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Robert Hutchins

Robert Hutchins is the editor of Licensing.biz and ToyNews. Hutchins has worked his way up from Staff Writer to the position of Editor across the two titles, having spent some six years with both ToyNews and Licensing.biz, and what now seems like a lifetime surrounded by toys. You can contact him by emailing robert.hutchins@bizmedia.co.uk or calling him on 0203 143 8780 You can even follow him on Twitter @RobHutchins3 if ranting is your thing...

Executive moves at Sesame Workshop as the brand sees ‘accelerated growth’ in the UK

Sesame Workshop has named Whit Higgins its new vice president, international media distribution and business development. In his new role, Higgins will be responsible for international content distribution for all Sesame Workshop properties, including Sesame Street, which celebrates 50 years in 2019. He will also build partnerships across consumer products, …

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The ToyNews BLE special issue is ready read online now

In a special games and puzzles and Brand Licensing Europe double-up, the latest issue of ToyNews has landed and is ready to read online, on your iPad, laptop or smart device now. Our games and puzzles coverage kicks off with an industry exclusive as ToyNews talks to Asmodee about the formation of its …

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Children’s book series Dinner Detectives lands animated series with BES Animation

The independent production studio BES Animation has acquired the worldwide broadcast and digital content rights to the children’s publishing property Dinner Detectives, with plans to develop the popular books into a multi-platform TV and digital offering. BES Animation will develop the books into a 2D animated television series aimed at four …

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Escape Live opens doors to its Peaky Blinders escape room experiences

By order of the Peaky Blinders, Escape Live will officially open the doors to its two new escape rooms on Tuesday, September 24. The two new Peaky Blinders escape experiences, The Raid and Double Cross will spin off the show’s story lines, while as part of the redevelopment, Escape Live …

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Stephen Davies named MD of BBC Studios Consumer Products and Licensing

Stephen Davies has been appointed managing director of BBC Studios Consumer Products and Licensing in a move which brings together all of the BBC commercial subsidiary’s UK publishing and licensing businesses together for the first time. Davies is currently the director for live entertainment, music and motion gallery at BBC …

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New and reimagined Elmo’s World to land on Tiny Pop in January 2020

Elmo is landing on the UK’s children’s channel, Tiny Pop in January next year, with a new and reimagined Elmo’s World series. It will consist of a run of five-minute interactive episodes covering pre-school topics, live action films and co-operative thinking games. Produced by Sesame Workshop, the non profit organisation …

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Licensing language: Emoji’s Marco Huesges on the global appeal of an icon

When it comes to market awareness, there’s only a handful of brands that can boast the kind of universality that The Emoji Company enjoys today. Transcendent of language barriers and reliant only on the oldest method of communication since humans first recognised their own faces, it’s small wonder that Emoji’s …

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DHX Media rebrands as WildBrain as it appoints new CEO

DHX Media has undergone a company wide rebranding under the name WildBrain following the appointment of Eric Ellenbogen as its new chief executive officer and vice chair. Both mark a big move for the company, who has already begun rolling out the rebrand, as both land as DHX (now WildBrain) …

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Netflix anime series Cannon Busters lines up first licensees

Just over one month into its UK launch on Netflix, Cannon Busters – the latest anime series to hit Eastern shores – has lined up a raft of licensing partners and placement within HMV. According to Reemsborko’s Max Arguile, the man responsible for brokering all of Cannon Busters’ licensing deals …

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BLE 2019 VIDEO: Anna Knight and Powerstation Studios explore licensing videogames

By the end of 2019, the video gaming industry will hit a value of $152 billion, putting the entertainment platform as among the largest in the world – outpacing even the movie business. Of that market, merchandise and licensing is playing an increasingly large role in driving incremental sales of …

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