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Authentic Brands Group takes over Reebok for $2.5 billion

Reading Time: 2 minutes Post Views: 650 Authentic Brands Group takes over Reebok for $2.5 billion Adidas AG is has decided to trade off Reebok to Authentic Brands Group Inc. for 2.1 billion euros ($2.5 billion). With the help of this deal, Authentic Brands’ portfolio would diversify. After acquiring Barney New York and Brook Brothers, ACG completed 30 brands and would soon go public in the US Stock exchange. According to financial experts, this deal is supposed to take place in the first quarter of 2022, and it would mark a huge milestone for Authentic…

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Sports 

XFL signs deal with ESPN, FOX Sports, ABC & FS1

Reading Time: 2 minutes Post Views: 1,434 The XFL announced multi-year agreements with ESPN and FOX Sports to televise XFL games starting with its inaugural 2020 season. XFL games will air weekly on broadcast TV (ABC and FOX) complemented by games on cable (ESPN, ESPN2, FS1 and FS2). The XFL TV schedule allows for consistent appointment viewing each week with back-to-back games starting Saturday afternoons at 2 pm ET as well as two additional games on Sunday afternoons. “We look forward to showcasing the XFL on ESPN and ABC, including the kickoff game and…

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TV Series Licensing 

Jim Henson Company signs raft of deals to deliver the original animated series Dot. across the world

Reading Time: 2 minutes Post Views: 6,182 The Jim Henson Company has signed several new deals with linear broadcasters around the world to deliver the original animated series Dot. based on the popular children’s picture book by New York Times best-selling author and tech expert Randi Zuckerberg, to more families across the globe. The new agreements complement recently announced deals with Piwi+ in France, and SVT in Sweden. Targeting children from ages four to seven, Dot. follows the hilarious adventures of the inquisitive and exuberant tech-savvy Dot. For a girl as curious and creative as she,…

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Toy Licensing 

Technicolor names Simba Toys as master toy licensee

Reading Time: < 1 minute Post Views: 2,969 Paris-based Technicolor has named Simba Toys as master toy licensee for its animated co-production The Deep.  The deal will see Simba Toys launch an initial range of figures, play sets and role-play toys and accessories. Targeting kids from ages six to nine, initial products will roll out in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the UK and Nordic countries in Q3 2018. The line will later expand into additional categories including outdoor, die-cast and radio-controlled vehicles and wheeled toys. The Deep is co-produced by Australia’s A Stark Production and DHX Media. Technicolor…

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TV Series Licensing 

Nickelodeon in a pact with Argentina’s Superstudio

Reading Time: 2 minutes Post Views: 3,559 Happy with its best Q1 ratings in five years, Nickelodeon has entered into a partnership with Argentinian creative agency Superestudio. Revealed at the 2017 Kids’ Choice Awards over the weekend, the new look and feel blends live action with 2D and 3D animation and focuses on the playfulness and imagination in the lives of kids. The new content depicts children interacting with the real world and reimagined versions of Nick’s iconic characters and properties including SpongeBob and The Loud House. The channel also got inspired by the surreal nature…

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Character & Entertainment Entertainment Licensing TV Series Licensing 

Australian pubcaster in search of next great female creators of TV content

Reading Time: < 1 minute Post Views: 3,829 In its support to gender equity and diversity in the Australian film and television industry, Australian pubcaster ABC has launched a programme aimed at finding the next great female creators of TV content for the country’s tween girls with local funding body Screen Australia. Individual applicants, or creative teams, are required to submit a concept for a standalone TV episode that reflects the life of Australian girls encompassing their hopes, dreams and challenges. According to ABC, the content must be appropriate for ABC Me’s eight- to 12-year-old…

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