Fifteen years after its TV debut on Nickelodeon, SpongeBob SquarePants remains an international pop culture icon with expanded merchandise lines and new collaborations.
Sanrio and Toei Animation Europe are pairing to unite Hello Kitty and the anime series "One Piece" in a joint licensing program for Europe.
Global production and distribution company DQE has launched two YouTube channels as part of its new digital media strategy.
Viz Media Europe has signed on to distribute the Japanese anime series "Kuroko's Basket," which follows two rookie high school basketball players.
Turner Broadcasting has acquired the U.K. pay TV rights for Lupus Films’ animated preschool series “Toot the Tiny Tugboat.”
Corus Entertainment is planning to launch TV Everywhere apps for its kids' channels Treehouse, YTV and Teletoon.
PGS Entertainment has secured 100 percent carriage of pay and free TV markets in continental Europe for the new animated series “Alvinnn!!! and The Chipmunks.”
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment and WWE have signed a multi-year partnership for home video distribution of WWE programming.
Corus Entertainment's Nelvana has entered a development agreement for two new preschool series, “Cozy Island” and “Camp Yeti.”
Genius Brands International has named PBS Distribution as the home entertainment (DVD, CD and digital) partner for its Baby Genius library.
NASCAR fans can purchase the 2014 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship hat like the one Kevin Harvick wore online at the NASCAR.com store.
Brands with Influence added two new licensees for “Woolly and Tig” at Brand Licensing Europe in October.
Dark Hall Mansion has released this year’s officially licensed Peanuts print inspired by “A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving.”
Discovery Communications and Nancy Glass Productions have partnered with Game Pill, to launch the official “Tanked” game app.
GalaBingo.com has teamed up with ITV to feature the British soap opera “Coronation Street” in a series of bingo and slots games.
Asda and the Mrs. Brown’s Boys brand broke a Guinness World Record last week, with the unveiling of the biggest onesie in the world.
Entertainment One’s Peppa Pig is continuing to line up partners around the world as it launches a range of merchandise for Latin America.
Nickelodeon is planning a second season of the CG-animated series “Rabbids Invasion,” based on Ubisoft’s video game franchise.
The Mike Gee U.S. Agency Watch Co. has created a line of wristwatches based on the upcoming TV series “24: Live Another Day.”
Knockout Licensing has tapped perfume house Aidan AryL Enterprises to create a line of personal and home fragrances inspired by “Downton Abbey.”
Apparel company TVMania U.K. is planning a new clothing range for Mattel’s superhero brand Max Steel.
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