BLOGS / Bridging The Gap
In light of the FTC’s recent ruling that Focus Education made unproven claims about its Jungle Rangers game, David Kleeman shares how developers and companies can avoid ending up in this position.
Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman announced today that the new kids programming platform will be an effort to reach the fast-growing mobile market.
PEOPLE MOVES / TV
Laura Clunie is joining Spin Master Entertainment as its new VP of creative affairs, girls and preschool.
COMPANIES / NEWS / PEOPLE MOVES
On the heels of Michelle Raimo Kouyate’s departure as production president of Sony Pictures Animation, the studio has tapped DreamWorks Animation vet Kristine Belsonas its new president.
Coral Gables, Florida-based Hispanic broadcaster Alterna’TV has partnered with Your Family Entertainment to bring the German independent content owner’s 24-hour kids channel Fix & Foxi to viewers across the US and Latin America.
According to Flurry Analytics, not only is Christmas the biggest day for new device activation, it’s also when the largest number of apps are traditionally installed. For developers, parents and regulators, this is a wake-up call to pay better attention to what – and how – kids are playing online. Privacy and safety expert Linnette Attai, founder of PlayWell LLC, has some advice.
Aardman’s Shaun the Sheep is the star of a new US$6.1-million tourism campaign encouraging Britons to take a local holiday this year.
- Toys like Hasbro’s Hero Mashers are a hit with kids, letting them create their own stories across properties (Forbes)
- More job cuts coming for DreamWorks after string of box office disappointments (The Hollywood Reporter)
- At last, Cookie Monster gets his own PBS KIDS special (Variety)
- Paddington gets US$25-million box office opening (The Wrap)