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.
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.
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.
Amazon has unveiled a new tablet built from the ground up for kids–the Fire HD Kids Edition.
Mind Candy has signed Giochi Preziosi Group as the European toy partner for its new game brand “World of Warriors.”
Fisher-Price has partnered with global pop icon Shakira to develop a line of baby products and a web series designed to stimulate early childhood development.
Cupcake Digital has acquired fellow app developer Little Bit Studio, creators of the “Bugs and Buttons” app series.
Big Tent Entertainment has joined forces with Brain Power Studio to launch the YouTube property Something Fuzzy, which features animal-themed comedic content.
The Coop has released a new line of pet gear featuring Cartoon Network's animated series "Adventure Time."
Google has acquired the kids' app maker Launchpad Toys in a move to expand its children's offerings.
U.S. video-on-demand online kids' service Kabillion has picked up two series from French producer and distributor Cyber Group Studios.
Disney made a number of announcements at its annual shareholders meeting Thursday, including news of upcoming film releases and its plans for Maker Studios.
Hoho Entertainment has joined forces with the new U.K. digital platform TotallyTween to create “Mimi & Bibi,” an original 26 x 2 animated show for 8- to 10-year-olds.
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