Character & Entertainment TV & Films 

BBC Worldwide secures licensees to develop products for “Hey Duggee” in Australia

Reading Time: < 1 minute Post Views: 3,584 BBC Worldwide has inked a number of licensees to develop new products and events for its preschool property “Hey Duggee” in Australia, reported by the Global Licensing. ABC Shop has signed on to create an additional range of “Hey Duggee” soft lines this winter Designworks Clothing Company will also release a new collection of apparel in association with Big W. Winning Moves to launch a new line of branded toys, including branded versions of Junior Guess Who and Top Trumps. The Royal Easter Show and Foxtel are…

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Game Licensing 

John Adams ties up with BBC Worldwide

Reading Time: 2 minutes Post Views: 3,215     John Adams has tied up with BBC Worldwide to produce/manufacture and distribute the first ever official Strictly Come Dancing board game. The final artwork of the board game is expected to be previewed in London at Toy Fair 2018 while the product will be available at retail in July 2018. “This is a really exciting opportunity for us and we are very much looking forward to launching the game at Toy Fair 2018,” said Simon Pilkington, MD of John Adams. “We are confident the game…

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Entertainment Licensing 

9 Story Media Group in a number of broadcast deals

Reading Time: < 1 minute Post Views: 5,960 9 Story Media Group has secured a number of deals across Asia Pacific for its portfolio of kids and family content. Over 550 episodes have been licensed to broadcasters and content partners across the territory with agreements spanning South East Asia, India, Taiwan and Australia. Peg + Cat, Wild Kratts, 3 Amigonauts and Camp Lakebottom are among the series to have been sold to the region. BBC Worldwide has picked up seasons one and two of Peg + Cat, the Emmy award winning pre-school series, for its…

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Institutional Licensing Uncategorized 

BBC Worldwide to merge with BBC Studios

Reading Time: 2 minutes Post Views: 3,435   In a move to compete against rival broadcasters like ITV and Endemol Shine in the best possible manner, the BBC has decided to merge its commercial arm BBC Worldwide with its production arm BBC Studios into a single operation. The combined business is expected to begin operating in April. The new entity, which will remain as BBC Studios, will be led by Tim Davie as chief executive officer and Mark Linsey as chief creative officer will aim to bring the broadcaster in line with the rest…

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Merchandise Licensing 

BBC Worldwide strikes deal with CPLG; names Chicco as key toy partner

Reading Time: 2 minutes Post Views: 4,071 BBC Worldwide has struck a licensing deal with CPLG and named Chicco as a key toy partner in Italy.   The deal will enable Chicco to manufacture and distribute Hey Duggee product to its 150 plus stores in Italy and sell via other retail stores in the country.   The Hey Duggee product line that is set to launch in Chicco’s stores this autumn will include plush and new talking plush toys featuring dubbed Italian voices from the localised version of the TV series, figurines and play sets as…

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Movie Licensing 

Toy firm Character Options renews deal with BBC Worldwide for sci-fi series Doctor Who

Reading Time: 2 minutes Post Views: 2,802 Toy firm Character Options has renewed its deal with BBC Worldwide as UK master toy licensee for long-running sci-fi series Doctor Who, following the announcement that Jodie Whittaker would take up the iconic role, as the first ever female Doctor. “We are very happy that Character Options will continue to be the lead licensee for our Doctor Who merchandise,” commented Rikesh Desai, licensing director for merchandise and gaming, BBC Worldwide. “Their products excite and delight UK fans and we are looking forward to working closely with them over…

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Toys & Games 

Mr Tumble Learning Pad to be out soon

Reading Time: < 1 minute Post Views: 2,661 Trends UK and BBC Worldwide have announced that a new Mr Tumble Learning Pad will hit the retail market soon. Lindsay Hardy, Trends UK Marketing Director said, “We are really excited about working with BBC Worldwide on this well-loved property. The Mr Tumble Learning Pad is an ideal toy for any fan of the programme because it combines recognising colours, letters, numbers, musical instruments with the lovely Mr Tumble and his friends. It’s a truly interactive and fun learning toy.” Julie Kekwick, Senior Licensing Manager, BBC Worldwide…

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Brand Licensing Corporate Brand 

BBC Worldwide seals licensing deal with Amazon India

Reading Time: 2 minutes Post Views: 5,318 BBC Worldwide, today, announced a deal with Amazon that will give Amazon Prime members in India access to more than 600 hours of award-winning and popular factual and pre-school content from the BBC. “In the last year or so, we have seen digital consumption in India increase exponentially,” said Myleeta Aga, SVP and GM India, BBC Worldwide. “We are very excited to be partnering with Amazon Prime Video India to satisfy viewers’ demands for quality, premium programs from the BBC.” Nitesh Kripalani, Director and Country Head, Amazon…

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Character & Entertainment Entertainment Licensing 

CPLG to represent flagship brands for BBC Worldwide

Reading Time: < 1 minute Post Views: 3,679 BBC Worldwide has named CPLG to represent its flagship brands for licensing across all EMEA territories As part of the deal, CPLG will manage brands including Top Gear, Doctor Who and BBC Earth, as well as pre-school shows Go Jetters, Hey Duggee and Sarah & Duck. “From pre-schoolers to petrolheads our brands are loved around the world by audiences of all ages. Our licensing business exists to extend fan’s enjoyment of the BBC programmes they love and CPLG are the perfect partner to help us do this,”…

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