Fifteen years after its TV debut on Nickelodeon, SpongeBob SquarePants remains an international pop culture icon with expanded merchandise lines and new collaborations.
Konami Digital Entertainment has released a large assortment of new Yu-Gi-Oh! trading card game products for beginners and veterans.
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.
Space Enterprises has appointed Kaynak Licensing Co. as the licensing agent for “The Hive” in Turkey and Middle East.
The Portuguese version of Rainbow’s Winx Club magazine is celebrating its 100th issue this month with Winx cruise giveaway.
Fox International’s BabyTV channel has launched its first dedicated collection of children’s apparel in a DTR deal with Latin American retailer La Polar.
Comune di Milano, Rai Fiction and Team Entertainment are planning an exhibition featuring Calimero in Milan, Italy, beginning this Friday.
Animal Planet has teamed up with Perfetti Van Melle to raise funds to save the black rhino with products featuring Chupa Chups and Mentos.
One of the world’s most watched daytime dramas is making the leap from the small screen to the printed page in a new book deal.
L'Oreal USA has teamed up with the Internet TV service Roku to launch a new app called “OnBeauty” for connected TV devices.
Zodiak Kids has signed a deal with LeapFrog Enterprises to bring episodes of “Tickety Toc” to LeapFrog’s platforms.
JB Perrette has been named as the next president of Discovery Networks International following the resignation of Mark Hollinger.
BBC Worldwide is taking a page out of Doctor Who’s book and regenerating the classic TV character in a new comic book series.
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