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Amazon reaches agreement to acquire MGM Studios in $8.45bn deal

Amazon has reached a deal to acquire MGM Studios for $8.45 billion, the second largest acquisition ever for the online goliath and one that sees Amazon take up MGM’s vast catalogue of some 4,000 films and blockbuster franchises, including James Bond. The deal represents a major milestone in the tech …

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Chancellor ‘considering tax on online giants’ to help payback Government’s Covid spending

Amazon and other major online retailers could be facing a new online sales tax to help the UK pay its debts following extensive borrowing during the pandemic. Treasury sources have confirmed that Chancellor Rishi Sunak is considering initiating a tax that will target companies who have done well out of …

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Animaccord lands new Amazon Prime Video partnership for Masha and the Bear

Animaccord has struck up a new deal with Amazon Prime Video to bring its flagship Masha and the Bear seasons one to three, as well as its spin-offs Masha’s Spooky Stories and Masha’s Tales to audiences across a number of territories. In a multi-territory partnership, Prime Video has acquired the …

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Pre-school hit Sunny Bunnies celebrates UK retailer and broadcast commitment for 2021

The popular pre-school IP Sunny Bunnies has secured further commitment to its feature plush range with major UK supermarket chains, department stores, and online retailers through 2021, including the likes of Argos, Tesco, Amazon, and other independent toy retailers. The range, developed by the plush toy specialist, Posh Paws, launched …

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Amazon launches dedicated eco-friendly shopping platform to the UK and Europe

Amazon has launched a new dedicated ‘eco-friendly’ shopping platform to help consumers in the UK and Europe find household products that are driving the sustainability movement forward. The platform lists more than 40,000 items that will carry certificates from the likes of Fairtrade International and the Carbon Trust. The move …

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Universal Pictures celebrates 35 years of Back to the Future with major campaign

From fan created content, Amazon exclusives, and a whole host of toys, games and more, this year, Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment are taking fans of the Back to the Future franchise on an 88mph journey across the categories to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the iconic time-travelling series. Where …

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YouTube skateboarding channel Braille turns to footwear after successful toy range debut

The leading skateboarding YouTube Channel, Braille Skateboarding, is building on the international success of its officially licensed range of toy fingerboards and skate ramps with a leap into the world of footwear. In a partnership brokered by Semaphore Licensing, the skate brand has teamed with R&R Footwear to develop a …

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Barbie, Star Wars and LEGO Super Mario among leading licenses in Amazon’s top toys for Christmas

Classic and retro licenses including Barbie, Star Wars, Back to the Future and Super Mario have been billed among the top picks for predicted best-selling toys this Christmas by Amazon UK, proving the might of nostalgia in 2020 as we head into the critical Christmas shopping season. Amazon.co.uk is betting …

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Magic Light Pictures partners with Amazon UK for first Gruffalo Alexa-voice skill

Magic Light Pictures, the BAFTA winning and Oscar nominated production company, has teamed up with Amazon UK to launch the first Gruffalo Alexa voice experience. Called Gruffalo Move, the voice experience is an immersive and interactive audio game, available in the UK and the US, which allows users to meet …

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UK toy industry calls for Government action against illegal and unsafe products sold online

A report conducted by the British Toy and Hobby Association into the sale of toys via online marketplaces found that 58 per cent of those selected for assessment did not comply with the UK toy safety regulations. The findings have prompted the industry body to call for widespread change and …

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