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.
Canada’s Mercury Active is taking a page from the advances in augmented and virtual reality tech that had tongues wagging at this year’s GDC for its new line of Incredebooks. So can the digital shop boldly take printed kids books where they haven’t been before?
Worldwide sales dropped by 9% for the world’s largest toymaker, as girls brands and Fisher-Price struggle on shelves.
Kidscreen blogger David Kleeman talks to Vikki Katz, assistant professor, Rutgers School of Communication and Information, about children’s media brokering in immigrant families.
- Lions Gate and Alibaba join forces to bring Hunger Games to Chinese market (National Post)
- Why Amazon may launch a subscription eBook service for binge-reading (Wired)
- After announcing a female Thor, Marvel’s next Captain America will now be black and Iron Man gets a makeover (Mashable)
- China’s state media watchdog threatens to shut down seven IPTV services for streaming Hollywood content (The Hollywood Reporter)