Weekly E-News, Issue #172, August 1, 2006

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Using Your Headset
Verizon and GN Netcom inked a licensing agreement to introduce a series of Verizon-branded headsets for use with broadband services and applications, including online gaming and IP telephony. The headsets complement the retail sale of Verizon broadband products and services and leverage the capabilities of Verizon's networks, including high-speed DSL and the company's new, advanced fiber-optic network. GN Netcom will produce, ship, and provide technical and customer support for the broadband headsets. Licensing agency Brandgenuity LLC facilitated the deal.

Warner Bros. On a Roll
DC Comics, Warner Home Video (WHV), and Warner Bros. Animation (WBA) have begun production on DC Universe, a series of original, animated PG-13 movies. WHV will serve as the exclusive worldwide home entertainment distributor for all DC Universe movies, which will include a slate of two to three films per year. The first three films' Justice League: New Frontier, Superman: Doomsday, and Teen Titans: The Judas Contract' will be released in late 2007/early 2008.
In other news, Warner Bros. Consumer Products announced a multi-year licensing agreement that names NECA, Inc., the master toy, gift, and specialty product licensee for the Harry Potter series throughout North America, Latin America, and Asia Pacific. New product is set to roll out in conjunction with Warner Bros. Pictures' latest Harry installment, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, scheduled to hit theaters in July 2007. NECA will develop a range of products including collectible action figures, plush, mugs, and wall d


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