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Hong Kong’s pan-Asian channel operator Celestial Tiger Entertainment is moving into the kids programming space for the first time with the upcoming launch of Miao Mi, a new 24-hour Mandarin children’s channel.
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Making its first move into the kids TV and video space, Swedish app developer Toca Boca has set up a brand-new video division in New York, appointing former Sesame Workshop creative director J Milligan to run the studio as executive producer.
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Disney Channel will make its debut in the Canadian television market on September 1, thanks to a wide-ranging licensing deal that has just closed between Toronto’s Corus Entertainment and Disney ABC Television Group in LA.
Zodiak Kids Studios is gearing up to dig deep into the tween experience with a new interactive drama series called The Secret Life of Boys that has been commissioned by CBBC and ABC3 Australia.
Turner Broadcasting System has acquired more than 800 minutes of new Mattel content featuring hit brands such as Max Steel and Barbie for Cartoon Network and its newly rebranded Boomerang channel in Latin America.
- With more SVOD and a la carte options, Canucks expected to increasingly cherry-pick entertainment (CBC)
- Top digital trends creating both opportunities and challenges for traditional TV (The Guardian)
- Surprise! New study shows teens in favor of Facebook (alistdaily)
- Amazon updates its Android Kindle App with offerings geared to parents and kids (VentureBeat)
BBC Worldwide has inked a Memorandum of Understanding with Shanghai Media Group to include more co-production and distribution opportunities for its kids and family content in China.