From an increased focus on building 360-degree franchises to a host of major executive moves, here's the news that shaped 2015.
The American Red Cross has appointed the Seltzer Licensing Group to manage and expand its current licensing program.
Canada-based Corus Entertainment has appointed Pam Westman to the role of head of Nelvana Enterprises.
FC Bayern Munich has appointed One Entertainment, a Las Vegas-based brand management and licensing agency, to expand the club’s branded merchandising program in North America.
German brand management and media company m4e has appointed RTL Licensing to manage its preschool property “Wissper” in the Benelux region.
The International Licensing Industry Merchandisers’ Association has unveiled the finalists for its annual International Licensing Excellence awards.
Investment firm Lion Capital has acquired a minority interest in Authentic Brands Group from certain of ABG’s existing shareholders.
Licensing Expo has announced the evolution of its Global Partner program, which supports exhibitors that participate in both Licensing Expo and Brand Licensing Europe.
Children’s entertainment company and licensee Spin Master has created a new Australian subsidiary–Spin Master Australia.
Retrobrands USA has appointed RJM Licensing, in partnership with Arabella Enterprises, to help re-launch the aspirin pain reliever brand, Aspergum.
NBCUniversal, a division of Comcast and the world's No. 11 licensor, has acquired DreamWorks Animation (the world's No. 18 licensor) for approximately $3.8 billion.
Global Brands Group has appointed retail veteran Adrienne Lazarus as chief executive officer of the Frye Company in a move to turn the brand into a leading lifestyle label.
In a move to build its digital content platforms, U.S. telecommunications firm Verizon has acquired online media company AOL for approximately $4.4 billion.
Full Colour Black has secured the exclusive worldwide licensing and product rights to 72, previously unavailable Bob Marley images from a 1975 London concert.
Canadian agency Studio Licensing has re-launched, led by industry veteran Robert Miller, after a 16-month hiatus.
Cindy Levitt, senior vice president of merchandise and marketing at retailer Hot Topic was an honoree at the K.I.D.S Fashion Delivers luncheon in NYC Wednesday.
Rockpool Licensing, the worldwide agent for Brambly Hedge, has appointed Asiana Licensing to represent the classic children’s literary property in Korea.
Endemol Shine North America has announced a series of strategic licensing partnerships for its top series including "MasterChef," "MasterChef Junior," "Steve Harvey" and "Kingdom."
Following a successful first season
in the U.K., ITV Studios Global Entertainment has acquired the licensing rights for “Poldark,” the hit historical TV drama.
Lucas Church, chairman of Endemol Shine U.K. and of Endemol Shine Group’s commercial board, will leave the company this fall.
Ubisoft is featuring "Assassin's Creed" and "Tom Clancy's The Division" at Comic-Con International in San Diego, Calif., this week.
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