Jim Henson Family TV


You(th)Tube

The launch of the YouTube Kids app in the US in February has been greeted with unanimous approval by content companies both big and small. Gary Smith reports. That there are now several generations of digital natives is a given, as is the fact that the current crop of 2-8 year-olds are more thoroughly immersed […]

YouTube CEO hints at ad-free subs service

YouTube is reportedly looking to new subscription offerings, including ad-free version of the service, according to the Google-owned video site’s CEO Susan Wojcicki. Speaking at tech site Re/code’s Code/Mobile conference in California, Wojcicki said that while YouTube’s ad-supported approach has allowed it to build massive scale, “there’s going to be a point where people don’t […]

Kids go OTT

As the gamut of entertainment mediums for children grows ever wider, Andy Fry profiles how over-the-top programming services are adapting their offers to garner attention, and attract eyeballs, from kids of all ages. In the last five years, kids’ media consumption has changed beyond recognition in advanced economies. The advent of OTT and on-demand technology, […]

Hulu inks Henson deal, adds Fraggles

US streaming and catch-up service Hulu has inked a deal with The Jim Henson Company for iconic kids series including The Fraggles. The shows will air in a branded Jim Henson Family TV section on Hulu Kids. They are available commercial free on the Hulu Plus premium service. Four seasons, or 96 episodes, of the […]