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The winners of the 2015 iKids Awards were announced tonight, at this year’s Kidscreen Summit in Miami. Now in its third year, this annual set of awards recognizes and celebrates the market’s best digital media products and platforms for children.
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Kidscreen Summit in Miami kicked off with a bang as YouTube’s head of global family and learning Malik Ducard formally unveiled the company’s first standalone app for children which is now available for Android and iOS mobile devices.
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As part of its continued investment in kids programming, Amazon has renewed four of its kids series for a second season, including preschool series Tumble Leaf. (pictured)
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Two brand-new miniseries, a reboot and its first original digital series are all part of Cartoon Network’s 2015/16 upfront, which is being pitched on the road for the third consecutive year in key cities across the US through February and March.
Kids TV and learning service Hopster has inked a multi-territory content deal with DreamWorks Classics for seven of its kids titles.
- Virtual reality will reach 10.6 million consumers by 2016 (alistdaily)
- Mattel’s newest Monster High doll takes inspiration from the Loch Ness Monster (BBC)
- For your Oscar consideration: A Sesame Street parody – Big Birdman (Mashable)
- With Target closing down in Canada, Walmart’s sales jump (Financial Post)
Dubit has appointed kids brand specialist Adam Schoff as VP of digital strategy for Asia Pacific for the company’s new office in Melbourne, Australia.
From creative business alliances to taking something old and making it new, 360KID CEO Scott Traylor shares the notable trends and tech toys from this year’s Toy Fair, as well as the non-tech toys that caught his eye.
Genius Brands International and Penguin Young Readers are partnering on a global consumer products program for Anna Dewdney’s popular children’s book series Llama Llama.