NEWS / APPS: Apps and games for children need to entertain – and educate
Wednesday, 10 July 2013
Children's Media Conference hears of challenges facing broadcasters and tech startups as tablet and mobile use grows
The disruption keeps on coming for the world ofchildren's entertainment, thanks toapps, YouTube and other digital platforms. The Angry Birdsgamesended 2012 with 263 million monthly active players, and have spawned a cartoon series watched more than 400m times by fans, mostly within the apps.Netflixhas commissioned DreamWorks Animation to produce 300 hours of original children's programming for online distribution.