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‘From TV to the Internet, from toys to video games, and all the connections in between, Showcomotion is the perfect setting to explore the increasingly complex landscape of children’s media experience. Jonathan Smith, TT Games


The annual Showcomotion Children’s Media Conference returned for the fifth time from 2nd – 4th July 2008.

With a record 384 registered delegates and over 80 speakers from practically every sector, the conference represented a cross-section of the kids’ media scene.

These few days in Sheffield provided a unique forum where people and companies learned from each other to better engage with the kids’ audience, and prepared themselves for new partnerships.  

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Kids’ media use is changing rapidly and Showcomotion has always tried to address that. Bringing everyone together - whether we’re  in movies, TV, online, toys or games, and whether we make, fund, commission or exploit media brands - recognised that we’re all in the same space now – “TheirSpace” - where play meets media consumption, education meets entertainment, and community meets content.

The conference perspectives were commercial, strategic, creative and political, and the programme reflected that.  And with such a broad range of contributors there was something for everyone.

Greg Childs
Showcomotion Conference
Executive Producer.