A small cable property, Sprout, will soon become Universal Kids. The goal: to create an “umbrella brand” for TV cartoons, animated films and theme park attractions.
NEW YORK (AP) — Folks on Sesame Street have a way of making everyone feel accepted. That certainly goes for Julia, a Muppet youngster with blazing red hair, bright green eyes – and autism. Rather than being treated like an outsider, which too often is the plight of kids on the spectrum, Julia is one […]
NEW YORK (AP) — A new streaming service aimed at kids will have episodes of classic cartoons like “Scooby Doo,” ”The Flintstones” and “The Jetsons” as well as original series. Time Warner’s Boomerang service joins a crowded market of kid-aimed online subscription video. Netflix and Amazon Prime have kids sections, Nickelodeon’s Noggin streaming app is […]
Sling TV has debuted Sling Kids, catering to the parents of young children and featuring over 200 live and on-demand titles. Kabillion, Kaboom and Splash are among the content providers. It’s a pretty competitive move for Sling, which will now square up against Netflix’s own heavy kids push, not to mention Amazon and HBO.
NEW YORK (AP) — The furry stars of “Fraggle Rock” are coming back home. The Jim Henson Co. said it has arranged to remaster the 1980s children’s series for a new generation and it will be made available on HBO and its streaming and on demand platforms later this year. “Fraggle Rock” premiered on HBO […]
Some new kids shows coming out now may look familiar to you. Producers are looking to the past for ideas, even if the titles predate the target audience’s birth by decades.
In their efforts to attract children and compete in the on-demand world of Netfilx and Amazon, television networks are starting to show programs online before they appear on old-fashioned TV.