With several new content initiatives, Cartoon Network Enterprises is poised to offer a broader portfolio and more opportunitites in licensing and events.
Rodale has partnered with Hearst Fujingaho Co. to launch digital media editions of Men’s Health and Women’s Health in Japan.
Mattel and Babytree have joined forces to co-develop an early childhood learning and development online platform for the Chinese market.
Media-Participations and Magic Rights have partnered with CCTV Kids Channel in China to begin airing the CG animated series “The Magic Roundabout” on the network’s noontime block.
Mattel and the Alibaba Group have inked a new strategic partnership that will aim to “re-shape the way parents in China think about play.”
China agrees to relax its restrictions on the number of foreign films that can be distributed in the most populous country in the world.
The inaugural Licensing Expo Japan will be held in conjunction with IFF MAGIC Japan, April 26-28, at Tokyo Big Sight.
Westinghouse has partnered with Amerex Pvt Limited to create a raft of branded small electric appliances.
Rodale has appointed two agents–Global Icons and Asembl Brands of Australia–to develop brand licensing programs for the Men’s Health brand throughout the Asia Pacific.
Nintendo’s third quarter profit more than doubled year-over-year following the international success of the Pokémon franchise.
King Features has partnered with Food Business Consult Inc. to open the first official Betty Boop-themed diner in Japan.
Ink Global has signed a raft of broadcasting deals for “Masha and the Bear”, giving the show free-to-air coverage in Europe, Asia and North America.
WWE has appointed Jay Li to the role of vice president and general manager for Greater China.
Michael Kors has acquired Michael Kors (HK) Limited, the exclusive licensee of the company in China, for $500 million.
SmileyWorld has joined forces with Bestseller Fashion Group China to launch a new apparel range in Bestseller’s Selected stores in China.
Precious Moments has inked a trio of licensing agreements for back-to-school supplies, calendars and jewelry.
Perry Ellis International has tapped Doctorstick Korea Co. to design, manufacture, market and distribute a range of men’s and women’s sport and casual shoes for the Perry Ellis brand.
Alibaba Pictures Group and Amblin Partners have partnered to co-produce and finance films for global and Chinese audiences.
DHX Media has partnered with a number of companies to air more than 2,400 half-hours of preschool and kids’ content across five VOD services in China.
Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, in conjunction with the Hong Kong Government, has opened the first-ever Marvel-themed ride, titled Iron Man Experience, at Hong Kong Disneyland.
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