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Nickelodeon Networks Australia and New Zealand has appointed Ben Cox as vice president and general manager.
JAM Media has partnered with ABC Kids in Australia to air its brand-new preschool series “Becca’s Bunch.”
Sesame Workshop, the non-profit organization behind “Sesame Street,” has named Headstart International as its new regional toy licensee for Australia and New Zealand.
Paws Inc. has tapped Global Licensing NZ to represent Garfield and associated characters for licensing throughout Australia and New Zealand, beginning Jan. 1, 2017.
Entertainment One has revealed plans for the first theatrical release of “Peppa Pig” content in the U.K. and Australia.
Haven Licensing has partnered with Australian label BlackMilk to create a range of apparel featuring the artwork of New York street artist Buff Monster.
Boat Rocker Brands, the global marketing and merchandising arm of Boat Rocker Media, has tapped a number of licensees to expand “The Next Step” TV series globally.
In celebration of the 100-year anniversary of May Gibbs’ Gumnut Babies, licensing agency Merchantwise has tapped Kip & Co for its capsule collection for kids and babies.
The Sharpe Company and Takkoda have tapped the Wish Factory to create a range of merchandise inspired by Takkoda’s pet art collection Pets Rock.
Microsoft has appointed Beanstalk to represent its video game console brand Xbox in the U.K., Europe, Australia and New Zealand.
Blizzard Entertainment has teamed with Scholastic to create a new book series for kids based on the “World of Warcraft” video game franchise.
BBC Worldwide Australia and New Zealand has secured three new licensees to create merchandise inspired by its preschool series “Hey Duggee.”
Designer Robin Zingone and licensee Robert Kaufman Fabrics have teamed to place the Mums Moderne textile collection in Spotlight stores throughout Australia and online.
DreamWorks Animation will release its new TV series “Home: Adventures with Tip & Oh,” on Netflix, July 29.
Playboy Enterprises has partnered with two licensees–Supreme and Bras N Things–for new and renewed deals.
CBS has entered two broadcast agreements with Sky Atlantic and Stan, a joint venture between Nine Entertainment and Fairfax Media, to bring Showtime to the U.K. and Australia, respectively.
SmileyWorld has inked three new publishing deals with licensees in the Netherlands, Italy and Australia.
BBC Worldwide ANZ has appointed Dustin Lockett to serve as its commercial director.
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