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CreaCon Launches City of Friends App

LONDON: CreaCon Entertainment has launched its first app for the iPhone, iPad and iPod based on the preschool series City of Friends. The app, which is available from the Apple Store for £2.50, features eight interactive games based on the show’s characters. It was designed by Ravn Studios in Norway. ...

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Strawberry Shortcake Season Two to Air Across Canada

NEW YORK: Season two of American Greetings Properties’ (AGP) Strawberry Shortcake series Berry Bitty Adventures is to broadcast across Canada. The series will be broadcast on both the English- and French-language Disney Junior channels. Season two currently airs on the English-language channel and it will broadcast on the French-language Disney ...

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TV Kids: 2011 Year in Review

NEW YORK: TV Kids reflects on the highs and lows of the kids’ industry in 2011. The kids’ business has faced hard times in the last few years, and 2011 had its share of highs and lows. Less than two weeks into the year, Al Kahn, the longtime chairman and CEO ...

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Top TV Kids Videos of 2011

TV Kids Weekly profiled a variety of leading executives in the kids’ business this year, from top channel operators to innovative producers to market-leading distributors. As the year comes to a close, here’s a recap of our top video interviews of 2011.   Dan Povenmire and Jeff “Swampy” Marsh The ...

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TV Kids: Top Video Interviews of 2011

NEW YORK: TV Kids profiled a variety of leading executives in the kids’ business this year, from top channel operators to innovative producers to market-leading distributors. As the year comes to a close, here’s a recap of our top video interviews of 2011. Dan Povenmire and Jeff “Swampy” Marsh The ...

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Canadian Cable Operator Launches Disney XD & Junior

TORONTO: Disney XD and the French-language Disney Junior are now available to subscribers of Cogeco Cable in Canada. Subscribers to Cogeco Digital in Ontario get a three-month preview of Astral Kids’ Disney XD, while the preschool network Disney Junior is available to Quebec-based subscribers as part of a free preview. ...

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DHX Launches App for Grandpa in My Pocket

TORONTO: DHX Media has launched an app for the CBeebies-commissioned family series Grandpa in My Pocket called Mr. Whoops and the Surprise Treasure Hunt. The app will retail at £2.99 in the Apple App Store and is available for the iPad, iPhone and iPod. It was developed by DHX Interactive ...

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Disney & Brown Bag Team Up for New Preschool Series

LONDON/BURBANK: Disney EMEA has partnered with Brown Bag Films in Ireland for the new animated preschool series The Happy Hugglemonsters, to premiere on Disney Junior from fall 2012 and air in more than 150 countries worldwide. The series, developed from the book series I’m a Happy Hugglewug created by Niamh ...

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Nickelodeon HD Joins Platform ‘n’

WARSAW: Poland’s Platform ‘n’ is launching a new suite of kids channels, including Nickelodeon HD, which marks the first youth-skewed high-definition network for the pay-TV satellite service. Nickelodeon HD will be bundled along with three other new channels, to be known as Kids XL package. Additionally, Platform ‘n’ will also add ...

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