With several new content initiatives, Cartoon Network Enterprises is poised to offer a broader portfolio and more opportunitites in licensing and events.
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.
Paws, Inc., licensor of the Garfield property and associated characters, has tapped 19 worldwide licensees to create new Garfield merchandise and campaigns across the globe.
Sanrio has partnered with Züca to launch a new range of Hello Kitty luggage.
Viacom International Media Networks Asia has partnered with Singtel to debut "Viacom Play Plex," a suite of mobile apps, in Singapore.
The Juventus Football Club has appointed IMG to represent its brand across a number of Asian territories, Australia and New Zealand.
London-based Enabling Genius has partnered with digital publisher Wisdom Edition to launch a series of interactive digital books based on the animated preschool literacy series, “Phonics School,” in China.
Popeye Magazine, published by Magazine House in Japan under license from King Features, has released a special issue celebrating the magazine’s 40th anniversary.
Bandai Namco Entertainment Europe will release a new “Dragon Ball” game for the Nintendo 3DS handheld system in Europe, the Middle East and Australasian territories.
Koko Rose Media has tapped three licensing agents–Empire Multimedia, Brand Licensing by Burda and Think Tank Emporium–to represent its newest preschool series “Flora of the Forest.”
Nintendo and Universal Parks & Resorts have joined forces to bring the gaming company’s iconic characters and games to life in a series of new theme park experiences.
Organized by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, the Hong Kong International Licensing Show welcomed more than 21,000 visitors from more than 100 countries, an increase of 4 percent from 2016.
Billboard has appointed IMG as the brand’s licensing representative for product extensions in Asia.
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