2014 was year of big successes (Frozen), milestones (Hello Kitty’s 40th) and industry-changing innovations (3D printing). Here’s a recap of the news that shaped the year.
Five iconic British institutions will be exhibiting at Licensing Expo this year for the first time including The Royal Ballet and the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust.
ITV has given a sneak peek at some of the re-imagined characters in its upcoming series "Thunderbirds Are Go," based on the classic Gerry Anderson brand.
Santoro has signed a host of new licensees and launched several new lines for its art brand Gorjuss in Europe.
Publisher Pedigree is entering the education sector with a new range of titles featuring content from educational publisher Letts.
German manufacturer Rodenstock has signed on to create eyewear for German fashion designer Jil Sander.
Maya Studio has appointed the IP management company Consumer Product Connection to develop a licensing program for its brands in Europe and the East.
Turner Classic Movies has partnered with Euro Ceramica to launch a tabletop collection inspired by the film An American in Paris.
Seven Canada has launched the first product for its character brand Baby Animals–a toy line from Cefa Toys, a division of KD Group.
The Bologna Licensing Trade Fair will return for its eighth edition March 30 to April 1, running parallel to the Bologna Children's Book Fair.
In partnership with a number of global producers including DHX Media and FremantleMedia, Netflix is adding five new animated and live-action kids' series.
m4e has tapped Dutch brand licensing agency License Connection to represent its girls brand Mia and me in Benelux.
Gaming company King has signed a European licensing deal with apparel specialist Skybrands for its hit app “Candy Crush Saga.”
DHX Media has signed a raft of licensing deals for the whimsical TV series “The Adventures of Abney and Teal” in the U.K.
Nuture Rights has tapped Immediate Media to create an interactive app based on the classic picture book Dinosaur Roar!.
Corus Entertainment's Nelvana has sold more than 345 half-hours of content to subscription video-on-demand partners in France and the U.K.
In addition to celebrating Hello Kitty’s 40th anniversary, Team! Licensing has added a number of new partners for the Sanrio brand in G/A/S.
DC Thomson Consumer Products division has outlined growth plans in the publishing category.
More than 11,000 TV executives gathered in Cannes, France, this week for the MIPTV market, and L!G was there, covering what’s new and hot in TV.
Copyright Promotions Licensing Group, a DHX Media company, has appointed Stephen Gould as its new U.K. managing director.
Activision Publishing has revealed the newest installment to the Skylanders gaming franchise.
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