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.
China’s Shenzhen TV has commissioned IPCN to produce a local version of the reality show “Shark Tank.”
Rovio Animation has partnered with 1905 Pictures to release The Angry Birds Movie in Chinese theaters.
LMCA has formed LMCA OASIS Lifestyle Asia to assist entertainment and lifestyle brands develop products and distribution strategies in China and ASEAN countries.
LMCA has promoted Jane Ma to the position of brand licensing manager.
Animation production company Xilam has appointed Dream Theatre to represent its flagship global children’s brand, “Oggy and the Cockroaches,” for licensing in India.
Latina superstar Thalía Sodi has appointed Authentic Brands Group to manage her brand across the U.S., Latin America and Southeast Asia.
“ChuChu TV,” one of Asia-Pacific’s most watched YouTube channels from India, has appointed Dream Theatre to launch its global consumer products business.
Twentieth Century Fox Location Based Entertainment, in partnership with Lightstorm Entertainment and GES, has opened the touring attraction “Avatar: Discover Pandora” in Taipei, Taiwan.
Playboy Enterprises, in conjunction with Merchants Hospitality and Cachet Hospitality Group, has unveiled plans to re-open a Playboy Club in New York City.
FremantleMedia International has secured multiple new deals with key SVOD platforms throughout Asia.
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