USA TODAY: Cutting the Cord: Programs for kids come to the fore

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Cutting the Cord: Programs for kids come to the fore

It’s not just adult eyeballs that Netflix and other Net TV competitors are fighting over. Sure, the streaming video leader has gotten plenty of attention for its original hits House of Cards and Orange Is the New Black, and Amazon made news by inking a multiyear exclusive deal for HBO programming. But there’s just as much competition for younger viewers, too. This week, Amazon and Apple TV both made moves to boost kids’ programming — just in time for summer vacation. To its Prime Instant Video service, Amazon added episodes of the critically acclaimed series Wallace & Gromit and Shaun the Sheep series from U.K.-based Aardman Animation. (There’s a Shaun the Sheep movie coming next year, so his star is on the rise.)

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