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- 'Sesame Street' Launches Cookie Monster App in
"Sesame Street" turns 45 this season and to sustain its digital relevance, PBS Kids and Sesame Workshop are debuting their first app, Cookie Monster's Challenge, geared to 3- to-5-year-old kids. "Sesame Street" has long utilized TV to help children build educational skills.
- Driver Digital Teams With Judy Travis For Shows, Product Launches in
Driver Digital, a cross-platform family company, will represent the YouTube star of "Its JudyTime" and "ItsJudysLife" for new media and product launches. Judy Travis, who made her name on YouTube with nearly a half-billion views, has moved beyond fashion and beauty tips into the lifestyle arena.
- The Comfort Of Nostalgia TV in
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Sometimes, you just want to pretend the world of economic turmoil and terrorism doesn't exist, that health care is affordable and the middle class still exists. For many, that means MeTV and Antenna TV.
- Ad Council's PSA Dinner Honors Fed Ex's Smith, Colbert Hosts in
When the Ad Council honors FedEx Chair/CEO Frederick W. Smith at its annual Public Service Award dinner, Stephen Colbert will emcee. Smith is the recipient of this year's award for his philanthropy - personal and corporate. Among the issues he's addressed are disaster relief, the environment and education.
- Bravo Adds 3 Series, Expands 'Million Dollar Listing' in
Bravo is bolstering its lineup with three new scripted series and expanding its "Million Dollar Listing" to San Francisco, while renewing the Emmy-nominated "Million Dollar Listing New York" for a fourth season.
- Legos, 'Avengers' Recast At Discovery Times Square in
Discovery Times Square is transforming Legos and Marvel's Avengers, both media bonanzas, into artistic exhibitions. "The Art of the Brick" features the world's largest display of Lego art by Nathan Sawaya, while "Marvel's Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. (Scientific Training and Tactical Intelligence Operative Network), is an interactive experience where visitors are recruited to join S.H.I.E.L.D.
- Bloomberg Taps Bigley As Global CMO in
Bloomberg L.P. named marketing veteran Deirdre Bigley as Global Chief Marketing Officer. She reports to Bloomberg's CEO and President Dan Doctoroff, helming all worldwide marketing strategy for the company. She worked with her predecessor, Maureen McGuire, to create an international marketing department.
- OAAA, 5 Top Museums Team For National 'Art Everywhere' OOH Display in
"Art Everywhere" is as good as its word. From August 4-14, 58 masterpieces of American art, lent from five stellar U.S. museums, will appear on 50,000 outdoor displays nationwide, thanks to the Outdoor Advertising Association of America, which donated the space.
- Rovio, Hasbro Game For Angry Birds Transformers in
Rovio Entertainment and Hasbro are partnering for "Angry Birds Transformers," a mobile game that will also spawn a consumer goods and product line on Hasbro's Teleponds platform. The Telepods tech lets fan teleport their favorite Angry Birds Transformers characters into the game.
- Australia's 'Fisher' Makes Splash In U.S. in
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Australian ABC TV is exporting a smart, sexy, slick mystery series -"Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries." Phryne Fisher, a glamorous 1920s feminist flapper from Melbourne, Australia, is a female cross between The Saint and James Bond.