BROADCASTER / iKIDS / WEB
Good content can find success online without regulation – that’s the message VOD services are presenting to Canadians this fall.
BLOGS / Planet Preschool
Last week, I was in the port city of Qingdao for Kidscreen East and my morning run took me past fishermen with cute dogs, old men in swimming trunks and, much to my dismay, a scary Chinese clown pulling a dark, empty cart through the fog. At first, I thought I must be going insane because, when you’ve spent as many years as I have making preschool shows, seeing a clown emerge from the fog is almost certainly the form that your madness would take. But this was not madness. No, it was just one of the many odd and inexplicable things that you see when you’re in China.
Featured iKids / iKIDS
Trevor Lai, founder and CEO of the Shanghai-based UP Studios, recently spoke at CMC about Chinese IP and international companies doing business in China. He followed up his speech with a Google Hangout, discussing how to design apps for the Chinese market, as well as creating apps that are hits in both China and the US.
Hasbro is letting fans 3D print their own toys inspired by the popular My Little Pony brand. The toy maker has teamed up with Shapeways to launch SuperFanArt, a website showcasing My Little Pony artwork and 3D designs.
- Netflix second quarter earnings more than double, but aggressive international expansion may result in Q3 profit decline (The Wall Street Journal)
- Google to stop calling apps ‘free’ if they have in-app purchases (Forbes)
- Barbie may need more than a career makeover (Financial Post)
- Comic-Con brings girls to the forefront (Variety)