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VTech to acquire LeapFrog for US$72 million

Hong Kong-based VTech plans to acquire US-based LeapFrog Enterprises in a US$72-million deal that will merge two major electronic learning toy companies.


VR, SVOD & BB-8: Spelling out the future of kids entertainment

With two decades under its belt, Kidscreen looks at where the kids entertainment industry is headed next with the help of industry analysts, a little number-crunching and some nifty VR headsets.


CN Studios launches new content development model

Cartoon Network Studios is turning to indie developers to help create the digital world of its new entertainment property OK K.O.! Lakewood Plaza Turbo.


Sprout zeroes in on Zuckerberg’s Dot.

After being greenlit by Canadian pubcaster Kids’ CBC this past November, the animated series Dot., based on the book penned by Randi Zuckerberg, has been picked up by Sprout in the US.


Cooney Center: Access to web is not as wide as you may think

A new study from Sesame Workshop’s Joan Ganz Cooney Center reveals that under-connected internet access among low-income American families is having a far-reaching impact when it comes to education and economic opportunities.


With its 2015 sales up, Mattel acquires Fuhu & Sproutling

With Mattel’s sales up 1% to US$6.28 billion for fiscal 2015, the toy giant has completed the acquisitions of tablet-maker Fuhu and smart baby-monitor maker Sproutling.


Magazine

Our spring edition of iKids Digital is now available! We’re taking a look at the looming rise of VR in kids entertainment, how MCNs are boosting the marketing might of kidsnets, and the rise of artificial intelligence in kids tech toys.

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