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.
- Chinese e-commerce powerhouse Alibaba Group set to acquire Youku Tudou, the YouTube of China (The Hollywood Reporter)
- A revelation: Kinder Surprise unwrapping videos on YouTube regularly draw more than 100 million views (The Toronto Star)
- It’s go big or stay home when it comes to American moviegoers (The New York Times)
- In the Netherlands, a proposed Sesame Street channel move gets political (Irish Times)
Amazon has ordered three new original kids series, Dino Dana, The Kicks and Lost in Oz, as well as half-hour special Shaun the Sheep: The Farmer’s Llamas, to debut on its Prime Video platform.
On the strength of the home video debut of Home, as well as increases in its consumer products, TV and new media segments, DreamWorks Animation Q3 revenue rose 43.3% to US$259 million.
The House of Mouse may be in line for some upscale renovations following a record-setting fiscal in which Disney reported a 7% increase in revenues to US$52.5 billion and 12% growth in net income to US$8.4 billion.
- The tech industry can expect massive disruption over the next five years, thanks to cloud computing and AI (Fast Company)
- Why Turner is growing its animation footprint in Africa (Variety)
- Apple, Amazon and Walmart lead Americans’ top-10 favorite brands (Forbes)
- On Sesame Street and its autism-related initiatives (The Atlantic)