- New York wants to ban kids meal toys at fastfood chains that don’t meet nutrition standards (MediaPost)
- Lower ratings, higher profts: What’s going on in the US cable TV biz? (The Hollywood Reporter)
- Canada is one step closer to pick-and-pay TV (Playback Online)
- Vine adds video imports to attract more big brands (The Los Angeles Times)
The latest sales stats from The NPD Group emphasize how much kids tastes in toys for the first half of this year vary from country to country. What’s been hot in the US hasn’t rated in the UK or France, for example. Toy industry analyst Frederique Tutt explains why.