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Global licensed sports merch to hit $46.87bn by 2026, says latest data

The global licensed sports merchandise market is tipped to hit a projected value of $46.87bn by the year 2026, a five per cent increase on its current estimated value of $31.07bn. This is according to the latest from Data Bridge Market Research, an insights firm with an eye on the …

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Universal launches Jurassic World Evolution: Claire’s Sanctuary

Universal Pictures is continuing to build out its Jurassic World universe with the launch of a new digital spin-off in Jurassic World Evolution: Claire’s Sanctuary. Created by Frontier Developments, the new platform is a premium downloadable content pack for PC< PlayStation 4 and Xbox One and includes a host of …

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BBC Studios eyes Hey Duggee growth in China with PPW partnership

Hey Duggee, the popular children’s TV series produced by BBC Studios, is expanding its international reach, having secured a new agent and licensee for Greater China in PPW Sports and Entertainment. The partnership – and plans for the Chinese market – was unveiled at the China-UK Economic and Financial Dialogue …

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Egmont Publishing ready to ‘shake up kids’ magazines’ with Ryan’s World brand

Egmont Publishing will be part of the ongoing global domination of Ryan’s World, having just secured the rights to publish the official Ryan’s World magazine and books. Ryan is the seven year old star of RyanToys Review, a YouTube channel that attracts 60 million views a month in the UK …

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Magic Light secures major worldwide broadcasters for The Snail and the Whale

Magic Light Pictures has detailed a raft of pre-sales for its new half-hour animated special, The Snail and the Whale to broadcasters across Europe, Australia and Africa. The latest small-screen adaptation from the world of published Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler titles, The Snail and the Whale will premier in …

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LMI named worldwide licensing agent for the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust

LMI has been named as the worldwide licensing agents for the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, to promote the legacy of the Bard through licensing programmes across homeware, textiles, gifts, jewellery and more. LMI will represent the educational, heritage brand in all territories with the exception of The People’s Republic of China, …

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Iggy Pop leaps into licensing with Stumptown Coffee Roasters

Iggy Pop – the Godfather of Punk – has leapt into licensing having launched a collaboration with Stumptown Coffee Roasters for a special edition, branded coffee. Under the collaboration, Iggy Pop designed the limited edition coffee’s packaging with his own artwork, and plays a starring role in the brand’s video …

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Uniqlo brings Blizzard video game IP to clothing ranges on global scale

Uniqlo, a juggernaut on the licensed fashion scene, has detailed a new partnership with Blizzard Entertainment to bring its popular gaming franchises Overwatch, World of Warcraft, Hearthstone, Diablo III and StarCraft II to the apparel space. The newly released t-shirts are part of Uniqlo’s spring/summer 2019 collection. Across the range, …

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Harry Potter franchise hits £44m in value sales in the UK as one toy sold every five minutes

The Harry Potter franchise is conjuring up some impressive sales figures, as the NPD reveals that one Harry Potter toy is sold every five minutes here in the UK. The figure puts the Wizarding franchise second only to Disney’s Star Wars in terms of value sales. The NPD points out …

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