Corporate Brand Entertainment Licensing 

Sony Pictures acquires Crunchyroll anime business for 1.175 billion dollars

Reading Time: 2 minutes Post Views: 568 Sony Pictures acquires Crunchyroll anime business for 1.175 billion dollars Sony Pictures Entertainment Inc. (SPE) acquires AT & T’s Crunchyroll anime business for 1.175 billion dollars. Crunchyroll will now be a part of the Sony Funimation venture. This would give viewers the chance to experience a “unified anime subscription.” Crunchyroll is a premium anime direct-to-consumer service with 5 million SVOD subscribers and growing.  It serves 120 million users who are based in over 200 countries offering AVOD, mobile games, manga, events merchandise, and distribution. The deal provides…

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Entertainment Licensing 

WILDBRAIN, AND INFINITE STUDIOS DIVE INTO SEASON FOUR OF THE DEEP

Reading Time: 3 minutes Post Views: 436 WILDBRAIN, AND INFINITE STUDIOS DIVE INTO SEASON FOUR OF THE DEEP Australia’s A Stark Production and Canada’s WildBrain, together with Singapore’s Infinite Studios, are teaming up to co-produce a fourth season of the global hit animated series, The Deep. Commissioning broadcaster ABC in Australia has greenlit 13 new half-hour episodes alongside Mediacorp, the Australian Children’s Television Foundation and with the support of Screen NSW bringing the total number to 65 half hours. International broadcaster partners CBBC (UK), WildBrain’s Family Channel (Canada), Super RTL (Germany) and SVT (Sweden)…

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Brand & Lifestyle Brand Licensing Entertainment Licensing Fashion Licensing Top News 

Playboy Expands Global Footprint to India as International Demand Surges

Reading Time: 2 minutes Post Views: 1,598 Iconic Lifestyle Brand Continues to Grow Presence in Greater Asia Following Success of Fashion & Apparel Sales in China and Japan Playboy Expands Global Footprint to India as International Demand Surges Playboy Enterprises, Inc. (the “Company” or “Playboy”), one of the largest and most recognizable lifestyle brands in the world, today announces the expansion of its global consumer products business into India, in partnership with Jay Jay Iconic Brands, a leading fashion and lifestyle Company in India. With a proven track record of highly successful brand extensions…

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Entertainment Licensing Game Licensing 

Tetris Lifestyle Goods & Experiences Level Up W/ Merchandising Partnerships

Reading Time: 3 minutes Post Views: 2,413 CALL US TETRIS! BLUE PLANET SOFTWARE, THE SOLE AGENT FOR THE TETRIS® BRAND GETS NEW NAME Tetris Lifestyle Goods & Experiences Level Up W/ Merchandising Partnerships Blue Planet Software Inc., known by video game and merchandise licensees worldwide as the sole agent for the Tetris® brand, today announced the company will now be recognized by the same name as the iconic brand that it represents – Tetris. The company also revealed 18 new and returning licensed merchandise partners who are bringing original products and entertainment experiences featuring…

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Rizzle x Aditya Music Entertainment Licensing Music Music Licensing 

Rizzle App Signs Exclusive Music Licensing Deal With Aditya Music

Reading Time: 2 minutes Post Views: 2,579 Hyderabad-based  Rizzle App has entered into an exclusive music licensing partnership with Aditya Music, a leading South Indian music company with the largest library of Tollywood songs. Rizzle App is the best original short video platform found in this side of the world. The company has also been making rounds on the internet for its episodic, short vertical web series content that spells creativity. Rizzle App Signs Exclusive Music Licensing Deal With Aditya Music The vertical video content app will have an entire catalogue of licensed music from Aditya Music…

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Entertainment Licensing Music Music Licensing 

IPRS, Hungama Music Collaborates For First Indian Music Streaming Service

Reading Time: 2 minutes Post Views: 1,103 At the outset of October 2020 known mainly as a Fair-Trade Month, the Indian Performing Right Society Limited (IPRS) has collaborated with Hungama Music, one of the leading music streaming services in the country. This collaboration makes it the first major licensing deal with an Indian music streaming platform. The partnership endorses fair trade music for transparent and ethical value chain for authors, composers, and all music rights holders. This deal also aims at helping original creators of music earn fair remuneration for their work with the well-deserved royalties. IPRS, Hungama Music Collaborates…

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Tiktok Entertainment Licensing Music Music Licensing Top News 

TikTok Cracks Multi-year Licensing Deal Despite Looming Shutdown Threats

Reading Time: 2 minutes Post Views: 1,022 TikTok has entered into a multi-year licensing deal with Dutch collecting society Buma/Stemra. This joint announcement emphasized the short-form video-sharing app’s considerable popularity in Europe particularly among some of Buma/Stemra’s approximately 28,000 members including Martin Garrix and Tiësto. TikTok Cracks Multi-year Licensing Deal Despite Looming Shutdown Threats Additionally, the text noted that TikTok intends to work with the Society’s members in an effort “to deepen understanding of the platform and the opportunities it presents.” Financial terms of the deal weren’t declared but Buma/Sterma CEO Bernard Kobes described the corresponding negotiations as “intense but constructive,” besides…

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Entertainment Licensing TV Series Licensing 

GoldieBlox and Toonz Media Group Announce New Partnership

Reading Time: 2 minutes Post Views: 1,662 -Multi-Property Joint Venture Extends Five Years and Includes Series and New IP- GoldieBlox and Toonz Media Group Announce New Partnership GoldieBlox and Toonz Media Group (TMG) today announced a multi-year partnership to develop a kids and family animation slate that includes GoldieBlox’s iconic characters, Goldie & Friends, and a number of new series to be co-developed. Each of the animated series and special features will use storytelling fueled by STEM targeted to kids, and will be produced for a variety of platform partners. The collaboration marks GoldieBlox’s first production deal off the company’s…

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Entertainment Licensing Music Licensing Top News 

ShareChat signs global music licensing deal with Times Music

Reading Time: 2 minutes Post Views: 1,388 ShareChat & Moj continue to expand its music library by collaborating with the leading music label companies in India, and across the globe, This is yet another global music licensing deal after we last reported with Tseries. ShareChat signs global music licensing deal with Times Music ShareChat, India’s leading social media venture, today announced that it has entered into an agreement with Times Music, one India’s leading music labels and music publishers, to license its music catalogue for both ShareChat and Moj. This will also include leading…

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Brand & Lifestyle Entertainment Licensing TV Series Licensing 

KILLING EVE BREAKS INTO CONSUMER PRODUCTS WITH IMG

Reading Time: 2 minutes Post Views: 1,183 AMC Networks and Sid Gentle Films have appointed IMG as the exclusive worldwide licensing representative for Killing Eve to bring the hit spy thriller show’s first consumer products to market, through selective brand partnerships and collaborations. KILLING EVE BREAKS INTO CONSUMER PRODUCTS WITH IMG Produced by Sid Gentle Films and distributed by IMG partner company Endeavor Content, Killing Eve follows Eve Polastri (Sandra Oh), a whip-smart British intelligence operative tasked with capturing mercurial talented assassin Villanelle (Jodie Comer), resulting in a mutual obsession between the two and an epic game of cat and mouse.   The…

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