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Licensing International’s Young Professionals Network 2020 breakfast cancelled over coronavirus outbreak

Licensing International has announced the cancellation of this week’s Young Professionals Network 2020 breakfast event in London due to the escalating coronavirus outbreak and the latest Government advice. The event was due to be held at the Club at the Ivy on Covent Garden this Friday, March 20th, but has …

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Egmont sees record revenue of €1.7bn but warns of challenging year ahead amid coronavirus pandemic

The international media group, Egmont – home of Egmont Publishing and subsidiaries including Norway’s TV 2 and Nordisk Film, has reported a revenue growth of €79 million in its full year 2019 financials, driven by TV, streaming, video gaming, and e-commerce. The media group hit a revenue record of €1.7bn …

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Nintendo helps LEGO reinvent its traditional building system with LEGO Super Mario

The LEGO Group and Nintendo have shed light on the teased partnership that got the rumour mills spinning at the start of this week with the reveal of a new building system that brings Super Mario into the physical LEGO world. Neither a video game nor a traditional LEGO brick-based …

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Cartoon Network partners with Outright Games to develop new Ben 10 video game

Cartoon Network has struck up a partnership with the family entertainment publisher Outright Games to develop and launch a new video game set within the world of Ben 10. Developed by the Philadelphia-based studio PHL Collective, the new video game title will launch on consoles and PC later this year. …

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Dr Seuss Enterprises launches its first AR digital learning app to teach kids the alphabet

Dr. Seuss Enterprises has launched its first augmented reality app for the popular Dr Seuss title, Dr Seuss’ ABC – An Amazing AR Alphabet App. A digital learning-focused app, the launch is the first part in a series of digital educational experiences to surface, all of which will be based …

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The Asmodee Group is opening its games portfolio up to interactive and video game developers

The Asmodee Group, a powerhouse in tabletop gaming and board game entertainment, is looking to bring its portfolio of brands and IPs into the interactive video games and digital games market. In the firm’s latest move, it is opening the floodgates to developers in the video gaming sector, eyeing partnerships …

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Sonic the Hedgehog races to set new video game adaptation record at global Box Office

Paramount and SEGA’s Sonic the Hedgehog movie has set a new record for a video game-big screen adaptation, ringing in a three-day domestic opening of $58 million in the US. The film’s projected four-day gross of $70 million is among the best showings for a Presidents Day long weekend opening. …

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To the victor: Warhammer and it’s march upon the global hobby, retail, and licensing scene

Games Workshop’s Warhammer is massively successful. Seriously. Over the past three years – since the onset of Brexit fell upon us – Warhammer has doubled the size of its business. Last year, it ended £81million in profit. Robert Hutchins talks to senior licensing manager, Zoe Smith about how the franchise …

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SEGA joins forces with Puma to launch latest Sonic sports style collection

SEGA is once again joining forces with the sports brand Puma to bring Sonic, the world’s fastest hedgehog and the video game maker’s flagship character to the world of sports style fashion. Launching ahead of the release of the upcoming blockbuster Sonic the Hedgehog movie, SEGA’s famous character will feature …

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Cyber Group Studios partners with Outright Games for first Gigantosaurus video game

The animation entertainment company, Cyber ​​Group Studios has partnered with the games publisher Outright Games to launch the first video game based on the animated Gigantosaurus series. The hugely-popular CGI-animated program, which is currently airing its first season on Disney Junior worldwide has just been commissioned by The Walt Disney Company and France Télévisions for …

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