In June 2013, global brand extension agency Beanstalk launched Tinderbox, its digital division to help brand licensing extend into new media.
Vu Bui, chief operating officer at Mojang, the company behind the video game “Minecraft,” will give a keynote address at BLE next week in London.
Viz Media has acquired TV, DVD/Bluray, video-on-demand and merchandising rights to the TV series “Terraformars” for Europe.
The Toy Industry Association will induct two new members into the Toy Industry Hall of Fame.
Bluefin Distribution, a U.S. distributor for Japanese toys and collectibles, has appointed John Parker as its new president.
As BLE gears up for the biggest event in its 16-year history, the show has unveiled a full roster of educational sessions, celebrity appearances and brand showcases.
Rainbow has appointed Earthbound to represent both Winx Club and Mia and Me throughout the U.S. for licensing in a move to grow its brands in America.
Greeting card brand Hallmark has tapped P&L Global Network will develop a new licensing program for its brand in Latin America.
Brands with Influence has signed on to manage the brand licensing of BBC Worldwide's tween/teen show "The Next Step."
DC Thomson Consumer Products will be presenting its portfolio of iconic brands and a range of third-party properties at Brand Licensing Europe next week.
The University of Georgia has tapped Fermata Partners as its worldwide licensing agency, in a new five-year deal.
The National Retail Federation will honor Costco co-founder and board member Jim Sinegal with the Gold Medal Award at its annual conference next week.
Penguin Random House U.K. is creating one, combined children's division, following the two publishers’ merger in late 2012.
Silvergate Media has partnered with Super RTL for the broadcast and merchandising of its Peter Rabbit brand across German-speaking territories.
Turner Broadcasting has appointed former Mattel executive Johanne Broadfield to the role of vice president, Cartoon Network Enterprises, EMEA.
Viacom has formed a program acquisitions group to coordinate the company's activity across its portfolio of domestic media networks.
Mike Young, CEO, and Liz Young, president, of the U.S.-based Moonscoop, have regained 100 percent ownership of the company.
Ben Richardson has been promoted to senior vice president and general manager of Viacom International Media Networks Australia and New Zealand.
C3 Entertainment has been named as the exclusive worldwide representative of chef Jason Santos for licensing and merchandising.
Dream Theatre has partnered with adidas to build the licensing presence of Real Madrid in India.
Tomy International is previewing its 2014 lineup for Chuggington, Sonic the Hedgehog, Pokemon and John Deere.
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