TV Series Licensing 

Mondo TV announces first broadcast licence for Cuby Zoo

Mondo TV has announced the first major broadcast license for its new 3D CGI pre-school children’s animated TV show, Cuby Zoo. Cuby Zoo will appear on free-to-air children’s channel MBC3 in a two-year agreement that will see an Arabic-language version of the show launched in all Arabic-speaking countries. Aimed at a core audience of 2-5-year olds, Cuby Zoo tells the story of cube-shaped animal toys that come to life when humans are away, playing and exploring their surroundings. They are also the secret custodians of our children’s happiness and sometimes…

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Brand Licensing Corporate Brand 

Its official! BlackBerry Evolve series coming to India on August 2

Ahead of the launch, BlackBerry has teased the launch of two smartphones, showing off features such as rear-mounted fingerprint sensor and dual rear cameras. The two upcoming smartphones – BlackBerry Evolve and BlackBerry Evolve X will be sold by Optiemus Infracom, which has licensing rights for BlackBerry-branded smartphones in India, and other South Asian countries. However, according to media reports, the smartphones will not come with a physical keyboard. Check the teaser here: According to the teaser on the YouTube, the smartphones will sport a dual camera setup, a fingerprint…

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Brand Licensing 

eOne to showcase ‘Ricky Zoom’ at Brand Licensing Europe 2018

Entertainment One (eOne) will be showcasing its award-winning portfolio of globally renowned preschool properties Peppa Pig and PJ Masks at Brand Licensing Europe this year. Entertainment One will also present its brand-new boy’s property, Ricky Zoom, which makes its licensing show debut at this year’s summit. Peppa Pig is now one of the top performing preschool properties around the world and generates over USD 1.2 billion in worldwide retail sales per year. With over 1000 licensees supplying products globally, Peppa Pig has a strong retail presence in the UK, ANZ,…

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Character Licensing 

Samsung, Disney release Frozen AR Emojis for Galaxy S9 and S9+

In what could be termed as good news for all Elsa fans, Samsung has collaborated with Disney to release Frozen AR Emojis for Galaxy S9 and S9+. The animated singing stars are the latest to join the line-up, which also features classic Disney characters such as Mickey & Minnie Mouse, Daisy Duck, Goofy and The Incredibles’ super family. Galaxy S9 and S9+ users can create AR (augmented reality) avatars of Anna, Elsa, Olaf, and Kristoff. How to start animating messages: Open the Galaxy S9/S9+’s AR Emoji mode Tap the plus…

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Brand Licensing Merchandise Licensing Movie Licensing Toy Licensing 

#WowWednesday: How ‘Chhota Bheem’ becomes India’s favourite animated character?

We have a ‘little’ addition to the list of our famous Indian superheroes – be it Krish, Shaktiman, Baal Veer, or Ganesha. Any guess? It’s our very own gullible – Chhota Bheem. Chhota Bheem becomes the first Indian cartoon character to sell merchandise worth Rs 200 crore. Unseasonal nature of the sales across big cities and small towns alike and a large portfolio of products at different price points have been helping the steady growth of Chhota Bheem merchandise sales year-after-year. Chhota Bheem is an Indian animated comedy adventure television…

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Accessories Licensing 

Fossil Group, BMW join hands to create timepieces

Fossil Group announced a global licensing agreement with Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft (BMW) for a collection of BMW-branded watches and smartwatches. The watches will be designing, developing and distributing through 2023. “BMW is one of the most iconic brands in the world,” said Kosta Kartsotis, chairman and chief executive officer of Fossil Group. “We look forward to bringing our watch design expertise and smartwatch capabilities to BMW enthusiasts around the world,” Kosta stated further. In collaboration with the BMW team, Fossil Group will design and distribute BMW branded watches and accessories…

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