Disney is looking to keep kids connected to its flagship princess and pirate brands this summer by expanding Sofia the First to daily telecast, debuting new episodes of Jake and the Never Land Pirates and making this content available via its WATCH video platform.
Halifax-based DHX Media, The Jim Henson Company, Nat Geo Kids, Corus and BabyFirst Plus are among the first creators of paid YouTube channels.The move puts the Google-owned online platform closer to acheiving an affordable a-la-carte lineup of premium content and in a better position to compete on the SVOD front.
Maura Regan, SVP and GM of global consumer products at Sesame Workshop, will be among the four women from the fashion, real estate and entertainment industries being honored by charities Kids In Distressed Situations (K.I.D.S.) and Fashion Delivers on June 6 in New York.
Toy manufacturer The Bridge Direct, which makes goods for popular brands like Looney Tunes, Richard Scarry and The Annoying Orange, will develop and market a line of construction toys based on WWE events and characters.