Universal Partnership & Licensing’s franchise-based business model is driving big returns for the company, both in brand loyalty and revenue.
Viz Media Europe has appointed three new directors.
America Greetings Properties’ Care Bears and Sanrio’s Little Twin Stars have opened a co-branded café in Hiroshima Parco, one of Japan’s largest shopping centers.
Zodiak Kids has sold Marathon Media's production “Lolirock” to territories across Europe, Latin America, Asia and the Middle East, and licensing deals in France.
Pretty Ugly, owner of the Uglydoll brand, has appointed Fields Corporation as the property's licensing agent in Japan.
Tiger Aspect has appointed two new licensing agents in preparation for the 25th anniversary of the Mr. Bean brand and the launch of a new animated series.
Animation series “YooHoo & Friends,” is continuing to increase its brand presence across the globe.
Aardman has signed a number of new deals for its global brand Shaun the Sheep across a host of core categories.
Authentic Brands Group has signed an exclusive agreement with Indian distributor Reliance Brands to bring Juicy Couture to India.
Zodiak Kids has sold Novel Entertainment’s animated children’s TV series “Horrid Henry” to Cartoon Network in Asia Pacific.
Genius Brands International has sold its children's series “Thomas Edison's Secret Lab” and "Warren Buffett's Secret Millionaires Club” to Discovery Kids Asia.
Cartoon Network is bringing its second-screen mobile app, “CN Watch and Play,” to several markets across Asia Pacific.
Sequential Brands Group has launched several initiatives for Ellen Tracy that include expansion into new territories and categories.
The Hershey Company has acquired an 80 percent stake in the Chinese confectionery brand Shanghai Golden Monkey Food Joint Stock Co.
PVH’s Tommy Hilfiger Group is planning a new capsule collection created in collaboration with actress and musician Zooey Deschanel.
Paws, Inc. and its regional licensing agents have signed a series of new deals for Garfield around the world.
Platinum Films has struck a three-season deal for “Matt Hatter Chronicles” with Cartoon Network in Asia.
Viacom International Media Networks Asia is collaborating with SMIT to launch the online edutainment platform My Nick Jr. in China.
Westinghouse Electric Corporation has partnered with Shanghai ICSON to bring Westinghouse-branded small home appliances to mainland China.
Outfit7 has announced a raft of licensing deals for its flagship family brand Talking Tom and Friends.
Lionsgate and online commerce company Alibaba Group have joined forces to launch a subscription TV and movie streaming service for mainland China.
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