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.
In its search for the next generation of talent, Disney XD will look no further than fellow Walt Disney Company subsidiary Maker Studios.
Swedish media companies Bulls Press and Happy L-Lord have joined forces to develop a new slate of 3D web services and online solutions for Bulls' brand portfolio.
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.
This fall, Sprout and “Today” will celebrate thoughtful acts by kids across the country with the return of the Kindest Kid Contest.
IMG and Topman have announced a new collaboration between youth brand American Freshman and Jamal Edwards, founder of SB.TV.
Toys 'R' Us has launched a new e-commerce site, ToysRU.pl, in Poland, adding to its growing portfolio of global online stores.
Groupon has launched a campaign to boost donations for Sesame Workshop, the non-profit educational organization behind “Sesame Street.”
National children’s club Captain McFinn has released an app that features pro-social learning, allowing preschoolers to communicate with a live character host.
Nickelodeon U.K. has launched the first episode of a new online adventure game series, called "SpongeBob QuestPants."
Publisher Meredith signed a multi-year renewal of its licensing relationship with FTD Companies for the Better Homes and Gardens-branded floral program.
Dentsu Entertainment USA and TV Tokyo have partnered with Hasbro to bring the Japanese multi-media franchise Yo-Kai Watch to new markets.
Media company Meredith will launch its new line of Allrecipes cookware, bakeware and kitchen gadgets at the International Home and Housewares show.
Popular YouTube personality, fashion designer and influencer Bethany Mota will deliver The Big Interview keynote address at Licensing Expo, June 9.
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