With tablets dominating US Black Friday sales last weekend, a takeover appears to be in full swing. Perpetuating the trend are new numbers from PBS Kids that indicate tablets are tops on parents’ holiday tech purchases list, edging out videogame consoles by more than 10%.
Toronto, Canada-based 9 Story Entertainment has sold animated preschool series Peg + Cat to ABC TV Australia, HOP (Israel), Mini-Mini (Poland) and E-Junior (UAE) following the show’s launch earlier this month on PBS Kids in the US.
Whole Foods Market has joined forces with PBS Kids in a new partnership that provides online and in-store resources in support of nutrition for kids and families.
PBS Kids has made Hit Entertainment’s Thomas & Friends brand more digitally savvy, putting full episodes of the show online and on mobile devices through its video app.
As master publishing licensee for the Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood brand, Simon & Schuster will launch story, picture, novelty, activity and non-interactive eBooks starting in January 2014.
Canada’s Kratt Brothers Company and 9 Story Entertainment have received a third season order from PBS Kids and Canadian pubcaster TVO for Wild Kratts.
As a crop of new math-based series become available to young kids, PBS Kids has launched It All Adds Up, an awareness effort that will support the development of early math and literacy skills in children ages two to eight from low-income families. Among the set of free resources is a new app and online game property.
PBS Kids is adding a new math-centric preschool series to its programming lineup. Peg + Cat will debut this Fall on PBS Kids along with integrated online and mobile content.
The first-round results are in, as the following entries for the 2013 Kidscreen Awards have been shortlisted as finalists for the Broadcasting categories.
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