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CPLG to develop The Inbetweeners and Tipping Point licensing programmes in Banijay UK deal

CPLG is to develop new licensing programmes for hit UK properties such as The Inbetweeners, the ’90s game show The Crystal Maze, and the daytime hit, Tipping Point among others, thanks to a new agreement with Banijay UK.

The UK arm of Banijay Group, a global production and distribution company, has appointed CPLG as its local licensing agent. It will see CPLG take on management in the UK of the consumer product programmes for a portfolio of popular brands across factual, formats, scripted and kid’s genres.

CPLG’s initial focus will be to develop consumer product programmes for comedy series, The Inbetweeners; hit 1990s game show, The Crystal Maze; popular factual show, Eat Well for Less?; CBeebies hit, Do You Know?; and the daytime game show, Tipping Point.

Target product categories will include apparel and accessories; gifting; toys and games, including STEM toys; publishing; and promotions.

John Taylor, managing director, CPLG UK, said: “We are incredibly excited to have been selected by Banijay to work on their roster of TV hits, which span a wide variety of genres and have legions of fans up and down the country.

“Many of the TV programmes have never been extended into consumer products, so we see considerable opportunity to amplify these shows and broaden their appeal through exciting and original product ranges.”

Nick Young, group brand and commercial director, Banijay Group, added: “CPLG is the perfect agency to bring some of our key titles to life through extensions that reflect the distinct values of each brand and fan base. With many of our brands exhibiting huge potential in this space, we are looking forward to getting the ball rolling on exploring the licensees and retailers that can help boost the value of our brands via new product offerings.”

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