PBS was tops in the Daytime Emmy children’s categories with 44 nominations buoyed by Sesame Street’s 17 nods, while Nickelodeon followed closely behind with 36 nominations. Interestingly, of Cartoon Network’s 11 nominations, seven were for the recently cancelled Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Read on for a list of nominees in key categories.
In a move that speaks volumes about the rising value of digital youth content, DreamWorks Animation has purchased the 55,000 channel-strong YouTube teen network AwesomenessTV for US$33 million.
A series of digital story apps based on the Strawberry Shortcake: Berry Bitty Adventures TV series are in the works at New York-based Cupcake Digital. So far this year, Cupcake has been commissioned to create educational apps for the Animal Planet and Tickety Toc brands.
Televix Entertainment will serve as the exclusive distributor in Latin America for The Jim Henson Company’s array of film and television programming across television, home entertainment, digital and mobile platforms.
With a new Leavesden Studio and increased production output across TV, film and games, Warner Bros. UK is investing in local future creative talent through a number of new scholarships, apprenticeships and educational initiatives.
With a master toy deal in place and a farewell tour in the rear view, The Wiggles has kicked off its 2013 Taking Off tour that’s backed by a new cast – including the first female Wiggle Emma Watkins – as well as a CD and DVD.