Gaming companies have firmly established themselves as a new hot bed for viable IP, but the long-term success of those brands will require differentiations and new initiatives.
National children’s club Captain McFinn has released an app that features pro-social learning, allowing preschoolers to communicate with a live character host.
Corus Entertainment has partnered with mobile technology company Fingerprint to create a mobile entertainment platform for children ages 2 to 7.
Corus Entertainment is planning to launch TV Everywhere apps for its kids' channels Treehouse, YTV and Teletoon.
Genius Brands International has named PBS Distribution as the home entertainment (DVD, CD and digital) partner for its Baby Genius library.
Cupcake Digital and Peanuts Worldwide have released “Snoopy’s All-Star Football,” the first app in a new collaboration between the two companies.
The Caribu reading app has inked a deal with HIT Entertainment to bring Thomas & Friends, Angelina Ballerina and Mike the Knight to its bookshop.
Sony Pictures Consumer Products, in collaboration with Budge Studios and Lafig, has released the first Smurfs food mobile app–"The Smurfs Bakery."
Outfit7 Limited is bringing its Talking Tom and Friends brand to "Toyze," the first app store for 3D-printed, customizable game characters.
Cupcake Digital has acquired fellow app developer Little Bit Studio, creators of the “Bugs and Buttons” app series.
Cartamundi has announced the debut of three new Shuffle games: Disney's Frozen, Pixar Cars and a Monopoly Deal Disney Edition.
PopCap Games, a division of Electronic Arts, has appointed Tycoon Enterprises to handle licensing for the app property “Plants vs. Zombies.”
GalaBingo.com has teamed up with ITV to feature the British soap opera “Coronation Street” in a series of bingo and slots games.
HarperCollins has released a new app designed to accompany the recently released film The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.
Digital Giving’s charity app “T-Shirt Booth” has added its 20th licensed character–DC Thomson’s Oor Wullie.
Mind Candy has released the “Moshi Monsters Village?” app globally, following the game’s debut in the U.K. late last year.
Bandai and Sync Beatz Entertainment are planning a new app, “Tamagotchi L.i.f.e. Angel.”
Outfit7 has teamed up with TV production company BRB Internacional to produce a TV series based on the Talking Tom and Friends app series.
Kick scooter brand Razor has introduced the first game to come from its licensing agreement with Scarab Entertainment, the “Razor Trickshare” app.
Rovio Entertainment has tapped Imagine Exhibitions and Jack Rouse Associates to create a new Angry Birds-themed science exhibit.
Cupcake Digital and DreamWorks Animation have released a new story app based on the TV series “Dragons: Defenders of Berk.”
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