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.
Hasbro has teamed with crowdfunding website Indiegogo to find a new face-to-face party game that it will cultivate and bring to market.
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.
Viacom has agreed to bring 22 of its networks to Sony's forthcoming cloud-based TV service.
Anderson Entertainment has seen a great response to its Kickstarter campaign to raise money for a new puppet series from "Thunderbirds" creator Gerry Anderson.
KidQuest, the app that provides interactive children’s crafts, experiments and activities, has announced partnerships with four leading children’s brands.
AwesomenessTV has reinvented classic cartoon character Richie Rich for TV.
Netflix and American Greetings Properties are collaborating on an original kids' series starring the Care Bears.
So Much Drama Studios is continuing last year’s celebration of the 10th anniversary of Mean Girls with a social/mobile game inspired by the film.
Here’s a breakdown of 15 trends to watch this year–five licensors, five categories and five properties.
The global mobile texting platform "Line" has entered a long-term global partnership with the United Nations Children's Fund to raise funds for the charity.
Verizon will add more than 200 hours of original content produced by DreamWorks' YouTube network AwesomenessTV to its U.S. online content service every year.
Warner Bros. has transferred ownership of four of its e-commerce sites to the third-party company Bolder Road.
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