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.
"LingoZING!," an app that uses digital comics to teach foreign languages, has signed a deal with IMPS to feature The Smurfs brand when it launches later this year.
Televisa has picked up a new package of 496 hours of Nickelodeon content from Viacom International Media Networks for its networks in Mexico.
Warner Bros. Consumer Products and DC Entertainment are planning to set a world record for the largest gathering of people dressed as DC Comics Super Heroes.
Scripps Networks Interactive is launching culinary and lifestyle channel Food Network on DirecTV across various countries in Latin America.
4K Media has inked a deal with Star Cutouts for standees and face masks featuring Yu-Gi-Oh! monsters.
Perry Ellis International has tapped DreamKyds to create a range of men's and boy's apparel and accessories under the Grand Slam golf brand.
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.
Viacom has appointed Maria Iregui as brand manager and senior vice president of programming and production for MTV Latin America.
PGS Entertainment has made a number of new sales for its kids’ superhero series “Ladybug” (26 x 26).
PGS Entertainment has made a raft of global sales for France Television’s “Super 4,” the new animated series inspired by the Playmobil toy brand.
Zodiak Kids has sold Marathon Media's production “Lolirock” to territories across Europe, Latin America, Asia and the Middle East, and licensing deals in France.
Imira Entertainment has signed a deal with manufacturer TP Vision to launch its kids' content platform "iMIRAPLAY" on Philips Smart TV.
Brazilian Customs authorities, working in tandem with licensor Entertainment One, seized an estimated 1 million counterfeit Peppa Pig toys at ports across the country Monday.
Subscription e-commerce site JustFab has launched a new women’s shoe and handbag collection from Latin superstar Paulina Rubio.
Newsweek has partnered with Empirical Media to pursue foreign license agreements for Newsweek and Newsweek.com around the world.
Fashion and brand licensing veteran Terry Hauss, chief executive officer of apparel firm Von Dutch, passed away on July 17.
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