With a strong portfolio of preschool properties, the iconic MTV brand and various new initiatives, VIMN is energized and poised for growth throughout Asia, EMEA and beyond.
National Geographic has appointed Rosa Zeegers to serve as executive vice president of consumer products and experiences.
Marvel Entertainment has partnered with game developer and publisher Telltale Games to create an interactive episodic game series based on Guardians of the Galaxy.
Knockout Licensing has signed the first licensing partners–Taste Beauty and Goffa International–for the Rita’s Italian Ice brand.
The Branded Entertainment Network has sold its Splash News business to SilverHub Media U.K.
SEGA and Build-A-Bear Workshop have entered into a new license agreement, allowing the retailer to feature Sonic the Hedgehog.
Transport for London has tapped Fender to create a limited edition guitar featuring the Night Tube map.
Franco Manufacturing, under license from Level-5 abby, has released its “Yo-Kai Watch”-themed bedding at Walmart.
Walker Books has partnered with Aurora World to develop a plush bear inspired by the picture book We’re Going on a Bear Hunt.
Sanrio has partnered with Israel-based company 3DShook to create a fine jewelry line featuring Hello Kitty and My Melody.
Hasbro and Kabam have joined forces for a new mobile game inspired by the “Transformers” franchise, titled “Transformers: Forged to Fight.”
Character World has appointed Tony Lewis to the role of U.K. sales director.
Paws Inc. has tapped International Pet Group to create and distribute a range of pet products inspired by Garfield.
Sprout, NBCUniversal’s 24-hour preschool network, will premiere Sesame Workshop and CBeebies’ co-production “The Furchester Hotel.”
Candyrific has expanded its M&M’s, Avengers, Disney Princess, “Dinotrux” and Trolls lines with new Valentine’s Day products.
Licensing Expo has announced a new partner to provide housing for show attendees and exhibitors.
License! Global taps Maxine Lister of The Natural History Museum to discuss the Museum's current and new licensing initiatives.
Viacom International Media Networks has partnered with Dr. Martens on a capsule collection of footwear, apparel and accessories for adults inspired by the MTV animated comedy “Beavis and Butt-Head.”
Paws, Inc. and the Center for Cyber Safety and Education have joined forces to develop a series of materials featuring Garfield to teach children how to protect themselves online.
Authentic Brands Group has promoted John Erlandson to the position of chief revenue officer, a newly formed position within the company.
Disney Consumer Products and Interactive Media has tapped Hasbro to create a new Simon game featuring Star Wars.
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