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Global broadcasters sign up for The Jim Henson Company’s latest

The Jim Henson Company has secured a number of global broadcasters to begin airing the latest episodes among its portfolio of popular pre-school series, including Dinosaur Train, Dot and Doozers. Leading broadcasters across Europe, Australia and Asia have signed with the studio to bring new episodes of its award-winning portfolio …

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Sesame Street, LEGO and Disney among Apple TV+ kids’ content launch

Apple TV+ has tapped up the likes of Big Bird and Elmo to help it launch the kids’ content division of its new streaming TV service and Netflix rival. A new Sesame Street-themed show geared towards teaching kids coding will help make up a raft of new children’s licensed and …

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National Geographic readies its “strongest showing to date” at Bologna Book Fair and Licensing Fair

National Geographic is planning its “strongest showing to date” at both the Bologna Book Fair and the Bologna Licensing Fair, taking place April 1st to 3rd this year. The company will once again aim to underline its success in book and magazine publishing, particularly in the children’s market, where a …

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The Koyo Store secures EMEA rights for Capcom’s Street Fighter

Entertainment merchandise specialist, The Koyo Store has secured the EMEA rights to create officially-licensed Street Fighter collectable pin badges and coins. The Capcom beat ‘em up franchise is the latest property to join The Koyo Store’s burgeoning collectables line-up, which also includes partnerships with Ubisoft, (Rainbow Six Siege), Wargaming (World …

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Park Agencies signs apparel and nightwear deal with LIFE

Apparel specialist Park Agencies has signed a new agreement to produce a new clothing range inspired by the popular LIFE brand. It will span apparel and nightwear for children and adults. Under a partnership secured by LIFE’s UK licensing agency, Bulldog Licensing, Park Agencies will utilise the property’s rich resource …

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Rocket Licensing signs trio of apparel and home textiles deals for Godzilla

Rocket Licensing, the UK and Ireland representative for the iconic Godzilla brand, working on behalf of the Japanese licensor, Toho, has secured three new licensing partnerships for the monstrous property. The new agreements span apparel and home textiles and arrive as excitement continues to build in the run-up to the …

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Google’s video game move with Stadia “creates huge opportunity for licensing”

Google’s new move into video gaming is not only opening the entertainment to a whole new audience, but creating a huge opportunity for the licensing industry, Bits and Pixels’ co-director, Su-Yina Farmer has told Licensing.biz. The joint founder of the video game licensing specialist has suggested that by heightening the …

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Fox 2000 is latest casualty in Disney’s $71.3bn Fox takeover

Disney is shuttering the Fox 2000 filmmaking label, marking the latest casualty in the days following the studio’s $71.3 billion acquisition of much of 21st Century Fox’s assets. The entertainment behemoth is committed to completing the Fox 2000 films currently in production, and it is unclear what this decision now …

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Pingu gobbles up Lettuce Club collaboration in Japan

Tokyo-based Sony Creative Products, the Tokyo-based licensing manager for Pingu’s growing programme in Japan, has kicked off the year with a special Pingu collaboration with the women’s lifestyle magazine, Lettuce Club. Lettuce Club is published by Kadokawa Corporation – a major name in lifestyle, fashion and entertainment magazines in the …

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Gale Force Nine Games is re-releasing the Dune board game, 30 years after its original launch

Board game developer, Gale Force Nine Games is tapping into the retro revival with the re-release of the sci-fi board game Dune, 35 years after its original launch. It was revealed last year that Gale Force Nine had secured the rights to the retro game based on Frank Herbert’s iconic …

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