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S4C orders animated Welsh children’s series

S4C has announced a new mixed media children’s comedy series called Annibendod (‘Messy‘) that will air in January 2025. The Welsh language series has been developed to boost children’s Welsh language skills using comedy and simple to understand language. Annibendod is a 20 x 10-minute series produced by Twt Productions in collaboration with Boom Cymru, […]

May 14, 2024

Ofcom: Proposed measures to improve kids’ online safety

Ofcom, the UK media regulator, has published a package of proposed measures that social media and other online services must take to improve children’s safety when they’re online. Ofcom has explained some of the main measures and the difference it expects them to make and has set out proposed steps online services would need to take […]

May 8, 2024

EITB launches Makusi for Basque children

Makusi, the new digital platform in Basque designed for children and younger audiences, created by EITB and developed by Mediapro, has gone live. Entertainment is the primary focus of this new digital community, where viewers can enjoy online experiences in a safe environment. Younger members of the family will have the opportunity to immerse themselves […]

May 3, 2024

Kids narrate Planet Earth episode for Earth Day

To mark Earth Day (April 22nd), the celebrated BBC documentary series Planet Earth III has collaborated with BBC Children in Need to premiere a special episode, uniquely narrated by schoolchildren. The children, aged between nine and thirteen, read from Sir David Attenborough’s original scripts as they champion the power of youth voices to speak up […]

April 22, 2024

Study: Infants receiving increased digital independence

Infant school children are increasingly online and given more digital independence by parents, according to Ofcom’s annual study of children’s relationship with the media and online worlds. Around a quarter of 5-7 year-olds (24 per cent) now own a smartphone, while three-quarters use a tablet  (76 per cent). Compared to a year ago, a higher proportion of […]

April 19, 2024

Content industry ‘Responding to the Crisis of Childhood’ campaign

Figures from the UK children’s content industry, regulators, academics, policy makers and advocates for young people’s wellbeing came together today at the Children’s Media Summit 2024 on February 28th to try to find answers to the major issues faced by the children’s audience and the industry in these rapidly changing times. Organised by the Children’s […]

February 29, 2024

Research: Parents co-viewing and co-gaming with kids

WildBrain, a specialist in kids’ and family entertainment, has published research which highlights the evolving habits of kids and family audiences and how they consume content. The research, titled The Family Metaverse: Building Bonds Through Shared Entertainment, was commissioned by WildBrain and produced by research company Savanta. It explores the entertainment habits of families, how […]

February 1, 2024

JioCinema presents Toontastic Winter Carnival

Following its recent foray into kids’ entertainment, JioCinema is further set to elevate the entertainment quotient for its young viewers and their families with its latest campaign ‘Toontastic Winter Carnival’ to welcome 2024. Promising to make this holiday season the biggest ever carnival and unforgettable for everyone, the festival brings a blockbuster lineup of 24 […]

December 21, 2023

Sandbox apps on Tamatem

Sandbox Group, the London-based Edutainment company, is partnering with Tamatem, the mobile game platform for the Middle East. The partnership will see Sandbox’s gaming and entertainment apps made available to the Arabic-speaking world via Tamatem Plus, Tamatem’s alternative payment and distribution platform. The first app to launch on Tamatem Plus is PlayKids+, Sandbox’s recently launched […]

December 12, 2023

Wildling Pictures launches TV division

Toronto-based film and television production company, Wildling Pictures, has launched its new TV division featuring a varied slate of high-profile IP and scripted series. The production company has produced a range of original feature films including Young Werther starring Alison Pill, Douglas Booth, Iris Apatow, and the hit thriller See For Me starring Kim Coates […]

November 10, 2023