A year in review and look ahead at the market Down Under. Editorial is provided by License! Global’s Australian content partner, The Bugg Report.
Universal Studios Japan hosted the grand opening of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Friday that featured an unveiling of the Hogwarts castle.
Outfit7, the company behind Talking Tom and Friends, has appointed a raft of new licensing agents to expand its reach globally.
As part of its annual investor meeting, Gap, Inc. unveiled plans for major expansion in Asia.
Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products and 3DBA are helping to cool down a resort in Jakarta, Indonesia, with an Ice Age-themed attraction.
AG Properties has renewed its partnerships with 14 licensing agents worldwide for its five signature brands.
Studio 100 International has tapped Empire Licensing to represent May the Bee in South East Asia.
Viacom International Media Networks Asia is planning the first Nickelodeon-branded attraction in Asia.
Tempur Sealy International has bought back its Sealy brand rights in Japan from its former licensee in the region.
Bubuzz has launched a new line of collectible figures featuring football stars from teams including FCBarcelona, Man U and Chelsea.
DreamWorks Classics has secured a range of new sales across Europe, The Middle East and Asia for the children’s series, “The Owl & Co.”
Imira Entertainment has inked a host of international broadcast deals for its top series.
Global Pursuit will represent Pukeko Pictures’ preschool series “The WotWots” in Asia.
Guillaume Soutter, co-founder of PGS Entertainment, has created a new company in Hong Kong.
For the sixth consecutive year LIMA will sponsor Brand Licensing Hall, the largest licensing event in 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.
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