German broadcaster Super RTL has acquired licensing rights for Vodka’s multi-platform property Bugsted in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
A continued slope in domestic and foreign sales has contributed to mega retailer Toys ‘R’ Us’ decision to withdraw its proposed initial public offering. The move comes amid the company’s latest financial report that saw fourth-quarter holiday sales fall roughly 3% to US$5.8 billion.
The collective group of apps based on eOne’s Peppa Pig has surpassed one million downloads on iOS, Nokia and Android platforms in the UK. Offline, the brand is gaining traction in the publishing category, as sales of Redan Publishing’s Fun to Learn Peppa Pig magazine have hit a record high.
As gaming properties like Angry Birds continue their migration to the toy aisles, consultancy groups AT New Media and Virtual World Licensing have launched a new venture designed to offer services to gaming, social and virtual brands that are looking to enter the world of toy licensing.
Gaming industry vet Jeff Nuzzi is taking the helm as director of digital media at entertainment company Rubicon Group Holding, where among his first order of business is adapting the boy-centric collectible property Monster In My Pocket for digital platforms.
The Gangnam Style trend showed the world that South Korea might just be the next global pop-culture hub. In its wake, The Jim Henson Company has mined the territory, finding IP I Love Egg, which it intends to take to global TV and consumer products markets.
Licensed products based on preschool brand The Hive can now be purchased online thanks to a new partnership between Space Enterprises and UK-based e-commerce facilitator Heroes for Kids.