Collaborations

Reliance Retail buys ITC’s menswear brand John Players

March 28, 2019

Reliance Industries Ltd reportedly said that its unit Reliance Retail Ltd has acquired consumer goods company ITC Ltd’s menswear brand John Players. The acquisition would help Reliance Retail readymade garments and accessories portfolio in the fashion and lifestyle retail space, says report. ITC sold the brand John Players and related trademarks and intellectual property to […]

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Rocket Licensing signs three new licenses

March 25, 2019

Independent licensing company Rocket Licensing, which represents the world-famous Godzilla brand in the UK and Ireland on behalf of Japanese licensor and brand owner Toho, has announced the signing of three new licenses. The agreements, in the apparel and home textiles categories, are announced as excitement builds in the run-up to the launch of Warner […]

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YouTube denies reports on plans to cancel high-end dramas, comedies

March 25, 2019

YouTube has denied reports on plans to cancel high-end dramas and comedies on its paid service platform. Earlier Bloomberg reported that the platform has stopped accepting new pitches for high-budget scripted shows. YouTube has several high-end dramas and comedies currently in production and will soon reveal new and returning series, says report. There is direct […]

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adidas collaborates with Game of Thrones for Ultraboost collection

March 22, 2019

adidas Running announces the highly anticipated collaborative project with legendary  television series Game of Thrones. Since it first hit screens in 2011, Game of Thrones has made waves across the entertainment landscape, transcending the world of Westeros to firmly anchor itself in modern pop culture. Now, ahead of its eighth and final season , adidas […]

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Disney closes $71 bln 21st Century Fox Deal

March 22, 2019

The Walt Disney Company has closed the deal on its $71 billion acquisition of 21st Century Fox. “This is an extraordinary and historic moment for us—one that will create significant long-term value for our company and our shareholders,” said Robert A. Iger, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, The Walt Disney Company. “Combining Disney’s and 21st […]

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Infosys signs agreement with Roland-Garros

March 22, 2019

Infosys and Roland-Garros, announced a strategic three-year technology partnership. The collaboration is aimed at enriching the game by providing fans, players and coaches with a completely new experience, leveraging Infosys’ expertise in digital technologies such as artificial intelligence, big data & analytics, mobility, virtual and augmented reality. Bernard Giudicelli, President of the French Tennis Federation, […]

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Google signs licensing agreement with IPRS

March 20, 2019

Google has signed licensing agreement with The Indian Performing Right Society(IPRS), India’s Largest Music Representative Trade Body, according to reports. Reports said that Indian Performing Right Society Limited has granted a license to Google, allowing the company to utilise its members’ collection across YouTube and related services in the country. The Indian Performing Right Society […]

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MLB signs license deal with Rocket League

March 20, 2019

Major League Baseball has reached a licensing agreement with Rocket League. The downloads in the MLB Fan Pack will include cap toppers, flags and player banners for all 30 teams, as well as a baseball-themed rocket boost. The MLB Fan Pack will be available on all platforms in all regions for US$2.99. Major League Baseball […]

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Universal Music Publishing Group signs agreement with ‘S2 Songs’

March 19, 2019

Universal Music Publishing Group, a leading global music publisher, announced a worldwide administration agreement with S2 Songs, a new, independent publishing company. The boutique organization is led by coprincipals Savan Kotecha, a multiple Grammy and Golden Globe-nominated songwriter and producer, and leading global music executive Sonny Takhar, CEO and Founder of KYN Entertainment (a joint […]

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar collaborates with RHS

March 19, 2019

Rocket Licensing, the local licensing agent in the UK for Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar, has announced a major collaboration for summer 2019 between the classic children’s character and the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) – the world’s leading gardening charity. Inspired by The Very Hungry Caterpillar’s 50th anniversary, The Very Hungry Caterpillar-related events will […]

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Vodafone Idea signs content deal with ZEE5

March 19, 2019

Vodafone Idea has announced strategic partnership with Zee Entertainment Enterprises for the over-the-top platform ZEE5, according to reports. Reports said that with this partnership, the content portfolio of ZEE5 will be available to Vodafone Idea customers on Vodafone Play as well as Idea Movies & TV app. The ZEE5 content is available across Languages like […]

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Bharti Airtel in merger talks with Dish TV

March 19, 2019

Bharti Airtel has initiated talks with Dish TV to merge their DTH businesses under Airtel Digital TV, according to reports. Reports said that if the deal is done, the entity will be the world’s largest TV distribution company with over 38 million subscribers. The idea is to consolidate operations. Airtel Digital is backed by private […]

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Iconix Brand announces licensing deals for Cannon

March 18, 2019

Iconix Brand Group, Inc announced two new licensing deals for its Cannon brand. Cannon, a heritage home brand established in 1887 and owned by Iconix Brand Group, is known for its high-quality and affordable home products. Cannon’s two new licensees are Pem America for fashion bedding, sheets, blankets, throws, down alternative utility bedding and window; […]

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Rocket to manage licensing for new animated series from Matt Groening

March 15, 2019

Independent licensing company Rocket Licensing has been appointed by brand owner Bapper Entertainment Inc. to manage licensing in the UK and Ireland for Disenchantment, the new adult animated comedy series from Matt Groening, streaming on Netflix. The series takes place in the crumbling medieval kingdom of Dreamland. It follows the adventures of a hard-drinking princess […]

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