With the series' 50th anniversary in full swing, the BBC's iconic sci-fi franchise celebrates five decades as a global phenomenon and brand licensing juggernaut.
ITV Studios Global Entertainment has named Vivid as the master toy partner in Europe, Australia and New Zealand for “Thunderbirds are Go!.”
Saban Brands has appointed Jack Sorensen as president of The Playforge, the company’s mobile social games division.
Early Bird Licensing has signed on to represent the soccer brand Paris Saint Germain in the Nordic market.
SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment has partnered with country artist Lauren Alaina for the theme song for its newest attraction.
Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons, co-founders of KISS, opened the third location of their restaurant chain Rock & Brews in Torrance, Calif.
Haven Licensing has launched the first-ever model search in Australia for Saban Brands’ Paul Frank.
Indian preschool brand Purple Turtle has appointed The Licensing Group as its agent in North America.
Flying Bark Productions has appointed Raphaela Faetkenheuer as marketing manager.
BBC Worldwide opened the first-ever Doctor Who pop-up shop in Sydney, Australia, Thursday.
Nelvana Enterprises has teamed up with Webber Naturals for a new line of children’s vitamins featuring characters from Treehouse.
The Joester Loria Group is ready to introduce the hit comedy brand and YouTube sensation Smosh to the licensing industry.
ITV Studios Global Entertainment has promoted Natalie Harvey to head of European retail, promotions and digital.
Discovery Enterprises International has unveiled an exclusive e-commerce platform for its TV channel DMAX in Germany.
FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment and Nerd Corps Entertainment have released a sneak peek at their new preschool series.
Sanrio has made two new executive appointments: Tori Cook as VP of retail and business development and Bobby Saygan as art director for hardlines.
Extreme Sports Company has partnered with Vimto Soft Drinks for beverages under its Extreme lifestyle brand.
Coolabi has appointed SMC Entertainment Group as the exclusive licensing agent in North America for “Poppy Cat.”
DreamWorks Animation has tapped Swadesh Essfil to create a variety of merchandise across its top properties in India.
VIZ Media has launched the first issue in an original graphic novel series featuring Pretty Ugly’s Uglydoll brand.
Nickelodeon has teamed up with partners in Italy, Spain and France for live events and character appearances this summer.
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