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“Yo-Kai Watch,” the animated series from Dentsu, will make its debut across South and Southeast Asia on action and Anime station Toonami later this month.
MTV International, which spans 160-plus countries/territories and 32 languages, is taking steps to reinvigorate its brand.
Lawless Entertainment has signed a production deal with Mondo TV to co-produce and distribute a new 2D HD-animated series based on Adventures in Duckport.
Viacom International Media Networks announced two major international production deals for Spike TV’s “Lip Sync Battle,” following its international launch at MIPTV 2015.
Dentsu Entertainment USA entered into an agreement with Disney XD in the U.S. to broadcast 26 half-hour episodes of the Japanese animated show “Yo-Kai Watch.”
A team of movie industry executives led by former licensing vet Al Ovadia has opened a new studio, LABS (Los Angeles-Beijing Studios).
Consumer goods company Li & Fung Trading announced a partnership with two of China’s largest retail groups: Shanghai Bailian Group and Beijing Wangfujing Department Store.
Sanrio and EVA Air have collaborated on a Shining Star jet decorated with the images of Hello Kitty and friends.
Hong Kong-based company Animoca Brands is kicking off festivities for Garfield’s 37th birthday with the launch of two new official game apps.
Beer brand Corona will bring more than 150 unique experiences in more than 20 markets with its Corona SunSets festival, produced in partnership with SFX.
After conquering much of Asia, the TurnOut Ventures (a subsidiary of Turner) bunny character Tuzki is heading to Japan with a new licensing agent.
Viacom has licensed some of its Nickelodeon shows to third-party stations across Europe this summer.
FremantleMedia Kids & Family Entertainment announced the appointment of three new senior roles under executive vice president and general manager of FMKFE Rick Glankler.
Knockout Licensing has added three new partners for Boo: The World’s Cutest Dog in Japan and Europe.
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.
Rovio has partnered with the digital entertainment business division of Alibaba Group to introduce the TV series “Angry Birds Stella” to fans through “Chinese Idols.”
Henry Becket, the creator of the TV series "Olly the Little White Van," has announced a series of new broadcast deals for the show.
Williamson-Dickie has tapped ID Overseas Private to produce and distribute licensed Dickies products in India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.
Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products has appointed Merchantwise as its new licensing agent in Australia and New Zealand.
The Walt Disney Company Japan will put on a D23 Expo in Japan this year, created by D23: The Official Disney Fan Club.
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