Discovery Consumer Products, the licensing arm of Discovery Communications, partnered with Academy Sports + Outdoors to debut new Discovery Adventures items for outdoor travelers. The new lifestyle brand offers a full range of products, experiences, and services for travelers. Available exclusively at Academy Sports + Outdoors stores and on Academy.com, the initial offerings includes outdoor tents and sleeping bags for kids and adults.
The new collection is accompanied by a new Discovery Adventures mobile app, which launched last month. The app is an outdoor companion for adventurers that features survival tips, weekly updates, news posts, outdoor virtual reality, essential tools, and extreme choose-your-adventure survival challenges. Read the rest of this entry »
The National Football League (NFL) appointed IMG as its exclusive licensing representative across select international markets in Europe and Asia. The new multi-year deal will see the NFL further expand its brand presence internationally through new licensed consumer product initiatives for its international fans.
In recent years, the brand has held regular season games outside the U.S. The annual Super Bowl is now watched in more than 180 countries in nearly 25 languages. Read the rest of this entry »
Loot Crate announced the launch of Sports Crate and its first line of subscription products exclusively for baseball fans. This marks Loot Crate’s first move into the world of sports fandom. Sports Crate includes licenses from Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association, making it the Exclusive Subscription Box of MLB.
The new division of Loot Crate will initially launch with 10 teams, including the Boston Red Sox, Chicago Cubs, Detroit Tigers, Kansas City Royals, Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Mets, New York Yankees, San Francisco Giants, St. Louis Cardinals, and Texas Rangers with exclusive apparel, collectibles, experiences, and more every month. Additional teams will rollout later this year. Read the rest of this entry »
Entertainment One (eOne) partnered with Youth Sport Trust (YST) for its animated TV property, PJ Masks, to become a brand ambassador for YST’s work with kids in the UK.
eOne will collaborate with YST on a PJ Masks-branded initiative that will introduce an Early Years day to the charity’s annual National School Sport Week, which will be rolled out to more than 9,000 schools and early learning venues across the UK from June 26 to 30. Read the rest of this entry »
Pop Warner Little Scholars secured marketing agency Ignite2X to develop official licensed merchandise under the Pop Warner brand. Pop Warner is known for its youth football, cheer and dance, and scholastic programs.
The range will include sports, fan, and lifestyle merchandise, including apparel and accessories, school supplies, home accents, collectibles, toys, accessories, electronic games, apps, and more.
The licensing effort is led by Ignite2X with licensing veteran Alita Friedman. The deal will include the Pop Warner football and cheer divisions.
In addition to developing licensing programs, Ignite2X is the official sponsorship marketing agency of Pop Warner. To learn more about the Pop Warner brand, visit: PopWarnerDelivers.com.
The National Basketball Association (NBA) and Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. (TTWO) partnered to launch NBA 2K eLeague, a competitive gaming league. This marks the first official eSports league operated by a professional sports league in the U.S.
The league will debut next year and will consist of teams operated by actual NBA franchises. The founding teams, each composed of five professional eSports players who will play the game as user-created avatars, will be announced in upcoming months. The NBA 2K eLeague will follow a professional sports league format: competing head-to-head throughout a regular season, participating in a bracketed playoff system, and concluding with a championship matchup.
Spyder and Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media partnered for a two-year collaboration for a line of ski performance products inspired by iconic Marvel Super Heroes.
At the FIS Alpine World Cup Championship in St. Moritz, the World Cup Skier Jared Goldberg, Four-time Olympic Medalist Julia Mancuso, and Olympic Gold Medalist Mikaela Shiffrin will wear race suits with Marvel’s Captain America and Captain Marvel.
The full apparel performance collection is set to make its retail debut in the fall. More information on the exclusive collection will be released in upcoming months.
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 »
Inter Milan signed Las Vegas-based One Entertainment to be its licensing agent in the U.S. and Canada. Inter Milan developed an international expansion over the past few years, with a focus on North America. The first Inter Milan products are expected to be available this summer.
FILA partnered with Mountain Dew‘s Green Label Exclusives (GLX) for the M-Squad design. The collaboration features an all-black suede upper with embroidered FILA logo branding. The pair sits on top of a DEW neon green outsole, carried over into a midsole. Other product highlights include GLX branding on the sock liner and foot-bed along with custom FILA x Mountain Dew branded packaging. The FILA x GLX M-Squad collaboration is available now exclusively at Footlocker & FILA.com.