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If the 10 companies named to Disney’s 2015 Accelerator program show us anything, it’s that robotics and 3D printing are hot commodities. New startup Cannybots combines both of those elements, while putting an educational spin on a toy car that’s had plenty of Kickstarter backers sold to the idea already.
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According to new research from PlayScience, more than 50% of families that subscribe to any SVOD or media app service are subscribing to two or more, yet 42% of parents spend just US$5 to US$10 each month on this form of entertainment.
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In a deal worth US$212 million, Entertainment One has taken a 70% controlling stake in London-based animation studio Astley Baker Davies, creator of the billion-dollar Peppa Pig property.
Even if you have both content and distribution, young people need to know how or where to find the goods in today’s anything, anytime, anywhere media world. Based on new Dubit research, blogger David Kleeman offers five strategies for making content more discoverable and sharable.
- Disney delves into its audience’s changing TV habits with the help of hires from Walmart and AOL (Bloomberg)
- CBBC and CBeebies aren’t going anywhere, says the man behind both channels (BBC)
- Out of pocket: Snapchat monetizes with a Replay feature (Fast Company)
- A fifth of UK tweens have active social media accounts, is there really a problem with that? (The Telegraph)