- The woman behind Nick’s golden age of animation (Huffington Post)
- Zynga gets into licensing with Looney Tunes-branded endless runner game (VentureBeat)
- The top toy brands winning at social media for the holiday shopping season (AdWeek)
- Parents may be having too much fun with Elf on the Shelf. Happy holidays everyone! (Mashable)
- Ex-Toys ‘R’ Us CEO Gerald Storch lands at Canada’s Hudson’s Bay Company, owner of Saks (Financial Post)
- Former Sony employees launch lawsuit over hack (L.A. Times)
- New SVOD Vessel launched by ex-Hulu CEO, offers “early access” deal model (Stream)
- Inside the Netflix talent-retention playbook (Harvard Business Review)
In a first for the event, YouTube’s Head of Family/EDU Malik Ducard will deliver the opening day Keynote address at Kidscreen Summit 2015. The full conference agenda is also now available.
- US Cable carrier warns content providers that they’re playing with fire when it comes to do-it-yourself OTT (Multichannel News)
- With a whopping 300 million users, Instagram passes Twitter (AdWeek)
- Oculus buys two startups to improve virtual reality experience (Wall Street Journal)
- Lost 1927 Disney short found in Norway (The Guardian)
Brisbane, Australia-based mobile game publisher Halfbrick has upped Sam White, the CEO of Halfbrick subsidiary The People’s Republic of Animation, to VP of entertainment and licensing for Halfbrick US.
As a result of fast growth across its lifestyle and entertainment portfolio over the past year, L.A.-based Saban Brands has formed two new units – Saban Brands Lifestyle Group (SBLG) and Saban Brands Entertainment Group (SBEG).