Character & Entertainment Character Licensing Collaborations 

Blue Ant Media buys preschool series Jelly Jamm

Canadian producer, distributor and channel operator Blue Ant Media has bought CGI animated preschool series Jelly Jamm from its Spanish creator Vodka Capital. The deal includes two seasons of the show, 13 original songs, 17 characters, social media platforms and all licensing and merchandising rights. Blue Ant Media said it will explore the possibility of expanding the Jelly Jamm content offering. The series, aimed at four- to seven-year-olds, currently airs on ZooMoo Network’s linear channels across Asia, Latin America, EMEA, US Hispanic, Brazil and Australia. ZooMoo Network is an interactive…

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Character Character & Entertainment Character Licensing 

Two new licensees join the Angry Birds nest!

New partners have joined the programme for world-famous gaming brand Angry Birds, after Bulldog Licensing secured deals with two major licensees. Angry Birds is the mobile game series that has transcended its original medium to become a global phenomenon. The franchise features a host of titles and is one of the most popular mobile game series of all time, with over 4 billion downloads since the launch of the original Angry Birds game in 2009. Angry Birds is now a massive property with a reach across the generations and has…

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Character & Entertainment Character Licensing Collaborations 

TeamTO appoints Surge as exclusive licensing agent or Mighty Mike in US & Canada

Leading European kids entertainment studio TeamTO has appointed New York based Surge Licensing as the exclusive licensing and merchandising agent for the Mighty Mike brand in the U.S. and Canada. The appointment coincides with the 2019 international roll-out of the beloved kids’ series across TV channels.  Mighty Mike which premiered on Family Channel (Canada) in March, will air on Boomerang (streaming in the EMEA, Asia Pacific and Latam) as of May, with further announcements to follow. “We are delighted to announce this partnership with Surge, a boutique agency that from…

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Collaborations Music Licensing 

Universal Music signs licensing agreement with uduX

Universal Music Group has signed an licensing agreement with Nigerian music streaming service uduX. Universal Music Group is the first major music company to license its catalog to uduX. uduX is currently available via monthly subscription through Habari by GTBank, a leading platform for music, shopping and lifestyle content launched in November 2018. Reports said that the service will also be fully incorporated into the Nigerian music market. Users will now have access to UMG’s extensive catalog of both Nigerian and global recording artists including Eminem, Tekno, Post Malone, Nicki Minaj, Lady Zamar, Lil…

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Collaborations Global Licensing Music Music Licensing 

Boomplay signs licensing deal with Warner Music

Boomplay, the largest music streaming and download service in Africa, has signed a direct licensing agreement with Warner Music to bring the record company’s diverse global roster of music to the region. Under ther terms of agreement, it will allow Boomplay to distribute Warner Music’s extensive catalogue of more than one million songs to its community of listeners in ten countries; Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. The deal will provide Warner Music’s artists with direct access and exposure to Boomplay’s millions of users…

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Toys & Games 

Mattel inks licensing deal with FlyFrog Kids for Barbie Furniture

Mattel and Delhi-based Fly Frog Kids have signed licensing agreement to launch kid’s  furniture and room accessories in India Under the agreement, FlyFrog will roll out Barbie- and Hot Wheels-branded furniture and room accessories in India. The co-founders refused to comment on investments, but said they will look to raise funds in the next 6-8 months. FlyFrog already sells kids furniture and décor products through the online channel under its own brand. It also offers customised design solutions across 13 cities for kids’ rooms. Kaul, co-founder, FlyFrog Kids, said “We…

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Character Licensing Food Licensing 

Alvin and Chipmunks partners Citterio for new range of food products

Popular children’s show Alvin and the Chipmunks is making its move into the food aisle thanks to a new partnership with the Italian packaged cooked meats and snacks specialist, Citterio. The new deal will see the hit property launch its own branded range of UnDueTris snacks in supermarkets and hypermarkets across Italy. UnDueTris offers a range of snacks in two flavours: salame and ham, each accompanied by fragrant breadsticks and apple puree made for eating on the go.Each themed pack will feature sketches of Alvin and his troupe of friends…

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Institutional Licensing 

Staples Inc. Expands With New Licensing Program

Staples, Inc has announced that it will be expanding its brand into a range of solutions-oriented services and products via licensing agreements The first agreement is with GRM for Staples Records and Cloud Management, a new solution designed to help businesses of any size store and manage records, with a focus on security and compliance. Under Staples’s new licensing program, companies will now be able to license the trusted Staples trademark to launch Staples-branded offerings across a wide range of products and services. The licensing program will also help Staples…

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