BROADCASTING / TV
Celebrating 20 years on-air in Asia Pacific, Cartoon Network has announced significant milestones in the region for 2013 including finishing the year as the top-rated international kids’ channel in seven markets, and topping the 75 million household distribution mark for the first time.
iKIDS / PEOPLE MOVES / TV / WEB
AwesomenessTV, the Dreamworks Animation-owned media company that develops and distributes content for teens and tweens, has tapped former Disney digital marketing exec T.J. Marchetti to lead branding initiatives as chief marketing officer.
iKIDS / MOBILE
Over the past five years, bestselling toddler app Peekaboo Barn has had a front-row seat to the ups and downs of the children’s mobile market. Now, with this week’s release of a refreshed version of the app, brand owner Night & Day Studios offers a clear view of where things are headed in 2014.
In a new deal timed with the 45th anniversary of Eric Carle’s children’s book The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Dublin, Ireland-based kids interactive books and games publisher StoryToys is set to launch a series of global apps based on characters created by the renowned author.
When Canada-based toyco Spin Master launched its first construction toys last November under the Ionix brand, the line was based on animated series Tenkai Knights. Now, the construction lines are set to encompass characters from DreamWorks Animation and Pokemon.
US-based streaming service Hulu is continuing to ramp up its content offerings for the youngest of viewers. The streaming service has secured the rights from Zodiak Kids for more episodes of Horrid Henry and newcomer Waybuloo, as well as a number of VOD offerings from BabyFirst.
eOne Licensing has named Jazwares as the new master toy partner for the Peppa Pig brand in North America, which will see new toys hit its retail shelves in spring 2015.
I’m a big nerd for tweeting while I’m at a conference. Posting insights (real and humorous) opens heaps of offline conversations for me. It’s time for you to get socially connected and take advantage of this chance to get seen, virtually. Here are some reasons why you should to join the digital conversation at Kidscreen and iKids this year.
Comedian Sean Cullen took to the stage this evening to host the annual Kidscreen Awards, which celebrate the year’s best work in children’s television and take place annually during Kidscreen Summit in New York. Read on for a list of the winners determined by two panels of respected broadcast executive judges.