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Nigel Pickard, who stepped down as CEO of Zodiak UK Kids and chair of The Foundation earlier this year, has joined new UK-based content company Dial Square 86 as a director.
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As the back-to-school period approaches, a recent study from PBS Kids finds that parents are increasingly looking to media and technology to help get their kids ready.
A partnership between Outfit7 and Merchant On Demand will allow UK fans to pick the character, quote and image that appear on Talking Friends branded apparel.
When Jocelyn Christie, publisher of this magazine, sent out her poll last month asking which city we’d prefer to have the next Kidscreen Summit in, Miami or New York, I honestly thought it was a joke poll. I rolled my eyes, clicked New York and then waited for a follow up question asking, “Who’s a better actress, Meryl Streep or Ariana Grande?” But there was no follow up and this was no joke.
Cornering the tablet gaming market? Activision Publishing is launching its latest addition to the Skylanders franchise, the Skylanders Trap Team video game, on tablets this fall.
Cologne, Germany-based pubcaster WDR, a regional affiliate of ARD, has hired Stefanie Fischer as its head of content with a focus on the international distribution of its children’s programs, as well as new content acquisition.
Looking to reach Angry Birds heights, new mobile company Seriously has grand plans for Best Fiends, which launches in October as an app game.