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.
Toronto-based Epitome Pictures, in association with marblemedia, is primed to keep teens on the edge of their seats with the January 20 debut of its new live-action drama Open Heart on YTV and TeenNick US.
- Survey says about 65% of pay-TV subscribers have Netflix, but is the figure accurate? (Variety)
- Why TV networks should be wary of deals with Netflix (AdAge)
- With Instagram, Facebook engages generations not yet on Zuckerberg’s site (Wall Street Journal)
- Mobile devices boost global ad market (Mashable)
DreamWorks Animation is set to launch its first-ever 24/7 kids and family television channel across 19 countries in Asia featuring series being produced for its Netflix originals deal like All Hail King Julien (pictured).