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.
Viacom International Media Networks has promoted Claire O’Conner to the role of vice president, consumer products and retail marketing, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, effective immediately.
Billboard magazine has partnered with Filipino retailer Oxygen, a subsidiary of Golden ABC, to expand its brand into the fashion and lifestyle categories for the first time with a new apparel range in the country.
Microsoft and Mojang have partnered with NetEase to launch “Minecraft” in China.
UBM and the International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association are partnering to bring a licensing and brand extension networking and education event to Tokyo, Japan, in 2017.
Swiss cartoon brand “Jaune & Vert” has partnered with Gingercrush, an online merchandising portal, to launch a range of branded merchandise.
Billboard has partnered with China-based Vision Media to launch the brand in in the region.
The National Basketball Association has entered a new, multi-year marketing partnership with ExxonMobil in the U.S. and China.
The Walt Disney Company and Shanghai Shendi Group will expand Shanghai Disneyland with its seventh themed land, which will be based on the Toy Story franchise.
Kangdexin Composite Material Group has partnered with Royal Philips for glasses-free 3D display technology for China, including Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan.
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