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Talk of the town: Internet-connected toys make their mark

From the mag: CogniToys and Hello Barbie rightfully drew their fair share of “oohs” and “aahs” from techies and toycos alike when they were unveiled to the world at New York Toy Fair.


Mattel gets creative with 3D printing experience

Continuing to roll out new innovations around toy design, Mattel has joined forces with software design company Autodesk for a new line of products that will make 3D-printing experiences more accessible to kids.


FranceTV Distribution secures multiple VOD deals

FranceTV Distribution has signed new AVOD agreements with a number of kids content suppliers to boost its multi-channel network presence on ad-supported video streaming platforms.


An indie state of mind: Small developers dominate upper app ranks

Big brands might be dominating the preschool mobile space at the moment, but take a look at the top educational apps for iPad and you’ll see that many are produced by independent developers.


Toca Boca gets into kidvid with new NYC studio

Making its first move into the kids TV and video space, Swedish app developer Toca Boca has set up a brand-new video division in New York, appointing former Sesame Workshop creative director J Milligan to run the studio as executive producer.


Frederator picks up its first two preschool shows

In a move that will expand its portfolio of children’s animation and international programming in one fell swoop, American MCN Frederator Networks has acquired two popular preschool series, Cloud Bread and Pom Pom & Friends, from South Korea’s Gangwon Information and Multimedia Corporation (GIMC).


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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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