Character & Entertainment 

CBBC and Family Channel commission Malory Towers

DHX Media and King Bert Productions announced that the new live-action series, Malory Towers, has been greenlit by CBBC, the BBC’s channel for children aged 6-12, and DHX Television’s Family Channel. Malory Towers is based on the iconic book series of the same name by Enid Blyton and follows 12-year-old Darrell Rivers as she leaves home for the first time to attend an all-girls’ boarding school. Principal photography on Malory Towers begins this month in Toronto, Canada, and will shift to the UK in September 2019. The series is expected…

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Rocket Licensing appointed to manage UK licensing for Horrible Histories

Hard on the heels of the news that independent licensing company Rocket Licensing has been appointed global children’s publishing, education and media company, to manage UK licensing for Horrible Histories by Scholastic, the global children’s publishing, education and media company, comes the news of a Horrible Histories feature film. Yes, the brand that has become the world’s bestselling children’s history-book series and boasts of an international hit TV show and sell-out international stage shows is on its way to the big screen. Scheduled to go into production next year and…

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Brand Licensing Corporate Brand 

BBC Worldwide seals licensing deal with Amazon India

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 Prime Video India,…

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Character & Entertainment Entertainment Licensing 

CPLG to represent flagship brands for BBC Worldwide

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,” said Andrew Moultrie,…

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