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Nickelodeon Networks Australia and New Zealand has appointed Ben Cox as vice president and general manager.
JAM Media has partnered with ABC Kids in Australia to air its brand-new preschool series “Becca’s Bunch.”
Sesame Workshop, the non-profit organization behind “Sesame Street,” has named Headstart International as its new regional toy licensee for Australia and New Zealand.
Paws Inc. has tapped Global Licensing NZ to represent Garfield and associated characters for licensing throughout Australia and New Zealand, beginning Jan. 1, 2017.
Entertainment One has revealed plans for the first theatrical release of “Peppa Pig” content in the U.K. and Australia.
Haven Licensing has partnered with Australian label BlackMilk to create a range of apparel featuring the artwork of New York street artist Buff Monster.
Boat Rocker Brands, the global marketing and merchandising arm of Boat Rocker Media, has tapped a number of licensees to expand “The Next Step” TV series globally.
In celebration of the 100-year anniversary of May Gibbs’ Gumnut Babies, licensing agency Merchantwise has tapped Kip & Co for its capsule collection for kids and babies.
The Sharpe Company and Takkoda have tapped the Wish Factory to create a range of merchandise inspired by Takkoda’s pet art collection Pets Rock.
Microsoft has appointed Beanstalk to represent its video game console brand Xbox in the U.K., Europe, Australia and New Zealand.
The Joester Loria Group has partnered with Australian specialty retailer Peter Alexander for a range of Kellogg’s sleep and loungewear.
NBCUniversal Brand Develop and Illumination Entertainment have partnered with street artist Buff Monster and surfwear company Rusty to create a capsule collection inspired by the Despicable Me and Minions franchises.
WildWorks, a developer of online worlds and free-to-play games, has tapped 12 licensing partners in North America for its web-based game and kids’ social network, “Animal Jam.”
Level-5 has partnered with NHN PlayArt to release the mobile game “Yo-Kai Watch Wibble Wobble” for Android and iOS devices.
Born Licensing has tapped Subaru Australia to star G.I. Joe in an advertising campaign for the new Subaru Levorg.
Haven Licensing has signed on to represent the lifestyle and consumer products brand Line Friends for merchandise and promotions in Australia and New Zealand.
Blizzard Entertainment has teamed with Scholastic to create a new book series for kids based on the “World of Warcraft” video game franchise.
BBC Worldwide Australia and New Zealand has secured three new licensees to create merchandise inspired by its preschool series “Hey Duggee.”
Designer Robin Zingone and licensee Robert Kaufman Fabrics have teamed to place the Mums Moderne textile collection in Spotlight stores throughout Australia and online.
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