Universal Partnership & Licensing’s franchise-based business model is driving big returns for the company, both in brand loyalty and revenue.
Manchester United has entered a multi-year partnership with IVC to create a line of branded wellness products in China.
Studio 100 International and Buzz Studios have released its first feature film, Maya the Bee: Movie, in select markets.
Psycho Bunny has tapped A Squared Entertainment to extend its men's apparel brand into new categories, new demographics and new territories.
Kate Spade New York and Jack Spade are making their first foray into childrenswear with a new limited edition line of apparel and accessories at GapKids.
Sewing machine company Brother International Malaysia has launched two special anniversary edition Hello Kitty home sewing machines.
China-based Guangdong Alpha Animation and Culture Company, a developer of animation and toys, has created a North American division–Auldey Toys North America.
Licensing consulting company TSG Brands has named Kimberly Awad as vice president of licensing acquisitions.
The New York Times Company announced a new publishing agreement between the International New York Times and Republica to create a combined print edition in Nepal.
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.
Nickelodeon and the Changi Airport Group in Singapore have launched a SpongeBob SquarePants-themed Christmas experience.
The Davi Luxury Brand Group has launched its new Davi skincare line in South Korea under a licensing agreement with LG Household and Health Care.
Aardash continues to add to the roster of regional agents for its publishing and educational brand Purple Turtle.
Nerd Corps Entertainment has struck two new deals that will see its boys’ series “Slugterra” air in Germany and Malaysia.
Li & Fung Limited announced that it is considering spinning off its brands and licensing businesses into a standalone unit.
Universal Studios Japan hosted the grand opening of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter Friday that featured an unveiling of the Hogwarts castle.
The NBA and FIBA have announced plans for this year’s Basketball without Borders global basketball development program.
Cartoon Network has bought the exclusive rights for the newest season of Aardman Animations’ “Shaun the Sheep” series in Southeast Asia.
Medialink has signed two new deals for the Care Bears brand in Taiwan on behalf of brand owner American Greetings Properties.
Discovery Consumer Products has renewed its longstanding direct-to-retail partnership with Toys 'R' Us U.S. and Toys 'R' Us Australia.
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