Disney Junior’s growing Appisode offering, which combines interactive games with select channel shows, is extending to little hands across the UK. The young channel has become the UK’s number-one pay TV preschool destination, with ratings up 20%.
With the seemingly infinite amount of entertainment devices swarming today’s living rooms, Microsoft is hoping to zero in on one. The company has announced long-awaited details surrounding Xbox One, an all-encompassing entertainment system that delivers games, TV, movies, music, sports and Skype.
A new development and investment JV is being backed by the Malaysian government and Asian media company Astro Overseas. Kuala Lumpur-based Ideate Media will focus on live-action and animated content development and IP exploitation.
With Disney shutting the door on Star Wars: The Clone Wars in March, the House of Mouse has now announced the production of the animated series Star Wars Rebels, which will bow in 2014.
The pact is part of a strategy by Toronto-based eOne to expand into developing licensing programs for brands conceived in the non-linear space for a broader audience.