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National Amusements, which has a controlling stake in both the CBS Corporation and Viacom, has requested that both companies’ board of directors explore the idea of a potential merger.
Austria-based Stadlbauer Marketing & Vertrieb has appointed Roger Balser to serve as its new managing director of sales.
White Ball has appointed Brand4rent to serve as the licensing agent for its new animated series “The Cosmi Academy.”
American Greetings Entertainment has appointed IMG to represent the Care Bears for licensing in Japan and South Korea.
Cabot Creamery Cooperative has appointed The Joester Loria Group to serve as its exclusive licensing agent in North America.
Latina superstar Thalía Sodi has appointed Authentic Brands Group to manage her brand across the U.S., Latin America and Southeast Asia.
Viz Media has tapped licensing and brand management firm Evolution USA to serve as its new licensing agent in North America.
Viacom International Media Networks has appointed Sarah Muller to serve as head of children’s at Channel 5.
Authentic Brands Group has signed on to strategically partner with retired basketball star Julius “Dr. J” Erving.
Twentieth Century Fox Film has appointed Beth Goss to the newly created position of chief brand officer for the studio.
NBCUniversal International Formats has sold its hit unscripted format "Top Chef" to Discovery Italia’s free-to-air channel Deejay.
Corus Entertainment and Bento Box Entertainment are teaming for the creation of a Canadian animation company aimed at creating content for the coveted 18- to 34-year-old demographic.
Bulldog Licensing appointed Sophie Yates as its new licensing coordinator.
Elias Hofman is stepping down from his position as president of Exim Group, the company that he helped to found.
DHX Brands has appointed Haven as the licensing agent in Australia for its preschool series "Twirlywoos."
Saban Brands has appointed Planeta Junior as the licensing agent for "Power Rangers" in territories including Spain, Italy and Greece.
Next week Smiley will make its first appearance at the Munich Licensing Market to showcase its growth in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
Sales of smart toys will reach $2.8 billion in hardware and app content revenues this year, according to new data from Juniper Research.
More retailers attended this year’s Brand Licensing Europe than ever before, with a 19 percent increase over last year.
The British Museum has appointed specialist brand agency TSBA Group to build a global licensing campaign based on its collection of more than 8 million objects.
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