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In a highly anticipated presentation event hosted by renowned comedian Allana Harkin, the global kids entertainment industry saluted the best work in children’s television and digital media at the annual Kidscreen Awards. Read on for a full list of this year’s winners.
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With two decades under its belt, Kidscreen looks at where the kids entertainment industry is headed next with the help of industry analysts, a little number-crunching and some nifty VR headsets.
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A new study from Sesame Workshop’s Joan Ganz Cooney Center reveals that under-connected internet access among low-income American families is having a far-reaching impact when it comes to education and economic opportunities.
The Winx Club producer has teamed up with Simba Dickie Group to develop toys for its first full live-action production, My American Friend (working title).
In a new partnership with the National Football League, the US kidsnet is launching Nickelodeon at Super Bowl Week, a multiplatform event featuring exclusive themed content for kids and families that kicks off on February 1.
Emmy Award-winning children’s media producer and writer Ellen Doherty has joined The Fred Rogers Company as its executive in charge of production.
The rebooted Bob the Builder preschool series from Mattel-owned HIT Entertainment is set to air on France 5, as well as on several other channels across Europe.
- Why Apple’s iPad sales are dwindling (Fast Company)
- Of all the things coming in tech, augmented reality will be the biggest game changer (Business Insider)
- Netflix and Amazon are stealing the show at Sundance Film Festival (Quartz)
- Pitch perfect: Before Vin Diesel became a superstar actor, he was a ’90s Toy Fair salesman (Entertainment Weekly)
Paris-based indie Cottonwood Media has signed new development partnerships with Shaftesbury and Teletoon Canada for its animated comedy, Squish, which has also been pre-sold to French kidsnet Gulli.
Former KidsCo execs Paul Robinson and Raja Masilamani have pre-sold the first title to come out of their London-based consultancy, Creative Media Partners (CMP), to broadcasters in the Middle East, India and Nigeria.