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Indian YouTube channel ChuChu TV’s three videos cross 1 bn views mark

Indian YouTube channel ChuChu TV’s three videos cross 1 bn views mark

Animation, Latest News
ChuChu TV, the world’s most popular YouTube channel for kids has notched up yet another record with three videos crossing the One billion views mark. The “ChuChu TV Johnny Johnny Yes Papa” video has more than 1.5 billion views, the “ChuChu TV Surprise Eggs Old McDonald” video has more than 1 billion views and the latest “ChuChu TV Phonics Song with two words” crosses the 1 billion views mark. This is the first time for a YouTube channel in the kids and family genre to have achieved this distinction and it is a first for a YouTube channel originated in India to achieve this feat across all genres. Till date, only five international music superstars (Shakira, Justin Bieber, Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran, and Taylor Swift) have three or more videos that have crossed the 1 billion views mark. “
Wildbrain, Coolabi to produce original ‘Clangers toy-play series’ for YouTube

Wildbrain, Coolabi to produce original ‘Clangers toy-play series’ for YouTube

Animation, Toys and Games
WildBrain, a leading digital kids’ network, and studio have been commissioned by leading independent international media group and rights owner, Coolabi Group, to produce an original, 10-episode YouTube toy-play series for ‘Clangers.’ As part of a two-year global agreement under which WildBrain exclusively manages all official Clangers content on YouTube, WildBrain has also been appointed by Coolabi to manage the YouTube strategy for the new narrative toy-play series, with the aim of expanding the brand’s international audience. The latest content is expected to launch on the official Clangers’ YouTube channel for Halloween 2018. “Clangers is a wonderful example of a preschool property with a strong UK heritage that is now reaching global audiences on YouTube through new content,” sai
Federation Kids & Family appoints ‘Little Dot Studios’ to launch digital platforms

Federation Kids & Family appoints ‘Little Dot Studios’ to launch digital platforms

Animation
Premium kids content distributor Federation Kids & Family and its production studio Cottonwood Media announced the appointment of Little Dot Studios to manage the digital presence of their premium kids content on YouTube platforms. Leading distributor of premium television content on YouTube Little Dot Studios will be tasked with setting up YouTube channels for Cottonwood Media’s top-tier programming to grow their global digital presence and viewership. David Michel, President Federation Kids & Family, and Cottonwood media stated, “We are delighted to be working with a leading YouTube expert such as Little Dot Studios. The ability to reach viewers in a much more direct manner provides our shows – which are already widely distributed and performing very well on traditional broad
Throwback Thursday: Pankoo Kidz endearing itself to kids

Throwback Thursday: Pankoo Kidz endearing itself to kids

Animation
  Last Christmas, WhatsApp was flooded with loads of Christmas greetings that was either accompanied by images or animated shorts. Though all the videos stood well, one that caught our eye was the one that was presented by Pankoo Kids, a YouTube channel of Astute Media-Vision. Astute Media-Vision is a Mumbai based well equipped production house established by producer, writer, director Pankaj Sharma for the complete in-house production from concept to Final Output of Kids Programs, 3D Animation Feature Films and Live Action Composite Feature Films with Visual Effects under one roof. Animation Digital Digest sits across Sharma for a freewheeling interview. The Christmas jingle that you have made looks very nice and attractive. Could you tell us as to how much were the applauds o...
Giggle and hoot  embrace You Tube channel

Giggle and hoot embrace You Tube channel

Animation
In a move that brings its homegrown pre-school property Giggle and Hoot to a worldwide online audience, the Australia Broadcasting Corporation’s distribution arm, ABC Commercial has curated a range of content for the IP’s newly launched YouTube channel and the YouTube Kids app. ABC Commercial has also sold exclusive streaming rights to YouTube for full episodes of ABC’s Giggle and Hoot animated spinoff series Hoot Hoot Go! that premiered in May 2016 introducing a new best friend Hootly for owl stars Hoot and Hootabelle. Giggle and Hoot YouTube content featuring host Jimmy Giggle, Hoot the owl and his owl bestie, Hootabelle, includes classic songs from the original live-action/puppetry series like 5 Steps to Bed and Hoot’s Lullaby. Since launching earlier this month, the Giggle and Hoo
YouTube in process of taking stringent steps to select children’s videos

YouTube in process of taking stringent steps to select children’s videos

Channels
As families gather to celebrate Thanksgiving, YouTube is in the process of detailing the efforts it is taking to make its own platform more family-friendly. In a blog post, it shared five avenues through which it is combating the presence of inappropriate videos aimed at children. The first item on YouTube’s agenda is tougher application of our Community Guidelines and faster enforcement through technology, a policy whose results have already been seen. In the last week, YouTube says that it has terminated 50 channels that target young viewers with violent, sexual, or otherwise disturbing content while deleting thousands of videos that together received billions of views. The list of banned channels includes Toy Freaks, a controversial collection of skits that had 8.5 million subscrib
YouTube taking stringent steps to select children’s videos

YouTube taking stringent steps to select children’s videos

Channels
As families gather to celebrate Thanksgiving, YouTube is in the process of detailing the efforts it is taking to make its own platform more family-friendly. In a blog post, it shared five avenues through which it is combating the presence of inappropriate videos aimed at children. The first item on YouTube’s agenda is tougher application of our Community Guidelines and faster enforcement through technology, a policy whose results have already been seen. In the last week, YouTube says that it has terminated 50 channels that target young viewers with violent, sexual, or otherwise disturbing content while deleting thousands of videos that together received billions of views. The list of banned channels includes Toy Freaks, a controversial collection of skits that had 8.5 million subscr
YouTube bans controversial kids channel-Toy Freaks

YouTube bans controversial kids channel-Toy Freaks

Channels
Following consumer outrage over YouTube’s handling of disturbing videos aimed at children on its network, the channel has now banned one of the more controversial kid channels it hosted-Toy Freaks. The channel, the 68th largest on YouTube with over 8.5 million subscribers, was severely criticised for its vile and seemingly exploitive videos featuring a dad and his daughters, which many were of the opinion that it meant abuse. According to YouTube, the ban is part of a new tightening around the enforcement of its child endangerment policies. It says that it will now remove videos to protect “viewers, uploaders and children” when the it receives signals that cause concern. The removal is part of a broader review of similar content on YouTube, the channel added. Earlier videos on the ch
YouTube Kids announces raft of updates after being named as most loved brand by small kids

YouTube Kids announces raft of updates after being named as most loved brand by small kids

Channels
YouTube Kids has announced a number of updates designed to better customize the experiences of its young users. The YouTube Kids update comes shortly after YouTube was named as the most-loved brand among kids ages 6 to 12 in the US by the annual Brand Love study from youth and family research firm Smarty Pants. This marks the second year in a row that the Google-owned video platform took the top spot. The updates include kid profiles that allow children to customize their app use across all devices. Based on the date of birth entered on each user’s profile, YouTube Kids will change the way the app looks. Younger kids will also see less text compared to their older siblings who woul see more content on their home pages when they log into their profile. Kids can also set a secret passco
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