Blogs tagged "TV"

July 2019

CMC 2019: Report – Research 1 & 2

Posted on: Friday 05 July 2019 9:52pm by Shannon Reeve

Research 1 and 2 focused on the content strategies being used by online video organisations and tech-giants to get into the children’s side of the growing online video sector. Takeaway: ● Netflix is looking for content for 7 to 9-year- olds, whilst Amazon is looking more for pre-school content. ● YouTube is the dominant content provider, with Netflix following behind. ● Only 10% of children go to live TV sources first, versus 41% of adults. Detail: The first of the research presentations, delivered by Fred Black of Ampere Analysis, examined what key SVODs have been commissioning and may be looking for in the near future. The focus of the research was on the contrasts between Netflix and Amazon, and where…

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CMC 2019: Report – The YACF – A User’s Guide

Posted on: Wednesday 03 July 2019 9:25pm by Shannon Reeve

Changemaker Euella Jackson opened the session with a discussion of her journey, and an important question: what can you be doing to inspire change? Session: The Young Audiences Content Fund is a pilot which launched in April 2019. Content makers and producers have the opportunity to access funds to support the creation of distinctive and high-quality content for children. The pilot for the fund is due to last three years and has £57 million available to support development and production. Takeaway: Apply sooner rather than later! - Funding will be split between the three years, offering around £18m per year Read more about the fund on the BFI website: https://www.bfi.org.uk/supporting-uk-film/production-development-funding/young-audiences-content-fund Detail: Jackie Edwards discussed what the fund is, describing it…

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CMC 2019: Report – First Timers Reception

Posted on: Wednesday 03 July 2019 10:12am

The First Timers’ Reception kicked off with an impromptu walking tour of Sheffield, as delegates chatted their way through the town to the impressive location of the City Hall. Once the ‘newbies’ had gathered (and found the reception!) presenter Chris Jarvis began, making sure to include useful tips that were both reassuring and engaging for all.  Takeaway: Do download the CMC app to plan your sessions effectively. Don’t forget to use the #tcmc whenever you share anything on your social channels. Do attend the opening and closing sessions. Don’t forget to take notes, you’ll never remember everything! Do turn up early to sessions, they can get very busy. Don’t keep to the same few people for all three days, broaden your social…

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July 2018

CMC 2018: Report – Is The Internet Really Broken?

Posted on: Wednesday 04 July 2018 4:36pm by Joseph Channon

Can publishers, creators, parents and governments trust computers and algorithms to make intelligent decisions about what is shown to children online? Takeaway: Big platforms (especially Google) are placing an increased importance on algorithms both to model their users for advertising and to control what content is provided to them. However, without proper moderation you cannot always be sure that what these algorithms provide will be entirely appropriate (especially for children). Parents and children need to be taught better media literacy skills so that they have the tools to safely navigate online providers. However, it is too easy and dismissive to place the entire burden on parents. Content creators for online platforms such as YouTube do not face the same strict…

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November 2016

Manimation 2016: Report – Presentation 3: TV and related media in the lives of UK pre-schoolers

Posted on: Thursday 17 November 2016 5:17pm by Helen Dugdale

Speaker: Fiona Scott, University of Sheffield Takeaway:  The traditional belief is that when preschool children consume TV and related content it is a solitary and sedentary experience – but the truth is parents tend to watch TV with, and engage with, their young children. Detail: Fiona’s research focuses on the lives of eight pre-schoolers and their families living in mixed households across Sheffield. Fiona showed footage of her research subjects. On the video, children were seen to be keen to do other thing while watching their favourite shows; colouring, talking about the content and often dancing and singing. The young children also take what they’ve learnt on screen and play it out as a game later. Plus, pre-schoolers tend to use their understanding of…

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July 2016

CMC 2016: Report – Who Wants to be a Kids’ Millionaire?

Posted on: Thursday 07 July 2016 5:48pm

The highest rating TV shows among children today are formats. From ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ to ‘Great British Bake Off’, kids are viewing in droves. The problem? Nearly all the shows they watch are adult ones. So as these formats take off around the world, delivering big bucks for their rights owners, why aren’t children’s TV producers reaping the same rewards? Guest blogger Val Taylor takes us through the discussion. Takeaways You need passion and perseverance to create a format Look at your existing catalogue for ideas that can be repurposed Kids are already watching big adult shiny formats in droves so you have to be able to have real standout to compete Detail With UK production houses looking to find…

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CMC 2016: Preview – The Prix Jeunesse Suitcase

Posted on: Tuesday 05 July 2016 2:27pm by David Kleeman

Session producer David Kleeman on the value of seeing what’s out there in international kids’ TV. Warning: graphic nudity. In children’s TV. There... that ought to fill Cinema 3. That’s not all, though – far from it! Come to the PRIX JEUNESSE Suitcase screening – kids and tweens programming from around the world – to see a 9-year-old marrying his 10-year-old girlfriend, a monster who really wants to be a singer, a moondance, and preschoolers playing agony aunt for their stuffed animals. But, wait, don’t stop there. We’ll finish with a five-clip focus on Japan’s NHK, which is turning out the world’s most highly-designed, visually innovative, unique treatments and narratives for all ages. Why watch kids’ TV from Japan, Norway,…

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