LICENSING EXPO 2017: A+E Networks partner with Franco for housewares and textiles categories

A+E Networks has partnered with Franco to bring popular television properties to texiles and housewares.

The new multi-year licensing agreement includes licensing rights for History’s Ancient Aliens, The Curse of Oak Island, SIX and Knightfall; as well as Lifetime’s Bring It! and A+E’s Duck Dynasty.

Franco will develop and distribute multi-category collections inspired by each property, encompassing bedding and bedding accessories, beach towels, beach accessories and decorative bath products. Merchandise will be available in-store and online at department stores, mass retailers and specialty retailers starting spring 2018 in the US and Canada.

“We are excited to be working with Franco, a manufacturing and retail expert, to introduce new product lines for our core franchises and buzzed-about series for fans to enjoy in fun new ways,” commented Jill Tully, vice president, brand licensing, A+E Networks.

“We are thrilled to partner with A+E Networks on new products that will capture the essence of these highly engaging and diverse properties,” added Stacee Sobin, vice president, licensing, Franco. “Featuring beloved characters and iconic show imagery, this quality home, bath and beach line will appeal to fans of all ages.”

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