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PBS Kids explores Earth with cross-platform environmental series

As people around the world marked Earth Day on Tuesday, PBS Kids took the opportunity to launch a new original online property entitled Plum Landing, designed to teach six- to nine-year-olds more about environmental science using animated and live-action videos, hands-on activities, web games and a mobile app.


Arthur takes health-related focus in new family website

US pubcaster PBS Kids’ 18-year-old Arthur brand is anchoring a new mobile-friendly family health website that offers nutritional information, games, videos and other resources designed to help parents and educators talk to kids about important health issues.


What makes the perfect children’s online video service?

What is it going to take to win the battle of streaming services? What features will score subscribers and glue those eyeballs to the screen? This week, Dr. Carla Fisher performed an informal review of 13 children’s on-demand video streaming services and shares her thoughts on stand-out features.


PBS Kids orders more WordGirl

Kids looking to improve their vocabulary skills by tuning into Scholastic Media’s language-themed animated series WordGirl can look forward to seventh and eighth seasons, thanks to a PBS Kids pick up of 26 brand-new episodes.


Tablets top parents’ holiday lists, says PBS

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%.


PBS Kids series Peg + Cat goes global

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.


PBS Kids and Whole Foods form healthy eating partnership

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.


More screen time for Thomas & Friends

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.


Simon & Schuster takes Daniel Tiger from screen to page

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.


Wild Kratts gets third season order

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.




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