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Minecraft gamer Joseph Garrett, better known on YouTube as Stampy Cat or StampyLonghead, and Maker Studios will launch a new channel on the video platform called Wonder Quest. The channel, set to debut on April 25 with new series “Wonder Quest” and “I Wonder,” will exist on both YouTube and the YouTube Kids app. Another new series, “Side Quest,” will show up on Garrett’s own YouTube channel as a compliment to the two debuting on Wonder Quest. Garrett, who’s based in the UK, will be at YouTube Space LA today to promote the launch.
Hulu original series “Moone Boy” will bring its third and last season to the streaming service in the US on May 13. The comedy series starring David Rawle as a young boy in a small, Irish town and Chris O’Dowd as his imaginary friend is distributed by BBC Worldwide North America, its third season having recently aired in the UK. “Moone Boy” won an International Emmy in 2013 and was nominated this month for a 2015 BAFTA TV Award for best situation comedy.
JW Player’s second annual JW Insights 2015 conference, which aims to provide a forum for online video industry types to discuss the latest opportunities and challenges in video distribution, advertising, and monetization, will be held in New York City on May 19. Speakers scheduled to appear during the event (which is free to attend) include Greycroft co-founder Ian Sigalow, Tubular Labs’ Allison Stern, SpotXchange CEO Mike Shehan, and, of course, the JW Player leadership team.