Cartoon Network and Boomerang launched on Fetch TV in Australia. Animated shows that air on channels include, Ben 10, The Powerpuff Girls, Tom and Jerry, and Scooby-Doo. Turner’s two global flagship children channels are now available on the IPTV service.
Fetch TV viewers will also be among the first to watch the channel’s new series Mighty Magiswords. Boomerang will feature new episodes of cartoons such as, Mr Bean, Inspector Gadget, and Looney Tunes.
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Rocket Licensing (Rocket) secured its first UK partners for Sony Pictures Animation’s animated film The Emoji Movie, inspired by the popular mobile phone icons.
Rocket Licensing is managing the UK and Eire licensing program for The Emoji Movie on behalf of Sony Pictures Consumer Products (SPCP). The agent is currently securing partners for the UK licensing program, which will target kids ages 6 to 12 across key categories including publishing, toys, games, apparel and accessories, mobile games, homewares, personal care, and back-to-school. Products are set to debut at UK retail this year. Read the rest of this entry »
Bay Tek Games will debut licensing agreements for Skee-Ball consumer products, which that will be available on digital platforms and other channels, at the North American International Toy Fair this month.
Ocean Media will create an interactive Skee-Ball app, which will be available on platforms including iOS, Android, PS, Mac, Linux, and other consoles this year. Other licensed products include: Bally’s for slot machines; Alchemy3 for state lotto tickets; Zynga for online social gaming; and Running Press Books for desktop games. Read the rest of this entry »
Jack Daniel’s and the National Basketball Association (NBA) entered a multiyear partnership that makes Jack Daniel’s an official marketing partner of the NBA, the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA), the NBA Development League (D-League), and USA Basketball. This marks the largest partnership with a professional sports league in the brand’s history. Read the rest of this entry »
Following the fourth quarter mass retail launch of SpacePOP, Genius Brands International Inc. announced a new partnership with Spirit Halloween for a direct-to-retail costume and accessories program this year.
Spirit Halloween will design and manufacture the first line of SpacePOP character costumes and accessories, which will debut at more than 1,000 retail locations across the U.S. and Canada beginning this August. Spirit Halloween joins a roster of partners for SpacePOP products, including apparel, accessories, beauty products, electronics, room décor, books, music, and home entertainment.
Last year, KISS reached 125 new licensing partners worldwide, adding to its portfolio of licensing and merchandising products from over the past 43 years. This year, KISS will prepare for a new European tour.
Epic Rights, KISS’ exclusive worldwide licensing and merchandising partner, shared the roster of 125 new licensing partners. New licensees with worldwide rights include: comic books and graphic novels from Dynamite Entertainment; digital mobile video game from Sproing Publishing; emojis, stickers, frames, overlays, themes, wallpapers, and avatars from Swyft Media; photo booths and branded prints from Apple Industries; carbon racing bikes from Sciacallo Bikes; 3-D printed figurines from Staramda; and long hauler model trucks from New Ray Toys. Read the rest of this entry »
The International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association (LIMA) will host Expolicencias Latin America 2017, its second Annual Latin American licensing conference and showcase, from March 27 to 28 in Bogota, Colombia. The event will provide licensors, licensees, retailers, and other related business professionals the opportunity to gain a better understanding of the Latin American market.
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Jakks Pacific Inc. signed a manufacturing and distribution agreement with Cra-Z-Art, a division of LaRose Industries LLC, for its Blo-Pens brand of products. The multi-year distribution agreement allows Cra-Z-Art to market, sell, and distribute the branded line of craft and activity airbrushed markers in the U.S. and Latin America. Cra-Z-Art Blo-Pens products will be available this fall. Read the rest of this entry »