Nickelodeon’s Jules Borkent talks about the strategy behind his new commission from The Netherlands, The Ludwigs.
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Ofcom’s latest media report finds that tablets are increasingly being used as a default entertainment screen, particularly among younger children in the UK.
Preschool brand Peppa Pig contributed to a 42% rise in pre-tax profit for Entertainment One during the first half of the company’s fiscal year, and the franchise’s US$1 billion in retail sales are expected to double by 2020.
DHX Media reported revenue of US$48 million for Q1 2016, a nearly 50% jump over last year, thanks in part to new digital platform deals and global expansion. To that effect, the company has just inked two new non-exclusive content deals in China.
- Media companies say they are having a Netflix problem, so which will be first to forgo short-term profits for the good of the industry? (The Wall Street Journal)
- Star Wars toys deliver the force to Asian manufacturers, driving a 10.9% jump in US toy imports (Bloomberg)
- Why online videos are still king for PewDiePie and his 40 million fans (The Guardian)
- What Mark Zuckerberg knows about the future (Fast Company)
CEO and founder Malcolm Bird opens up about pulling the plug on his fledgling tween-targeted VOD/social networking platform Viddiverse, 18 months after its May 2014 launch.
As direct-to-consumer films continue to be a hit among young audiences, Disney-owned Maker Studios is collaborating with Off The Dock to create a full-length mockumentary starring YouTube creators.
Preschool toon The Day Henry Met? is headed for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s newly launched subscription-based content service Curious World.