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BOOKWIRE IN PARTNERSHIP WITH BANIJAY KIDS & FAMILY

Bookwire GmbH and Banijay Kids & Family have partnered to produce and distribute audiobook content based on a selection of the latter’s intellectual properties. Working closely with the Banijay Kids & Family team, Bookwire’s Paris office will produce...

PORTAVENTURA AND SONY ANNOUNCE A NEW ROLLER COASTER

PortAventura World and Sony Pictures Entertainment announce world’s first ‘Uncharted’ Dark Ride Roller Coaster. PortAventura World and Sony Pictures Entertainment announced Uncharted Dark Ride Roller Coaster, the world’s first dark ride roller coaster based on the box...

DR. MARTENS TEAMS UP WITH THE MET

Dr. Martens and The Met collab for a collection inspired by Katsushika Hokusai’s ’36 Views of Mount Fuji’ series. Two icons are coming together as Dr. Martens and The Met have partnered together for a collaborative collection truly out of this world. Celebrating...

BOLOGNA LICENSING AWARDS ARE BACK WITH NEW FEATURES!

From 6 to 9 March 2023 Bologna Licensing Trade Fair/Kids is back and will be hosting top international brands and properties for preschoolers, kids, teens, and young adults. Open to all licensing business players, the Bologna Licensing Awards are the only achievement...

FINALIST PROJECTS ANNOUNCED FOR THE ATF IP ACCELERATOR

The Asia TV Forum and Market (ATF) announced the finalist projects for its inaugural IP Accelerator. IP Accelerator is a new project of the Asia TV Forum and Market sponsored by and organised in partnership with 108 Media and the Southeast Asia Audio Visual...

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WILDBRAIN EXPANDS TEAM IN APAC

WILDBRAIN EXPANDS TEAM IN APAC

WildBrain expands team in APAC with the appointments of Jason Soh and Max Tang and with new content deals. WildBrain has expanded its content distribution team in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region, appointing Jason Soh as Global Sales & Channels Director, APAC, and...

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THE INSIGHTS FAMILY TOGETHER WITH CLIVE MAUDSLEY

THE INSIGHTS FAMILY TOGETHER WITH CLIVE MAUDSLEY

The Insights Family has completed a restructure as the business prepares for its next phase of growth. In the first of a series of changes, The Insights Family has announce the appointment of Clive Maudsley, a highly experienced senior executive, as Managing Director....

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BLUE SPIRIT STRENGTHENS ITS PRODUCTION TEAM

BLUE SPIRIT STRENGTHENS ITS PRODUCTION TEAM

The Blue Spirit group, a subsidiary of the Newen Studios group, is accelerating development of its production activity to meet the needs of a growing market. Producing animated series and feature films and with a 2D/3D production studio since 2004, Blue Spirit is also...

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BOOKWIRE IN PARTNERSHIP WITH BANIJAY KIDS & FAMILY

BOOKWIRE IN PARTNERSHIP WITH BANIJAY KIDS & FAMILY

Bookwire GmbH and Banijay Kids & Family have partnered to produce and distribute audiobook content based on a selection of the latter’s intellectual properties. Working closely with the Banijay Kids & Family team, Bookwire’s Paris office will produce...

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PORTAVENTURA AND SONY ANNOUNCE A NEW ROLLER COASTER

PORTAVENTURA AND SONY ANNOUNCE A NEW ROLLER COASTER

PortAventura World and Sony Pictures Entertainment announce world’s first ‘Uncharted’ Dark Ride Roller Coaster. PortAventura World and Sony Pictures Entertainment announced Uncharted Dark Ride Roller Coaster, the world’s first dark ride roller coaster based on the box...

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EGGELBUSCH COLLABORATION WITH EMOJI

EGGELBUSCH COLLABORATION WITH EMOJI

Eggelbusch teamed up with emoji -The Iconic Brand and developed two presentations of 'Brühwurstpastete' made of pig meat, that not only taste good but also look good, ideal for every day meals. The happy face is embedded into the products making it attractive for all...

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Entertainment

FAUNA TAKES GURU STUDIO IN TURKEY AND THE BALKANS

FAUNA TAKES GURU STUDIO IN TURKEY AND THE BALKANS

Guru Studio has announce the expansion of True and the Rainbow Kingdom with Fauna Entertainment securing new licensing and media deals for the brand in Turkey and the Balkans. Fauna Entertainment is the exclusive licensing and media distribution partner for Guru...

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BING RETURNS ON RAI RADIO KIDS

BING RETURNS ON RAI RADIO KIDS

Bing, the star of Rai Play's most-viewed preschool series, returns to Big Bang, Rai Radio Kids' flagship program hosted by Armando Traverso and designed especially for children. In the exclusive interview with Big Bang, Bing will talk to Armando Traverso about his...

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CRUNCHYROLL TEAMS UP WITH DISCORD

CRUNCHYROLL TEAMS UP WITH DISCORD

Crunchyroll, the international brand serving the ultimate anime experience, has teamed up with Discord to bring anime fans closer together. With Crunchyroll’s integration into Discord and the introduction of Rich Presence, anime fans will be able to connect their...

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Fashion & Lifestyle

TSBA GROUP ANNOUNCE JORDAN BRAND COLLAB WITH TFL

TSBA GROUP ANNOUNCE JORDAN BRAND COLLAB WITH TFL

The Jordan Brand is launching an apparel collection in partnership with Transport for London (TfL), inspired by those who move London. The deal was brokered by TSBA Group, TfL’s global licensing agent. The collection is a first the Jordan Brand, part of the Nike Inc....

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DR. MARTENS TEAMS UP WITH THE MET

DR. MARTENS TEAMS UP WITH THE MET

Dr. Martens and The Met collab for a collection inspired by Katsushika Hokusai’s ’36 Views of Mount Fuji’ series. Two icons are coming together as Dr. Martens and The Met have partnered together for a collaborative collection truly out of this world. Celebrating...

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ASEMBL BRINGS TOGETHER STREETS AND VOLLEY

ASEMBL BRINGS TOGETHER STREETS AND VOLLEY

Asembl has brokered summer’s sweetest collaboration - bringing together iconic brands Streets and Volley for a limited edition collection sure to melt hearts. Available online from Thursday 1 December, the Streets range features the Heritage Low in three...

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Interviews

TWENTY YEARS OF INCREDIBLE GLOBAL SUCCESS

TWENTY YEARS OF INCREDIBLE GLOBAL SUCCESS

Grani & Partners is one of Italy's leading companies for Kids products, in the areas of Loyalty & Fidelity, Publishing, Promotional and Partwork. In the latter sector, Grani supplies its customers mainly (but not only) with products related to the automotive...

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INTERVIEW WITH MAURIZIO DISTEFANO LICENSING

INTERVIEW WITH MAURIZIO DISTEFANO LICENSING

Maurizio Distefano Licensing is the lead licensing agency in Italy, which has recently achieved important figures and significant development in local and international markets. On the occasion of the latest Licensing Magazine's issue, founders Maurizio Distefano and...

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Events

BOLOGNA LICENSING AWARDS ARE BACK WITH NEW FEATURES!

BOLOGNA LICENSING AWARDS ARE BACK WITH NEW FEATURES!

From 6 to 9 March 2023 Bologna Licensing Trade Fair/Kids is back and will be hosting top international brands and properties for preschoolers, kids, teens, and young adults. Open to all licensing business players, the Bologna Licensing Awards are the only achievement...

read more
FINALIST PROJECTS ANNOUNCED FOR THE ATF IP ACCELERATOR

FINALIST PROJECTS ANNOUNCED FOR THE ATF IP ACCELERATOR

The Asia TV Forum and Market (ATF) announced the finalist projects for its inaugural IP Accelerator. IP Accelerator is a new project of the Asia TV Forum and Market sponsored by and organised in partnership with 108 Media and the Southeast Asia Audio Visual...

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SPIELWARENMESSE TOY BUSINESS FORUM PROGRAMME

SPIELWARENMESSE TOY BUSINESS FORUM PROGRAMME

At the beginning of February, the Spielwarenmesse will at last be bringing the entire sector back together again and presenting the latest trends, products and topics. The familiar presentation area in Hall 3A offers further added value: in the Toy Business Forum, the...

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Media & digital

JUST DANCE 2023 IS OUT NOW

JUST DANCE 2023 IS OUT NOW

The many requests from the fans have finally been accepted: this is how the new Just Dance chapter renews the artistic direction and returns with more than 40 unreleased songs. If we add the words "videogame" and "dance", the result is undoubtedly Just Dance. It is...

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BEYBLADE POWERS UP NEW PARTNERSHIPS

BEYBLADE POWERS UP NEW PARTNERSHIPS

WWE, Roblox and Anime NYC are the latest entertainment brands to team with BEYBLADE IRL and in the metaverse. Powerhouse battle franchise BEYBLADE, with support from Japanese IP specialist ADK Emotions NY Inc. and Hasbro, continues to attract some of the world’s...

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‘STARGATE SG-1’ RETURNS TO HIT ASTROKINGS 

‘STARGATE SG-1’ RETURNS TO HIT ASTROKINGS 

Stargate SG-1 returns for the third time in the hit Metro Goldwyn Mayer MMO title, ASTROKINGS: Space War Strategy. For a limited time, Stargate SG-1 brings four new heroes, new flagship, and in-game events to ASTROKINGS: Space War Strategy. Currently live in game, and...

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Retail

PAM AND PANORAMA TOGETHER WITH MATTEL

PAM AND PANORAMA TOGETHER WITH MATTEL

Barbie and Hot Wheels are the leading brands in the new sticker collection for all Pam and Panorama customers. The new collection 'Collect the sticker and collect them all' is available exclusively in all Pam, Panorama, Metà and Borello store. The new collection...

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ASEMBL AND ELLIE WHITTAKER IN PARTNERSHIP WITH BEST&LESS

ASEMBL AND ELLIE WHITTAKER IN PARTNERSHIP WITH BEST&LESS

Brand extension agency Asembl has secured a direct to retail partnership for Australia’s next generation pioneer of iconic Aussie prints and design, Ellie Whittaker with Australian family fashion retailer, Best&Less. The partnership with Best&Less will see...

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Trend & Research

AT CARTOON BUSINESS, BRAND BUILDING TAKES CENTRE STAGE

AT CARTOON BUSINESS, BRAND BUILDING TAKES CENTRE STAGE

Two case studies stood out: Pocoyo’s evolution into Muchoyo to raise awareness on children’s rights and the success story of Dickie, a local comic book turned into a 360-degree IP. It’s a wrap for this year’s edition of Cartoon Business, which unspooled in Las Palmas...

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