Multi-channel network Maker Studios is quickly making a name for itself. Now as it further aligns with Disney and has named a dedicated head of licensing, even bigger things are on the horizon.
The product line for Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be revealed in a first-of-its-kind live global toy "unboxing" event that will unfold over 18 hours in 15 cities and 12 countries.
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network has launched O Store, an online retail destination for exclusive OWN and Oprah merchandise alongside lifestyle content.
Abrams Artists Agency has been appointed to represent two YouTube creators–Amy Pham and Danielle Lackey (a.k.a. Panser).
Throwboy has launched pop culture-inspired throw pillows with three YouTube creators–Joey Graceffa, Meghan Camarena (a.k.a. Strawburry17) and Matthew Santoro.
NBCUniversal has agreed to make a $200 million equity investment in the technology-driven global media company BuzzFeed.
Endemol Shine U.K. has acquired a controlling share in the animation company Simon’s Cat.
QVC parent company Liberty Interactive has acquired the e-commerce site Zulily for approximately $2.4 billion.
Less than a year after filing for bankruptcy, teen retailer dELIA*s makes its return this month under the stewardship of Steve Russo, CEO of apparel licensee FAB NY.
NBCUniversal has made a $200 million equity investment in the digital media company Vox Media.
Endemol Shine Group has appointed Georg Ramme as global managing director of its digital video network, Endemol Beyond.
BBC Worldwide has launched an official online shop in Australia and New Zealand.
WildWorks, a developer of online worlds and free-to-play games, has appointed Peeko as the worldwide licensing agent for its Animal Jam brand.
Sesame Workshop will make full episodes of “The Furchester Hotel” available on YouTube.
DHX Media has partnered with China National Television to launch a new streaming service featuring DHX children’s content across multiple platforms nationally in China.
Sony Computer Entertainment America has launched the first dedicated webstore for its game studio Naughty Dog at Shop.NaughtyDog.com.
DreamWorks Animation and Netflix are continuing their exclusive content partnership with the original animated series "The Adventures of Puss in Boots."
FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment has sold more than 68 hours of programming to the SVOD service Amazon Prime Instant Video U.K.
E-commerce retailer Mr. Porter has teamed up with Matthew Vaughn, the director of Kingsman: The Secret Service, to launch a line of suits and men's accessories inspired by the film.
Rosanna Pansino, host of the online baking show "Nerdy Nummies," has partnered with Wilton Enterprises for a series of new YouTube tutorials.
This Thursday, e-commerce company Evine Live will debut a new TV series and exclusive products featuring cookbook author and TV personality Paula Deen.
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