British television series expands its presence in the U.S. with calendars and gift products.
ITV Studios Global Entertainment has partnered with two new U.S.-based licensees for merchandised based on the historical drama series “Poldark.”
Knockout Licensing, ITV Studios’ licensing agency for “Poldark” in the U.S., brokered the deals.
First, Rizzoli International Publications will produce wall calendars for 2017 and 2018 featuring imagery from the television series.
Meanwhile, PBS Distribution (shopPBS) has been granted a license to make and sell a range of branded gift items including t-shirts, sweatshirts, tote bags, aprons, stoneware, etched glassware and keychains, which will be available via shopPBS.org, the PBS Home Video mail catalogue and social media channels.
“The kind of viewer drawn to ‘Poldark’s’ historical drama, with its compelling storylines and wonderful cast, is a viewer that we feel both deserves and will appreciate the thought and attention to detail evident in these great Poldark products from shopPBS and Rizzoli,” says Carole Postal, president, Knockout Licensing.