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Nick Jr. site gets a redesign, debuts new preschool series

Family YouTubers gain popularity with kids: study

Amazon debuts six new kids pilots


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Sky developing dedicated kids app, scouting for kids content head

Following a major kids programming push last month, European pay-TV giant Sky is now working with London-headquartered digital studio ustwo on a dedicated children’s app.


YouTube and Halfbrick announce new Fruit Ninja series

Australia-based game development studio Halfbrick is set to produce a 13 x 11-minute Fruit Ninja animated series, which will bow on YouTube next January.


Disney presses play on new Palace Pets in Whisker Haven app

Disney Publishing is expanding the digital presence of the House of Mouse’s popular Palace Pets franchise with the launch of the Palace Pets in Whisker Haven iOS app.


Will’s Jams lands US VOD, global distribution deals

Music-based interstitial preschool series Will’s Jams starring Canadian entertainer Will Stroet has been picked up by US satellite provider DISH for its VOD channel, and Picture Box has come on board as the show’s international distributor.


Amazon debuts six new kids pilots

In line with its mission to discover new original content, Amazon Studios rolled out six new kids series pilots today.


Why family YouTubers are gaining traction

After last week’s report from UK-based SuperAwesome that family YouTubers are gaining traction with children, iKids Weekly talks with the kid-safe ad platform’s Insights team to find out why these family-focused/oriented channels are growing in popularity with kids and parents.


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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