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Michael Rosen to deliver opening keynote at ‘The Children’s Media Conference 2018’

Reading Time: 2 minutes Post Views: 3,624 Acclaimed children’s novelist, poet, broadcaster, columnist and former Children’s Laureate Michael Rosen will deliver the opening keynote at this year’s Children’s Media Conference (CMC), which will take place from July 3-5 on Sheffield. After decades working in the world of public service broadcasting, children’s theatre and educational publishing, Rosen has now become a YouTube phenomenon, with over 220,000 subscribers and 40 million-plus views of his content. As someone who interacts with children on a regular basis, Rosen will open the conference on Tuesday July 3rd championing creativity…

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Come 2020, Marvel superheroes to create magic in THESE three Disneyland resorts

Reading Time: 2 minutes Post Views: 3,319 Come 2020, and you can experience the magic of your favourite super-heroes like never before. Highly anticipated new Marvel experiences are coming to Disneyland Resort, Disneyland Paris and Hong Kong Disneyland. According to the Disney official blog, the parks have invited guests to become part of an all-new universe filled with their favorite Super Heroes and Villains. Developed in collaboration with Marvel Studios and Marvel Themed Entertainment, these three new areas will lead in the next generation of Super Heroes. Check out the teaser here: As part…

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Hired in December, Amrit Ahuja takes charge of her role in Facebook now

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Post Views: 3,380 Hired by Facebook as its Communications Director India in December last, Amrit Ahuja has finally taken over charge of her new role. Before joining Facebook, Ahuja served a two decade long stint with 20:20 MSL which worked for Facebook India for several years. The long period of association gave Ahuja considerable insight into the challenges facing the social networking giant in the country. Reporting to Asia-Pacific communications director Charlene Chian, Ahuja will oversee Facebook’s communications strategy in India along with initiatives across product, platform, monetization and policy…

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In its effort to go one up on Flipkart, Amazon pumps in record capital into its India unit

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Post Views: 2,934 In its effort to race past larger domestic rival Flipkart, Amazon has pumped record capital into its main India unit this financial year. With the latest infusion of Rs 1,950 crore, this exercise has added crucial firepower as the global online retail giant accelerates towards its goal. Overall, Amazon Seller Services has received Rs 8,150 crore (about $1.3 billion) so far in 2017-18 from its US parent as per filings submitted with the Registrar of Companies. The latest capital infusion is the fourth such exercise. The frequent…

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Nazara Technologies acquires 55 pc stake in Nodwin Gaming

Reading Time: 2 minutes Post Views: 2,532 Nazara Technologies has acquired a majority stake of 55 per cent in Nodwin Gaming, one of the premier esports companies in India. Just last year, Nazara announced its foray into esports last year. Nodwin, which is a 50:50 venture of Akshat Rathee, Gautam Virk and Jetsynthesys will become an independent subsidiary of Nazara. The approach by Nazara includes localised content creation around global events (ESL One, ESL Pro League, Intel Extreme Masters, The International by Valve, etc) and creating local events by bringing in sponsors. Commenting on…

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Future Group to acquire Snapdeal’s Vulcan Express Pvt Ltd.for 35 crore

Reading Time: 2 minutes Post Views: 3,452 Future Supply Chain Solutions, that belongs to Kishore Biyani, has made up its mind to fully acquire Snapdeal’s logistics service provider Vulcan Express Pvt Ltd. Vulcan Express Pvt Ltd. for 35 crore. Future Supply Chain is present pan-India, with 44 warehouses, 14 logistics hubs, 106 branches, and over 4.2m square feet of warehousing space. In a statement, Biyani said that through Vulcan, the company plans to boost its last mile capabilities and also offer state-of-the-art solutions to its e-commerce and retail clients. Snapdeal Chief Strategy and Investment…

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Greenlight introduces new lifestyle brand inspired by Sophia Loren

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Post Views: 4,943 Greenlight has introduced a new lifestyle brand which has been inspired by the timeless beauty and elegance of Sophia Loren. Sophia Loren Home will include furniture, home décor and accessories (such as bed, bath, rugs and lighting), with Greenlight describing it as a reimagining of the classic glamour of Hollywood’s golden age. Greenlight, which has been the exclusive merchandise and advertising rights agent for Sophia since 2014 is working directly with her on the range, which will primarily target women aged 40+. Tamra Knepfer, senior vice president…

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Amazon in a content deal with Zee Music Co.

Reading Time: 2 minutes Post Views: 4,287 Amazon has signed a content deal with Zee Music Company for the licensing content for its upcoming Amazon Prime Music service. Sources say that the deal will add over 450 film soundtracks in various languages as well as music from 250 independent artists. Amazon’s suite of Prime services in the US and other countries offer customers access to unlimited video and music streaming, unlimited photo storage, exclusive offers, free delivery offers as well as unlimited Kindle books. In India, the service is limited to Prime Video, exclusive…

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TSBA is TfL’s licensing partner for new magazine

Reading Time: 3 minutes Post Views: 3,342 People availing the London transport and loving it will soon be able to build their own authentic model of the legendary Routemaster (known worldwide as an iconic symbol of the city) by way of a new magazine published in partnership with Transport for London (TfL). The weekly magazine, published by Hachette Partworks and licensed through TfL’s brand licensing partner TSBA, will go on sale across the UK and Ireland from 17 January. Each issue allows readers find out more about the history of buses and transport across…

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MarVista Ent announces number of appointments and promotions

Reading Time: 2 minutes Post Views: 4,033 As the company expands its business operations, L.A.-based MarVista Entertainment has announced a number of appointments and promotions. Firstly, Darrell Cross has joined the indie producer and distributor as CFO, where he will be responsible for overseeing financial operations and growth opportunities, as well as leveraging new business models and capital management. Prior to joining MarVista, Cross held the dual posts of COO and CFO at Wild Card. Secondly, Jody Cipriano has been appointed head of global distribution and will be responsible for spearheading international cross-platform content sales and…

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