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.
Mexican free-to-air broadcaster Televisa has snagged the rights to HIT Entertainment's re-imagined "Bob the Builder" series.
Asian media company CJ E&M has sold its new animated preschool series "Super Wings" to new broadcasters in the Americas.
Licensing Expo 2015 will add new international pavilions and see increased representation from countries including Mexico, India, China, Japan and the U.K.
Perry Ellis International has expanded its agreement with Lyn De Mexico to include men’s and boy's loungewear under the Original Penguin by Munsingwear brand in Mexico.
Spanish design brand Dream Big has signed three new in Europe and Mexico.
Dentsu Entertainment USA and TV Tokyo have partnered with Hasbro to bring the Japanese multi-media franchise Yo-Kai Watch to new markets.
Netflix has launched in Cuba and announced plans to bring its Internet video service to Japan this fall, as it moves to complete a global rollout by the end of 2016.
Entertainment One has signed a new deal with the Brazilian mall company BRMalls for a host of Peppa Pig events across the country.
PGS Entertainment has closed a number of pre-sales for season three of Method Animation’s animated series "The Little Prince" (78x26).
Paws, Inc. has signed a range of new apparel licensees in the U.S., Brazil, Australia, Canada, the Middle East and France for Garfield.
Turner Broadcasting System International has acquired the second season of Endemol’s “Mr. Bean” animated TV series.
Calvin Klein, a subsidiary of PVH Corp., has tapped American Designer Fashion, to distribute and operate retail stores for several of its brands.
Brazilian preschool brand Galinha Pintadinha established itself as a permanent presence in the Hispanic market last month at Licensing Expo.
Little Airplane Productions has made a trio of broadcast sales for its Small Potatoes franchise.
Luxury hotel chain Karisma Hotels & Resorts, in partnership with Viacom International Media Networks, will bring Nickelodeon-branded experiences to its line of Azul Hotels.
FremantleMedia International has sold more than 200 hours of programming across numerous genres in Latin America.
Studio 100 International has appointed two new licensing agents for its Maya the Bee brand in Latin America.
Nickelodeon has made a slew of sales to free-to-air broadcasters in Latin America.
Italian fashion brand and retailer Pynkiss Milano is planning a home décor line as well as a range of Abayas featuring Hello Kitty.
Konami Digital Entertainment has secured the individual licenses of 21 Brazilian club teams for its upcoming video game "Pro Evolution Soccer 2015."
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