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.
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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.
The new animated preschool series P.King Duckling is a collaboration between Little Airplane Productions in the US and China’s UYoung Media.
A month away from its first official BLE appearance, the family entertainment company has upped Richard Goldsmith to EVP of global distribution and international consumer products, and is bringing ex-Disneyite Francesca Stobbe on-board in the brand-new role of exec director of international consumer products.
Several seats at Saturday’s show are reserved for corporate execs as the tween- and teen-skewing MCN sets out to prove the mainstream potential of its YouTubers.