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TV Kids: 2013 Year in Review

TV Kids takes a look at the developments that happened in 2013 in the kids' sector. Digital platforms and OTT services made their mark on the kids' industry in a big way in 2013. While studies continue to show that linear viewing among children remains high, the iPad and other ...

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NBCU Teams Up with New Tech Media Company

NEW YORK: NBCUniversal News Group has entered into a strategic investment and content pact with Revere Digital, a technology-focused media company recently formed by journalists Kara Swisher and Walt Mossberg. Revere Digital, which is also being backed by Terry Semel's Windsor Media, will oversee Re/code, a digital media and technology ...

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ABC Limits Streaming Access to Shows

BURBANK: ABC has imposed limits on the next-day availability of its shows online, allowing access only to subscribers of participating cable services and Hulu Plus members. Starting Monday, January 6, viewers will not be able to stream full episodes of shows online the day after they air on cable, unless ...

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Discovery’s David Zaslav Extends Contract through 2019

SILVER SPRING: Discovery Communications has signed president and CEO David Zaslav to a new employment contract that sees him remain in the post through the end of the decade. Zaslav joined Discovery in January 2007, and during that time him and his management team have overseen a global expansion that ...

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DreamWorks Animation to Release Tablet

GLENDALE: DreamWorks Animation is teaming up with Fuhu to launch an Android tablet designed specifically for kids that will feature exclusive content from the studio that will be updated regularly. According to the New York Times, the 8-inch tablet will cost under $300 and will be released this spring. A ...

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USA Network Ranked as 2013’s Top U.S. Basic Cable Channel

NEW YORK: According to Nielsen, USA Network is the most watched of the U.S. basic cable channels in prime time for 2013, averaging 2.68 million viewers. This compares with 2.92 million viewers in Nielsen's 2012 data. Disney Channel was second, with 2.44 million viewers. ESPN ranked third, with 2.21 million. ...

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Hulu Kids Offering Scholastic Media Content

NEW YORK: A trio of Scholastic Media television series, The Baby-Sitters Club, I SPY and Horrible Histories, are now available through Hulu Kids on Hulu Plus. All three titles are based on the books published by Scholastic. This non-exclusive deal signifies the first time that Scholastic Media's shows are being offered ...

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Travel Takes Off

This article originally appeared in the MIPCOM 2013 issue of TV Real. Producers are innovating the always-popular travel genre. Generating revenues of more than $1 trillion globally, tourism is very big business. And it’s not just hotels, tchotchke makers, restaurants and tour guides reaping the benefits of the universal desire ...

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Turner International Sends Pair of Channels to Tata Sky

SINGAPORE: Turner International India has placed the premium subscription services HBO Defined HD and HBO Hits HD on Tata Sky, a DTH platform in India. HBO Defined and HBO Hits will offer advertising-free Hollywood and Bollywood content as well as HBO originals through high-definition feeds on Tata Sky. Titles will ...

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