iKIDS / MOBILE
Looking to further fuel its Fire HD Kids Edition tablet, the retail giant is adding a load of new content to its FreeTime Unlimited subscription service from the likes of Disney, Nickelodeon, Toca Boca and Sesame Workshop.
Featured iKids / iKIDS
By age nine, kids are already well-practiced at swiping through apps on tablets and smartphones. As these young digital connoisseurs continue to rank tablets as a top play product, iKids Weekly looks at which iPad apps are making waves in this demo. Names like Toca Boca and Disney are topping the paid and grossing charts.
NEWS / TV
In a first for the event, YouTube’s Head of Family/EDU Malik Ducard will deliver the opening day Keynote address at Kidscreen Summit 2015. The full conference agenda is also now available.
BROADCASTER / BROADCASTING / TV
Kidscreen got a chance to check in with the first group of writers selected for Disney’s inaugural writing program designed to foster creative ideas and develop the next generation of original, live-action comedy series creators.
- US Cable carrier warns content providers that they’re playing with fire when it comes to do-it-yourself OTT (Multichannel News)
- With a whopping 300 million users, Instagram passes Twitter (AdWeek)
- Oculus buys two startups to improve virtual reality experience (Wall Street Journal)
- Lost 1927 Disney short found in Norway (The Guardian)
Brisbane, Australia-based mobile game publisher Halfbrick has upped Sam White, the CEO of Halfbrick subsidiary The People’s Republic of Animation, to VP of entertainment and licensing for Halfbrick US.
As a result of fast growth across its lifestyle and entertainment portfolio over the past year, L.A.-based Saban Brands has formed two new units – Saban Brands Lifestyle Group (SBLG) and Saban Brands Entertainment Group (SBEG).