Fifteen years after its TV debut on Nickelodeon, SpongeBob SquarePants remains an international pop culture icon with expanded merchandise lines and new collaborations.
Konami Digital Entertainment has released a large assortment of new Yu-Gi-Oh! trading card game products for beginners and veterans.
RJM Licensing has signed on to represent professional photographer Lara Jo Regan’s collection, Dogs in Cars.
Ubisoft has launched the new video game "Rabbids Invasion: The Interactive TV Show" today in the U.K.
National children’s club Captain McFinn has released an app that features pro-social learning, allowing preschoolers to communicate with a live character host.
Sony Computer Entertainment America has launched the first dedicated webstore for its game studio Naughty Dog at Shop.NaughtyDog.com.
Corus Entertainment has partnered with mobile technology company Fingerprint to create a mobile entertainment platform for children ages 2 to 7.
Sanrio and Toei Animation Europe are pairing to unite Hello Kitty and the anime series "One Piece" in a joint licensing program for Europe.
Global production and distribution company DQE has launched two YouTube channels as part of its new digital media strategy.
Viz Media Europe has signed on to distribute the Japanese anime series "Kuroko's Basket," which follows two rookie high school basketball players.
Turner Broadcasting has acquired the U.K. pay TV rights for Lupus Films’ animated preschool series “Toot the Tiny Tugboat.”
Haven Licensing is expanding its collaboration with the Australian Football League to create co-branded Sesame Street merchandise for 17 of the league’s teams.
As the fashion industry’s biggest trade event heads into another season, License! Global takes a look at current trends and major merchandising programs in licensed apparel.
The iStoryTime digital book library, powered by Cupcake Digital, will now include titles from Nickelodeon.
Outdoor specialty store Field & Stream will open three new locations in September.
StoryToys has released 3D pop-up activity app based on the Poppy Cat franchise and developed in collaboration with Coolabi and The Kindly Ones Productions.
Coolabi has recently appointed two new licensing agents for its Poppy Cat brand–Firefly Brand Management in the U.S. and El Ocho in Spain.
Trade Mark Collections has joined a growing band of licensees for Redan Alchemy's "The Sooty Show," which is the longest-running kids' TV show in the world.
JELC has signed Gemma International as the newest licensee for the greetings card and gift brand The Wisdom of Kids.
Digital Giving's charity app "T-Shirt Booth" welcomes a new addition–the hit mobile game "Plants vs. Zombies," in a deal brokered by Bulldog Licensing.
Viacom International Media Networks has completed its £450 million acquisition of Channel 5 Broadcasting from Northern & Shell Media Group.
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