A year in review and look ahead at the market Down Under. Editorial is provided by License! Global’s Australian content partner, The Bugg Report.
SEGA Europe is strengthening its presence in Iberia with the appointment of two new licensing agents in the region for Sonic the Hedgehog.
Zumba Fitness is teaming up with Viacom to promote its lifestyle brand in Poland via the TV series “Miłość na Bogata” (“Rich Love”).
Bulls Licensing, worldwide agent for the Moomins heritage brand, has appointed The Agency to represent the property in France and Benelux.
A host of British celebrities took part in Simon and Schuster’s re-launch of the Miffy book brand.
Gaming company King has signed a European licensing deal with apparel specialist Skybrands for its hit app “Candy Crush Saga.”
Debenhams, Matalan, Card Factory and Blue Inc have joined the roster of top retailers participating in BLE Retail Mentoring Programme.
CBeebies has appointed the licensing agency Brands with Influence to represent its new series “Swashbuckle” in the U.K.
ITV Studios Global Entertainment has added new licensing partnerships for Platinum Films’ boys’ property Matt Hatter Chronicles.
Peppa Pig, The Amazing World of Gumball and Room on the Broom were among the winner at the tenth British Animation Awards.
European fast fashion retailer Etam has launched a new line of lounge and sleepwear featuring The Smiley Brand.
m4e has picked up “B-Daman Crossfire” for its TV platform and will also represent the brand for licensing in German-speaking territories.
The WWE and its agent Backstage Licensing are planning a re-launch of the brand in the Italian market, targeted for 2014-2015.
Digital Giving continues to add new characters and charity partnerships to its new app “T-Shirt Booth.”
U.K. publisher DC Thomson has tapped Cake to distribute the fourth season of “Dennis the Menace and Gnasher” internationally.
A wide range of leading third-party broadcasters have picked up Nickelodeon programming in Central and Eastern Europe.
DHX Media has signed a deal with SpiritClips for 173 half-hours of content, along with several other gloabl deals with broadcasters for digital rights to its series.
Entertainment, licensing and merchandising PR agency miPR has launched a new standalone licensing division, miLicensing.
Ubisoft’s Rabbids will make their U.K. television debut when “Rabbids Invasion” begins airing on Nicktoons Feb. 3.
ITV Studios Global Entertainment has appointed Anya Hollis as vice president of agents.
Silvergate Media has partnered with Super RTL for the broadcast and merchandising of its Peter Rabbit brand across German-speaking territories.
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