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At six-month-old Playground, Mattel wants all-in on digital distribution

Lay of the children’s on-demand land

Disney bets big on Maker Studios in US$500M deal

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My Nick Jr. heads to China as OTT service

After successful debuts in France and the UK, and an announced launch in the US, Nickelodeon’s My Nick Jr. personalized on-demand programming service is now heading to Asia in a deal struck by Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Asia and SMIT, a Hong Kong-headquartered digital tech company that provides OTT solutions for the pay-TV industry.

Bandai to release new Tenkai Knights game this fall

Leading video game developer and publisher Bandai Namco Games Europe S.A.S. will release Tenkai Knights: Brave Battle for Nintendo 3DS this fall.

PBS Kids explores Earth with cross-platform environmental series

As people around the world marked Earth Day on Tuesday, PBS Kids took the opportunity to launch a new original online property entitled Plum Landing, designed to teach six- to nine-year-olds more about environmental science using animated and live-action videos, hands-on activities, web games and a mobile app.

Study: Cord-cutting in the US up 44% since 2010

The analysis released by Experian Marketing Services also found that 48% of American adults and 67% of young adults watch streaming or downloaded video during a typical week.

YouTube proportions? Austin Mahone taps power of ShowMobile app

Streaming sensation Austin Mahone is learning a thing or two about streamlining. The teen pop star has launched his own channel on the new ShowMobile app that will aggregate all of his social media activity and exclusive content into one mobile hub.

Play What You Love

We talk a fair amount on Kids Got Game about the importance of playing other people’s games, whether it’s to get a sense of the competition, to think about how games make you feel, or to see how inappropriate games can inspire kid-appropriate adaptations. This week, Anne reviews some recent games with different core strengths, exploring how successful apps that speak to qualities that resonate with you personally can inspire new creations.


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