Nickelodeon’s Jules Borkent talks about the strategy behind his new commission from The Netherlands, The Ludwigs.
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Ofcom’s latest media report finds that tablets are increasingly being used as a default entertainment screen, particularly among younger children in the UK.
- How Star Wars leading lady Rey will help take toys beyond boys (Bloomberg)
- Online shopping trumps bricks and mortar over Thanksgiving and Black Friday weekend (The Wall Street Journal)
- The world isn’t sold on Buy Buttons just yet (Re/code)
- Why it’s easier to build a business on the web than monetize an app (Medium)
UK-based Jetpack Distribution has snapped up global broadcast rights, excluding Asia, for the CGI-animated series based on Outfit 7′s popular app brand Talking Tom and Friends.
Blogger David Kleeman doesn’t question that there are still ads present on YouTube Kids, but he does have doubts about the methodology and claims of the two advocacy groups that have renewed their complaints against the app.
- Amazon said to be opening up the door to other subscription services (PC Magazine)
- On the not-so-overnight success of Shaun the Sheep (The Hollywood Reporter)
- How Facebook has stayed true to its mission to make the world more connected (Fast Company)
- New Raspberry Pi micro-computer gets even smaller and more affordable (Games Industry)
- Be thankful for YouTube and the gift of Christmas specials past (Los Angeles Times)
Global learning company Houghton Mifflin Harcourt has licensed Radical Sheep Productions and TVO’s preschool series Can You Imagine That? for its all-new Curious World learning app.
In the lead-up to next week’s Asia Television Forum (ATF) in Singapore, French prodco Cyber Group Studios has announced a raft of sales in Asia for its animated series, including Zorro the Chronicles (pictured).