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Publishing

ABG Hands Over Sports Illustrated in $45 Million Up-front Deal to Start-up

Authentic Brands Group hands over operation of newly-acquired sports publication brand Sports Illustrated from Meredith to media distribution start-up The Maven…


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Experiential

Experiential & Partnerships Roundup: Worldwide

Muji launches another hotel, while Peter Rabbit hops into a kid-friendly lodging; Bulu crafts subscription crafts for Crayola; Live Nation launches a Kidz Bop Workshop, and more…


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Beauty

Celebrating the Beauty in Diversity

Wrapping up the latest in diverse intiatives from fashion and beauty leaders like Kimora Lee Simmons, MAC/Disney, Nikita Dragun, Calvin Klein, and Marvel…


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Business

M&A: New Faces, Same Places

The latest in business news takes us full circle, from home brands (Oneida, Zippo) to publishing (Penske Media, Hearst) to talent agencies (UTA) to retail (Walmart, Sears, TRU)…


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Publishing

Marvel, DC Grow Market Share in Weak Comics Year

Disney’s Marvel is expected to outshine Warner Bros.’ DC Comics in retail sales both in the comic book and licensed merchandise sectors this year as the comics market continues to battle flattish growth…


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Retail

Roundup: M&A & Partnerships

The top news clips this week. Featuring: Viacom, Imax, Netflix, NFL, Fanatics Chelsea FC, B&N, Staples, L Brands, and more…


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ENTERTAINMENT/CHARACTER

Comic-based, Original Films Lead Films With Licensing Potential

Of the 213 upcoming films that TLL has identified as having licensing potential, 39% are based on comic books while 37% are original works. And 43% are sequels or reboots…


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Business

M&A: Publishing Has a New Face

Traditional news publishers are going through a massive licensing shakeup. Plus, more M&A news from this week from game and home businesses…


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Experiential

Content Watch: New Series & Activations

Differential Brands buys GBG—Plus, the latest in activations and experiences from Michael Jackson, eOne, Maxim, Universal, Warner Bros., Amazon, Nick, Hasbro, and more…


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Experiential Licensing

Experiential Activations

These new experiential activations will move you—literally. Read more on new initiatives from Disney, the UFC, Endemol Shine, and Hearst/IMG…


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