- Landmark moves from theme parks to VR experiences (The Hollywood Reporter)
- Family Channel and Netflix get behind Degrassi after TeenNick cancellation (The Toronto Star)
- Study finds educational impact of Sesame Street on par with preschool (The Washington Post)
- How Disney’s franchise strategy is key to its success (Wall Street Journal)
Wicked Cool Toys has cooked up a new licensing deal with Endemol Shine North America, the producers of Fox’s MasterChef Junior TV series, to create a new line of kid-friendly products inspired by the show.
Nickelodeon has announced the nominees for its second-annual Kids’ Choice Sports awards, giving kids in the US a chance to vote online for their favorite athletes in 12 cross-sport categories.
The prodco also revealed it has optioned the rights to a collection of children’s poems by Canadian author Dennis Lee.
- Netflix to launch in Southern Europe this fall (Wall Street Journal)
- Roku and Sony PlayStation join Apple as distribution partners for upcoming Showtime OTT service (Variety)
- Marvel decides Ant-Man needs promotional help from other Marvel superheroes (The Hollywood Reporter)
- More tools for app makers, better Apple Watch offerings expected at Apple’s WWDC (Quartz)