Character Licensing 

DHX brands signs new licensing deals for ‘Teletubbies’ in South Korea

Reading Time: < 1 minute Post Views: 3,215 DHX Brands has signed nine new consumer products licensees for its Teletubbies brand in South Korea. The news follows the recent launch of the new Teletubbies series in South Korea on the country’s leading public broadcaster, KBS, and on streaming services Naver TV and Naver Junior. The new consumer products line builds on the strategy to expand the Teletubbies brand throughout Asia and capitalize on the significant opportunity in the region. Targeting both children and adults, and aiming to tap into the brand’s strong heritage in South…

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Event 

Kidscreen’s Asian Animation Summit heads to Seoul this year

Reading Time: < 1 minute Post Views: 2,444 Kidscreen announced seventh-annual Asian Animation Summit that will take place in Seoul, South Korea from November 28 to 30. Almost 250 attendees are expected to take part in the event, which is designed to attract producers of animation who are interested in co-producing projects with partners in Asia-Pacific countries, as well as broadcasters, distributors and investors from the region and beyond. Over the course of the three-day event, 24 projects from Korea, Malaysia, Indonesia, Australia, Thailand, China and elsewhere in Asia-Pacific that are brand-new to the market…

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Character & Entertainment 

SS Animent to bring Suzy’s Zoo to South Korea

Reading Time: 2 minutes Post Views: 3,862 Lawless Entertainment announced the conclusion of a deal with SS Animent Inc on behalf of Suzy’s Zoo.  SS Animent Inc. will officially introduce the Little Suzy’s Zoo character set to South Korea for the first time in Suzy’s Zoo’s 50-year history.  “I am so excited that SS Animent will be bringing the little duck Witzy and his stuffed animal friends to South Korea! Nothing could make me happier than to reach across the globe to make new friends through my characters,” said Suzy’s Zoo creator, Suzy Spafford.…

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Brand & Lifestyle Character & Entertainment 

Teletubbies head to South Korea with new broadcast agency deals

Reading Time: 2 minutes Post Views: 3,858 DHX Brands, the dedicated brand management and consumer products arm of DHX Media announced that the new Teletubbies series has been picked up by South Korea’s leading public broadcaster, KBS. This is the first South Korean broadcaster signed for the new Teletubbies series. Additionally, SMG Holdings/Joon International has been appointed as the licensing agent for Teletubbies in South Korea and is expected to begin rolling out a consumer products program in the territory later this year. Commenting on the association, Peter Byrne, EVP DHX Brands, said, “There…

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Toy Licensing Toys & Games 

Mattel Expands Presence in South Korea

Reading Time: 2 minutes Post Views: 3,363 Company Forges Strategic Relationships with Leading Korean Toy Companies Strengthening its presence in key geographies throughout Asia, Mattel, Inc. today announced that it has finalized strategic relationships with Choirock Contents Factory, Co., Ltd. and Sonokong Co, Ltd., two of Korea’s most successful and established toy industry leaders. Under the terms of an agreement with Choirock, Mattel will serve as master toy licensee for the hugely popular Turning Mecard franchise, currently the number one toy franchise in South Korea by sales1. Under the terms of the deal, Mattel will manufacture, distribute and market…

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