New content announcements from YouTube and the forthcoming streaming service Disney+ were among the popular topics for readers in August.

Daily Brief also took an in-depth look at Nickelodeon’s new animated special, Middle School Moguls, which hails from co-founders of GenGirl Media, Inc., Gina and Jenae Heitkamp.

Meanwhile, chair of the 2019 Promax Latino Awards, Sean Saylor, jumped onto The Daily Brief Podcast to discuss The Viacom Agency’s creative work for networks and platforms such as MTV Latin America, Nickelodeon Latin America, Comedy Central Latin America and Paramount Channel.

Here are the top five stories from last month:

5. Disney Doubles Down on Content at D23

During its biennial D23 Expo in Anaheim, Calif., Disney made a slew of content announcements for its upcoming streaming service Disney+, launching Nov. 12.

4. Podcast: How the Viacom Agency Creates for All of Latin America

Ahead of Promax’s Latin America and U.S. Hispanic Awards 2019, SVP and head of creative of The Viacom Agency, Sean Saylor, discusses how the company remains on the top of its creative game while negotiating Latin America’s rapidly expanding media market.

3. YouTube Pulls the Paywall

After announcing its shift to free, ad-supported content, YouTube began making its original series and specials free to all comers. The streamer also announced a slate of new series and specials, including five new original European series and the return of Liza on Demand and Impulse for their sophomore seasons.

2. Red Bee Refreshes Finland’s TV5

After London-based agency Red Bee Creative rebranded Discovery’s Scandinavian streaming channels, dplay, the agency moved on to refreshing Discovery’s channel brands in the region, starting with Finland’s popular entertainment channel, TV5.

1. How Nickelodeon’s ‘Middle School Moguls’ Aims to Empower Young Girls

Daily Brief spoke with Gina and Jena Heitkamp, co-creators of Nickelodeon’s new animated special, Middle School Moguls, about their mission to inspire and empower young girls to pursue STEM and business careers.

“It’s showing kids that no matter what your background is, you can follow your dreams. Your dreams are relevant and they’re attainable,” Gina said.

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