Weekly E-News, Issue #128, September 20, 2005



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Byrne Named EVP at HIT Entertainment
Peter Byrne was appointed executive vice president, international licensing, merchandising, and home entertainment, HIT Entertainment. Byrne's responsibilities include expanding the existing consumer products and home entertainment businesses, as well as launching new content across all major international territories.

Alliance Broadens VIZ Media's Reach
VIZ Media, LLC, partnered with Copyright Promotions Licensing Group, Ltd., to create VIZ Media B.V. The new venture will drive the long-term growth of VIZ's Japanese manga and animation brands in the European market. In addition, the alliance will generate new business opportunities and revenue streams by coordinating all aspects of brand development through a property's life cycle. VIZ Media and CPLG each will hold a 50 percent share in the company, which officially opens in Amsterdam October 3, 2005. Among the first titles that will be offered by VIZ Media B.V. will be Deko Boko Friends, M


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