Wednesday, August 15

Education

TVO gives go ahead signal to factual series Science Max: Experiments at Large

TVO gives go ahead signal to factual series Science Max: Experiments at Large

Education
Canadian pubcaster TVO has given a go ahead signal  to kids factual series Science Max: Experiments at Large. The order follows the news that the show is up for a 2018 CSA award in the Best Children’s or Youth Non-Fiction Series category. The show, which won a pair of Canadian Screen Awards last year for Best Children’s or Youth Non-Fiction Series and Best Cross-Platform Project – Children’s and Youth will return to TVO this fall. The order follows the news that the show is up for a 2018 CSA award in the Best Children’s or Youth Non-Fiction Series category. Produced and distributed by Toronto’s Breakthrough Entertainment, the show sees host Phil McCordic demonstrate how children can do science experiments at home. TVO initially commissioned the tween-skewing series in April 2015. B
LEGO Group joins forces with Chinese internet giant Tencent

LEGO Group joins forces with Chinese internet giant Tencent

Education
In an effort to infuse digital safety awareness among children and parents in China, Danish brickmaker The LEGO Group has joined forces with Chinese internet giant Tencent on a number of new interactive kids experiences. To ensure children’s safety online, LEGO’s Tencent partnership will comply with The LEGO Group’s Digital Child Safety Policy, which launched in 2016 as part of the company’s global partnership with UNICEF. Besides the developing endeavour new LEGO-branded licensed games, the companies will launch a LEGO zone in Tencent’s online video streaming platform and localise hit building and coding set LEGO Boost for the region. LEGO may also enlist Tencent’s expertise to co-develop its popular new social network for under-13s, LEGO Life, in China. The app-focused platform l
XUMO acquires entire Toon Googles Library

XUMO acquires entire Toon Googles Library

Education
OTT service XUMO has acquired the entire Toon Goggles library for its dedicated kids channel. Toon Goggles is an ad-free pre-school and educational content platform that includes animated and live-action programs, games and tween entertainment news. The content platform will be offered for free on channel 602 for smart TVs, set-top boxes and mobile devices pre-installed with XUMO that is available in 20 million homes across the US and Canada. Among the content available is Toon Goggles’ original CGI-animated series Eddie is a Yeti (pictured) and Mojicons which Toon Goggles had acquired from Ink Global in May 2017. Besides XUMO, the on-demand service is available online on the Toon Goggles website as an iOS and Android app. It also comes pre-installed on devices including the Sharp Aquo
Graduates of Bournemouth  University making it proud

Graduates of Bournemouth University making it proud

Education
A number of graduates of the Bournemouth  University worked Star Wars: The Last Jedi, said to be the biggest movie of this year. Bournemouth University (BU) has so far spotted 23 of its graduates in the blockbuster’s credit roll, while Arts University Bournemouth (AUB) has noted at least six. Bournemouth is a public university based in Dorset, England, with its main campus situated in neighbouring Poole. The university was a finalist for two prizes in British higher education – the 2009 Times Higher Education (THE) Awards for University of the Year and Research Project of the Year. Traditionally known for its focus on professional courses, in the 2000s, the University invested in research to underpin its curriculum and maximise its contribution to the regional and national economies. T
Purple Turtle Pre-school in Lucknow soon

Purple Turtle Pre-school in Lucknow soon

Education
A branch of Purple Turtle Pre-School, an international pre-school will soon open in Lucknow in the Dalibag area. An agreement to the effect was signed yesterday by Swati Rajoria of Purple Turtle Pre-School and Anoop Agrawal franchisee of Purple Turtle.. Purple Turtle Preschool is a pioneer in bringing world class educational content creators, animated characters and latest technology aided learning content in Early Childhood Education. School books, stories, activity books, animation, rhymes, videos,games, apps and merchandise of Purple Turtle have their presence all across the globe. Purple Turtle Pre-school is based on the concept of ‘learning by doing’ promoting and encouraging the young minds to explore their innate capacity to wonder, hypothesize, investigate and intensify the
Academy institutes board of trustees

Academy institutes board of trustees

Education
  Kerry Brougher, director of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures has said that the institution has formed its board of trustees, under the leadership of NBCUniversal Vice Chairman Ron Meyer. Initially, plans for the new museum were spearheaded by the board of governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. With the inaugural meeting Dec. 4 of the trustees, the new board which will continue to grow assumed responsibility as the governing body of the Academy Museum and will be responsible for overseeing the museum’s strategic vision, preserving the organization’s financial health, and assuring the fulfillment of its mission. Established to be the world’s premier institution dedicated to the art and science of movies and movie making, the Academy Museum is schedu
Blue Ant International sells number of child content to several broadcasters

Blue Ant International sells number of child content to several broadcasters

Education
Marking the company’s largest suite of deals in the territory to date, Blue Ant International, the distribution arm of Canada’s Blue Ant Media, has sold a number of children’s content sales to several broadcasters in the Asia-Pacific region. The first season of MAKE IT BIG, make it small (pictured) has been sold to Mediacorp in Singapore and TVB in Hong Kong. The seven x 60-minute series explores big ideas in science and technology such as the Tyrannosaurus Rex and flying inside a wind tunnel. Each episode encourages kids to apply their new knowledge to DIY projects and crafts. In India, Discovery pre-bought rights to Deadly Australians. The four x one-hour series from Wildbear Productions teaches children about venomous wildlife. Similarly, Wild Survivors, Untamed Valley and I’ve
Lawless Entertainment signs Danish actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau to narrate one fairy tale in GivingTales app

Lawless Entertainment signs Danish actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau to narrate one fairy tale in GivingTales app

Education
Lawless Entertainment has signed Nikolaj Coster-Waldau to narrate one of the fairytales for GivingTales, the celebrity storytelling app for children and adults alike. Coster-Waldau will narrate The Steadfast Tin Soldier in both Danish and English for use in both territories as well as the worldwide marketplace. Coster-Waldau is a Danish actor, producer and screenwriter known for his role as Jaime Lannister in Game of Thrones. Launched by Sir Roger Moore and friends in 2015, the beautifully illustrated GivingTales educational storytelling app was developed to entertain children, help improve their reading and learning skills as well as raise donations for children in need around the world. With fairy tales from Hans Christian Andersen, children can read along and learn the core valu...
Pocket.watch in long term partnership with TouTube and Ryan’s Toy Review

Pocket.watch in long term partnership with TouTube and Ryan’s Toy Review

Education
Kids content startup Pocket.watch has entered into a long-term partnership with YouTube channel and Ryan’s Toys Review. This understanding will see Pocket.watch create a multi-platform franchise development plan for the YouTube channel that boasts of nearly 10 million subscribers that will cover publishing, licensing, original programming and merchandising. The partnership will also provide Pocket.watch with Ryan's Toys Review’s library of videos for packaging and distribution outside of YouTube. Those clips will be used for commercial opportunities, including branded integrations, sponsorships and licensing. As part of an understanding, Pocket.watch will offer the channel a significant equity stake as it did with its inaugural YouTube partner HobbyKidsTV. Pocket.watch is run by
Sesame Workshop to launch pro-social initiatives

Sesame Workshop to launch pro-social initiatives

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Sesame Workshop is preparing to launch number of new projects to promote pro-social initiatives for kids around the world. The non-profit educational organisation behind Sesame Street has partnered with Procter & Gamble (P&G) on a new public advocacy campaign that addresses gender stereotypes preventing girls from accessing education and following their dreams. The campaign premiered on September 19 at the Global Citizen: Movement Makers Summit in New York with a video that featured Sesame Street characters and kids from around the world, sharing their goals for the future and why they love to learn. Available on digital, social and broadcast platforms globally, the video promotes the value of education and career opportunities for girls. P&G is also sponsoring new Sesa