TV & Films 

Barack and Michelle Obama to produce shows, sign Netflix deal

After White House legacy, the power couple is back and how! The former US President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama, have struck a multi-year deal to form their own production company and provide content to Netflix. The deal will give the former first couple a powerful and unprecedented platform to shape their post-White House legacy. However, financial terms were not disclosed yet. The Obamas also gave no details of the topics they planned to cover but the content is not expected to be directly political. Under the…

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Brand Licensing 

Himatsingka acquires exclusive licensing rights for Tommy Hilfiger Home

Himatsingka America, the wholly-owned step-down subsidiary of Bengaluru-based textile company Himatsingka Seide Ltd (HSL) has acquired the home portfolio of Global Brands Group Holding. The acquired home portfolio includes the exclusive license rights to the famous and iconic Tommy Hilfiger brand, the Copper Fit brand and other brands. The brand portfolio is estimated to contribute annual revenues of approximately USD 60-65 million to the group, the company said on Friday. Headquartered in Hong Kong, Global Brands Group Holding is a branded apparel, footwear and fashion accessories company. It designs, develops,…

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Products Galore 

Enjoy new semester the Cartoon Network way! Back-to-School collection launched in India

Cartoon Network Enterprises (CNE), the global licensing and merchandising division of Turner India, launched a brand-new Back-to-School collection at offline and online retail stores across India. Featuring popular Cartoon Network toon sensations Ben 10 and the Powerpuff Girls, the collection includes sippers, lunch boxes and bag packs. Starting new school semester, kids can now flaunt and stock up the coolest and cutest school essentials! “The new range, featuring cool designs, extends the world of Ben 10 and The Powerpuff Girls from the TV screen to everyday life. Our little fans…

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TV & Films 

YRF signs two-film distribution deal with Green Gold Animation

Yash Raj Films (YRF) has entered into an agreement with Green Gold Animation. As per the pact, YRF will distribute two animated movies produced by Green Gold — Hanuman vs. Mahiravana and Chhota Bheem: Kung Fu Dhamaka across India. Both the locally animated films will be released nationwide in Hindi and Tamil, in both stereoscopic 3D and standard versions. Hanuman vs. Mahiravana will hit the silver screens on June 22, while Chhota Bheem: Kung Fu Dhamaka will release later this year. According to the trailer, Hanuman vs. Mahiravana is the…

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Femina x KOOVS with Elli Avram: Check out the vibrant hue collection

Bollywood actress Elli Avram partnered with KOOVS in association with Femina for summer staples. Dominated by vibrant hues, the collection ‘Femina x KOOVS with Elli Avram’ comprises of dresses, active wear among others. Check out the collection here: Sharing a video, Femina took to the Twitter and wrote, “Eli Avram has her summer style down pat. Shop now for all her looks.” @ElliAvrRam has her summer style down pat. Shop now for all her looks @mykoovs: #ElliForKOOVSXFemina @SaurabhDua @Neemrana_Hotels — Femina (@FeminaIndia) May 19, 2018 Earlier, KOOVS shared…

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Apparel Licensing Fashion Licensing 

Forever 21 launches exclusive Coca-Cola capsule collection

The Coca-Cola Company partnered with fashion retailer Forever 21 for an exclusive apparel collection. The F21xCoke collection is comprised of nostalgic ‘Coca-Cola’ iconography and includes an array of men’s and women’s apparel. Featuring classic red and white Coca-Cola colors, the collection boasts the perfect ‘throwback’ pieces to kick off the Summer season. The women’s collection offers a collection of pieces from t-shirts, crop-tops, and beach ready bikini tops and bottoms. The men’s collection comprises of international Coca-Cola logo T-shirts and checkered logo shorts and jackets. The collection also contains socks,…

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Apparel Licensing Merchandise Licensing 

US-based Harley-Davidson associates with G-III to design, sell apparel in Asia

Harley-Davidson is all set to spread its wings in India. According to a report in the Business Line, luxury motorcycle maker has inked an agreement with G-III Apparel Group to design and distribute its lifestyle apparel throughout Asia. The company is looking to add 8-12 stores this year in western and northern parts of the country. Currently, it has four stores across East and North-East India. Apart from Kolkata, the company has one store each in Siliguri in West Bengal, Dimapur in Nagaland and Imphal (Manipur). To expand its wings,…

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Accessories Licensing Brand & Lifestyle Collaborations 

Dreamline collaborates with designer Krsnaa Mehta for new collection

Dreamline has launched an exclusive collection in collaboration with the eminent designer brand – India Circus by Krsnaa Mehta. The ‘India Circus’ collection from Dreamline features a wide range of home furnishing products designed by the renowned designer Krsnaa Mehta, which takes inspiration from the rich Indian heritage and is a celebration of vibrant culture. Dominated by pink, the collection used motifs from glorious Mughal royalty, traditional floral as well as animal patterns, the famous road side cutting chai and many more. The new collection will cater with a range…

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Alessi partners with Beanstalk for European expansion

Leading global brand extension agency, Beanstalk, has signed the world-renowned Italian design company Alessi for representation. Building on the unique position as one of the leading “factories of Italian design”, Beanstalk will seek new opportunities for Alessi in a range of categories. Alberto Alessi, President of Alessi S.p.A. said, “We are thrilled to partner with Beanstalk to extend the Alessi brand in new categories in Europe. We believe there are significant opportunities to leverage the distinctive design essence of Alessi into additional areas in and outside the home, allowing both…

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