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MGA Entertainment Developing Mobile Games With Riva Technology

The international toy maker MGA Entertainment, best known for its Bratz and LOL Surprise line of fashion dolls, has announced another key move as the company increasingly moves into the digital realm. MGA says it… . . . read more

UK’s National Gallery Company In New Collab With Kangaru Toys

The prestigious National Gallery in London, England, has signed an agreement bringing Kangaru Toys into its expansive licensing program. Kangaru, which has a strong background in STEM, stationery, arts and crafts, and novelty toys, is… . . . read more

Maurizio Distefano Licensing Inks Four Key Deals Through Global Merchandising Services

The Italian licensing firm Maurizio Distefano Licensing (MDL) has begun its partnership with Global Merchandising Services with a slate impressive deals, including several iconic musical artists and the brand of British celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay. Thanks… . . . read more

Spotify Removes K-Pop Songs in Licensing Debacle

If you’re a big K-pop fan with a Spotify account, you’re probably not too happy today. Thanks to a breakdown in licensing talks, songs from some of the world’s biggest K-pop stars have vanished from… . . . read more

WildBrain Lands European Deals For The Boys, Outlander and Cobra Kai

WildBrain CPLG has secured a wave of cross-category licensees in Europe for a trio of Sony Pictures hit TV series; The Boys, Cobra Kai and Outlander. The Boys is a superhero series with a twist, in… . . . read more

Freesound Wins Grant to Monetize Creative Commons Content

Barcelona-based audio archive Freesound is working on new ways to help small content producers monetize their Creative Commons content, in a move that could have significant impacts on all types of content producers. Freesound is… . . . read more

Peppa Pig Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary With New Content and Merch

Hasbro is going ‘hog wild’ on Peppa Pig in 2021, marking the show’s 10th anniversary on Nick Jr. with a year-long pipeline of new content, a new Hasbro toy line coming in Fall, and a full… . . . read more

Cosmos-Maya Cartoons to Air Globally Through New Distribution Deals

Leading India and Singapore-based animation studio Cosmos-Maya has secured three key digital distribution deals which will see its original content made available across 120 platforms globally including Amazon Fire TV, Apple iTunes, Hulu, ROKU and… . . . read more

Licensing International Germany Announces 2020 Award Winners

And the winner is …. Licensing International Germany unveiled the 2020 winners of its annual best of the best licensing awards, selected from among 54 finalists in 10 categories.  And for the first time, LI… . . . read more

Sport and Movie Licensing on Life Support in the Year of COVID-19

If 2020 had been a normal year, with no pandemic, the world would be filled with people sporting T-shirts, hats, and other merchandise from the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, injecting billions in revenue into licensing companies,… . . . read more