With the series' 50th anniversary in full swing, the BBC's iconic sci-fi franchise celebrates five decades as a global phenomenon and brand licensing juggernaut.
Studio 100 Media has sold the re-mastered CGI version of “Maya The Bee” to NRK Super in Norway, where it will debut in 2014.
Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana Enterprises has sold its preschool series “Franklin and Friends” to China’s national broadcaster Chinese Central Television’s children’s channel, CCTV Kids.
Gaumont Animation’s new animated CGI series “Calimero” (104 x 11) has been acquired by German Broadcaster Super RTL in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
DHX Media has begun production on the new 26 x 30, 2D animated comedy series, “Looped,” aimed at kids ages 6 to 12.
FremantleMedia has arrived at MIPCOM in Cannes, France, with more titles in production than ever.
HIT Entertainment has announced sales for more than 120 hours of preschool entertainment content for titles in its portfolio of properties.
Animal Planet’s non-profit initiative, R.O.A.R. (Reach Out. Act. Respond.), has launched its third annual matching campaign, 30 Days to R.O.A.R., to raise funds for seven participating partners.
Planeta Junior Italia has signed with Sicem International for an apparel collection based on the 3D version of the Maya the Bee property.
Sesame Workshop will kick off its new early learning literacy initiative, Every Day is a Reading and Writing Day, with an event at the New York Public Library tomorrow.
Landy International and designer Debra Valencia are partnering to expand the Debra Valencia brand to include home décor collections and women’s personal accessories.
Sony Pictures Television has tapped Rasta Imposta to create a Breaking Bad costume in time for Halloween.
Retailers are looking to exclusive designers, celebrity partnerships or hot properties to bring new, fashionable apparel options to customers and drive sales.
E-retailer Rue La La has collaborated with Benjamin Moore for a series of curated paint palettes.
IMG Licensing has signed on to expand Novamex’s beverage brand Jarritos into new categories.
Back-to-school shopping began earlier than ever this year, according to the National Retail Federation.
d-Rights and Nelvana Enterprises have tapped Rising Star Games for the first-ever Beyblade game or Nintendo 3DS.
Disney hosted a digital parade in London last week to celebrate the launch of Disney Infinity in the U.K.
kaboom! Entertainment will release two new DVD gift sets for “Octonauts” and “My Big Big Friend” at Walmart in Canada.
The National Basketball Association has teamed up with Netshoes to launch the first official NBA online store in Mexico.
Activision has announced plans for an exclusive version of the upcoming game “Skylanders SWAP Force” for the Nintendo 3DS.
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