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Amazon preps six new kids TV pilots

CN’s first original digital series to launch on its micro-net app

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DIRECTV rolls out kids TV app

US satellite service DIRECTV has launched a new standalone app that lets children stream content from partners like Nick and Cartoon Network on mobile devices.


Amazon launches exclusive Fireman Sam app

In a move that expands the digital content library of its exclusive Fireman Sam hub on Amazon.com, Mattel has released Fireman Sam: Hero Adventures, a new Android preschool app from its HIT Entertainment division.


Poptropica acquired by UK investor

Poptropica parentco Family Education Network (FEN) has been acquired by London-based Sandbox Partners, an investor in the new media and learning space that previously bet on Hopster.


iPad vs. iPhone: The top 10 paid apps for preschool

iKids Weekly looks at the top 10 paid apps for iPad and iPhone for kids ages five and under in the US, including which offerings are most popular for each device.


Sky makes major kids programming push

Marking a 600% increase in acquisitions, European pay-TV giant Sky has announced plans to grow its children’s on-demand library from 700 to 4,000 titles.


Roku boosts kids vertical with Sesame Street Go

Sesame Workshop’s ad-free on-demand video service Sesame Street Go is joining streaming platform Roku’s burgeoning kids and family channel portfolio.


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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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