Mediacom: 94% of UK kids now have access to OTT services

A massive 94% of children and teenagers in the UK now have access to on-demand or OTT services like Netflix and Amazon Prime, as the trend towards on-demand viewing continues to climb. This is according to new research from MediaCom, which claims that nearly half of all teens say they currently watch on-demand TV more […]

Kids SVOD service Azoomee secures BBC deal

Kids SVOD service Azoomee has snagged a raft of BBC kids shows. The on-demand service has licensed a package of CBeebies titles from BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the UK public broadcaster. The content has been licensed for twelve months and already launched on the Azoomee app. Its founders noted Charlie and Lola is […]

Hopster: ‘once in a generation’ opportunity in kids market

New entrants to the kids market face a ‘once in a generation’ opportunity to ‘become global leaders’ as digital distribution consolidates around key apps and moves to a subscription model, according to kids ‘edutainment’ app provider Hopster’s founder and CEO Nick Walters. Interviewed by Digital TV Europe editor Stuart Thomson for TV Connect’s video series ahead […]

YouTube adds more parental controls to Kids service

YouTube is adding more controls to its YouTube Kids service, giving parents the ability to decide what content is right for their family. Parents and guardians will now be able to block videos or channels from their child’s experience of the YouTube Kids app by signing into the service. “The best part is that because […]

Ofcom: kids spend more time online than in front of the TV

For the first time children aged five to 15 now spend more time online than they do watching TV sets, according to Ofcom research. The UK broadcast regulator’s ‘Children and Parents: Media Use and Attitudes’ report claims that in the past year children have increased their weekly online time by 1 hour and 19 minutes […]

Viacom: Kids still gravitate to linear TV

TV is still the most popular way for kids to consume video content, according to new research from Nickelodeon owner Viacom. Its latest International Insights research shows that around the world kids use an average of five sources to watch TV and video content. Of those surveyed, over 90% said they regularly watch linear TV. […]

Study reveals kids’ media consumption habits

Kids aged 8-18 spend an average of 15.5 hours a week consuming media content, with the time spent increasing among older kids, according to a US study from PricewaterhouseCoopers. According to PwC’s Consumer Intelligence Series study, which polled 511 kids in the relevant age group, kids spend an average of 15.5 hours consuming media, with […]

France Télévisions to launch child-focused YouTube networks

France Télévisions is set to launch two YouTube kids channels for the 3-12 demo this weekend using its Ludo and Zouzous brands. This new service will be integrated to France Télévisions online multichannel network and aims to make the French public service broadcast group’s kids offerings available on all free digital platforms. The two new nets […]

Turner promotes Persson

Turner Broadcasting has promoted Cecilia Persson to the newly created role of vice-president, acquisitions and co-productions, kids, EMEA and international.  Persson will oversee and negotiate shared acquisitions for Turner Broadcasting’s international kids business, working with the local heads of programming and acquisitions of each of the channels and the content heads within EMEA, Latin America and […]