between Viacom and The Sunway Group, the first Nickelodeon-themed attraction- dubbed Nickelodeon Explorer’s Oasis – is set to debut within Malaysia’s Sunway Lagoon theme park in March 2015.
A new kid-centric subscription on-demand (SVOD) service has entered the fray, with L.A.-based Genius Brands International announcing that the entire Baby Genius music and video library will be up for streaming online at http://babygenius.com
With a new distribution arm, original content and funding, UK-based CHF is in full swing. The company – through distributor Monster Entertainment – is launching the first of four new programs at this week’s MIPTV market.
Licensing exec Eric Belloso Gonzalez is joining Spain-based Planeta Junior as DreamWorks brands director. His appointment is timed with last month’s multi-year TV output deal between Planeta Junior and DreamWorks Animation for Italy, Spain, Portugal, Greece and Turkey.
With plans of a tablet-themed TV series in the works, Fuhu, the company behind the children’s nabi tablet, continues to diversify its reach by now collaborating with DreamWorks Animation on interactive exhibits that will be housed within Simon Malls in the US.
Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, which airs on PBS KIDS in the US, will see more shelf space stateside this year with an expanded toy line at Toys ‘R’ Us, as well as product launches at Target, Kmart and Barnes & Noble.