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Market trends, politics, technologies, media, and innovations at the crossroads of 21st-century entertainment and education.
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Families are spending more time – and not necessarily dollars – on SVOD

Families are spending more time – and not necessarily dollars – on SVOD | Smart Media | Scoop.it
Families tend to subscribe first to broad audience SVOD providers like Netflix and Amazon Prime, and the second service typically added is another general audience platform. Only when they take on a third subscription do children’s-focused services and kid-specific “watch, play and learn” subscriptions achieve substantial numbers.
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"Families tend to subscribe first to broad audience SVOD providers like Netflix and Amazon Prime, and the second service typically added is another general audience platform. Only when they take on a third subscription do children’s-focused services and kid-specific “watch, play and learn” subscriptions achieve substantial numbers."


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HarperCollins nabs rights to Minecraft fan fiction series

HarperCollins nabs rights to Minecraft fan fiction series | Smart Media | Scoop.it
The kids publishing giant has snapped up English-language rights to a popular Minecraft fan-fiction trilogy, written and self-published by US teen Sean Fay Wolfe.
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Now you're talking. Fan fiction trilogy for Minecraft gets the greenlight. Whee!

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Working at light speed for Amazon on Creative Galaxy

Working at light speed for Amazon on Creative Galaxy | Smart Media | Scoop.it
Blues Clues co-creator Angela Santomero talks about working with Amazon on her new educational children's series, which debuts Friday.
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Love it - ''Prime'' service on show production.

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TV industry faces its ‘ketchup’ moment: ‘Mobile is now the first screen’

TV industry faces its ‘ketchup’ moment: ‘Mobile is now the first screen’ | Smart Media | Scoop.it
TV industry faces its ‘ketchup’ moment: ‘Mobile is now the first screen’
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Yup: These days, ''digital-first'' really means ''mobile-first.''

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Where Will Netflix Be In 5 Years?

Where Will Netflix Be In 5 Years? | Smart Media | Scoop.it
Image source: Netflix. Five years can be an eternity when you're looking at a company in the midst of a sea change. And that's exactly the place.
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Amazon Moves Into Kids Books, Acquires Marshall Cavendish

Amazon Moves Into Kids Books, Acquires Marshall Cavendish | Smart Media | Scoop.it
Amazon.com will acquire over 450 titles of Marshall Cavendish Children’s Books, a leader in educational and classroom digital solutions.
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