Cynopsis: Kids

04/26/17: Descendants 2 gets 5-net debut; Nickelodeon follows the Rainbow; Jon Moonves on Pocket.watch’s first steps

Pocket.watch’s first steps: Jon Moonves chats with CynKids about HobbyKidsTV deal

CynopsisKIDS Good morning. It’s Wednesday April 26, 2017, and this is your your first early morning Kids briefing! NEWS OF THE WEEK   Disney Channel original movie Descendants 2 will get a simultaneous premiere across five networks within the Disney|ABC Television Group. On Friday, July 21 at 8p, Disney Channel, ABC, Disney XD, Freeform […]

04/12/17: YT, Netflix prime original kids fare; Nat Geo Wild sets third BarkFest; Puppy Bowl scores big with kids

Nickelodeon flying high as PAW Patrol scores series ratings record

CYNOPSISKIDS 04.12.17 Good morning. It’s Wednesday April 12, 2017 and this is your first early morning Kids briefing. NEWS OF THE WEEK   Two programming heavyweights – YouTube and Netflix – are making moves into the kids original content space. YouTube Red is launching its first original family series – DanTDM Creates a Big Scene […]

04/05/17: Disney’s Raven sequel starts production; NPH-hosted kids game show heads to NBC; Food Network’s family viewing recipe

Disney Channel sets debut for Raven’s Home-coming

CYNOPSISKIDS 04.05.17 Good morning. It’s Wednesday April 5, 2017 and this is your first early morning Kids briefing. NEWS OF THE WEEK That’s so deja vu: Disney Channel officially ordered Raven’s Home, a new series that continues the story of the net’s stalwart series That’s So Raven and also targets K6-14 and their families. Production […]

03/29/17: Gaga launches youth-powered, empowering digital site; Disney Jr. has Puppy love; Bento Box hangs shingle in London

Mattel makes moves to expand its brands’ VOD presence

CYNOPSISKIDS 03.29.17 Good morning. It’s Wednesday March 29, 2017 and this is your first early morning Kids briefing. NEWS OF THE WEEK Born This Way Foundation, co-founded by Lady Gaga, has launched Channel Kindness, a new digital platform featuring stories of kindness as documented by young people from around the US. The site comprises videos, […]

03/23/17: t’s time for new kids company Pocketwatch; Telemundo brings kids to VOD; Cartoon serious about STEAM initiatives

Strike up the band, Telemundo is launching kids VOD content

CYNOPSISKIDS 03.23.17 Good morning. It’s Thursday March 23, 2017 and this is your first early morning Kids briefing. NEWS OF THE WEEK The time is right. Albie Hecht, Jon Moonves and Chris Williams are launching Pocketwatch, a media brand that creates, acquires, distributes and curates content initially for the K2-11 market. Pocketwatch – which also […]

03/15/17: Rita Ferro outlines Disney’s Upfront model; Rovio/CAKE all smiles over new Angry Birds; Cartoon OKs latest multi-screen launch

Behind the scenes at the Disney Kids & Family Upfront

CYNOPSISKIDS 03.15.17 Good morning. It’s Wednesday March 15, 2017 and this is your first early morning Kids briefing. UPFRONTS NEWS Disney Media will wrap its kids and family Upfront today in Orlando. In an interview Rita Ferro, president of sales for Disney-ABC, gave CynKids the playbook for how the company aims to top its 2016 […]

03/09/17: As Boomerang enters the digital age, what’s next?; Boggle Battle creator spells out show plans; kids are the secret sauce to Gervais’ new primetime series

New toons in the mix for Boomerang streaming service

CYNOPSISKIDS 03.09.17 Good morning. It’s Thursday March 9, 2017 and this is your first early morning Kids briefing. TOP NEWS Yabba Dabba Digital! Turner and Warner Bros. are taking the Boomerang network into the digital age with the launch of a premium video subscription service that will house classic animated content from the Hanna-Barbera, Looney […]

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