Canada’s Corus Entertaiment has promoted long-time exec Athena Georgaklis to director of content for Teletoon. She takes the role vacated by Alan Gregg, who left the broadcaster to launch an Irish division of Mercury Filmworks in May.
CONSUMER PRODUCTS / RETAIL
While TRU undergoes a transformation, Target is doubling down on children’s products. See which toys the retail giants expect kids and parents to seek out in the coming months.
Featured iKids / iKIDS / MOBILE
Looking at some of the top paid iPad apps around the world for the nine to 11 demo right now, it appears kids are transitioning to more open-play adventure games, casual/social games and puzzle/creative games, but are still invested in a variety of educational apps.
In an effort to improve App Store discoverability for developers and parents, infant-focused media company BabyFirst has launched a developer partner program offering promotion and publicity through BabyFirst’s new mobile recommendation platform and TV network.
Canada’s Brain Power Studio and L.A.-based Rollman Entertainment are tapping into tweens’ DIY and eco-conscious sensibilities with new live-action co-pro Trashionista.
Angry Birds creator Rovio Entertainment has teamed up with the University of Helsinki in Finland to help researchers study the future of learning.
9 Story Entertainment has sold Slap Happy Cartoons’ animated comedy to a raft of global broadcasters.
UK-based Zodiak Kids has sold more than 75 hours of programming to Qatar-based Al Jazeera Children’s Channel (JCC) to air across its Arabic preschool channel Baraem TV and its kids media platform JeemTV.
The new animated preschool series P.King Duckling is a collaboration between Little Airplane Productions in the US and China’s UYoung Media.