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Headline News DECODE Ent. Wins Order For Third Season Of Franny's Feet

DECODE Ent. has followed recent major deals for hit preschool series FRANNY'S FEET with a third season commission from Family Channel, an Astral Media network.

The Canadian broadcaster has ordered a further 26x11 minutes, bringing the total to (104x11 or 52x22), and will air the new season on its Playhouse Disney and Family channels.

Recent deals for the property have seen the television series acquired by PBS Kids Sprout, following excellent ratings for the show in the U.S. on THIRTEEN/WNET where it airs daily, and in the U.K., a sale to the Disney Channel.

Headline News Exim To Represent Chorion's Mr. Men & Little Miss In Latin America

Chorion has entered into an agreement with Exim Licensing Group for representation of its MR. MEN & LITTLE MISS publishing-based brand for merchandising and promotions in Latin America, the Caribbean and Hispanic Puerto Rico.

Exim Licensing Group, a leader in the Latin America licensing world, represents many leading entertainment industry companies and brands, including WWE, Discovery Channel, United Media, MGM, American Greetings, DIC Ent,, Nelvana, Pokemon and HIT Ent.

Headline News Licensees Flock To Timmy

Aardman has secured a number of new licensing partners for its brand new stop-motion pre-school property TIMMY including Vivid Imaginations as Master Toy partner and Egmont as Master Publisher.

Vivid Imaginations, the U.K.'s no.1 British toy company, has acquired master toy rights and worldwide manufacturing rights for TIMMY and will be launching products across plush, playsets, games, puzzles and outdoor toys for autumn/winter 2009.

Headline News North American Licensing Agent Named For Martha Speaks

Lindberg Licensing & Promotions has been named the exclusive licensing agency for MARTHA SPEAKS by WGBH Boston and Studio B Productions, a subsidiary of DHX Media.

Lindberg Licensing & Promotions will develop the MARTHA SPEAKS licensing and merchandising program in North America, targeting kids 4 to 8 years old, across key categories including: toys, interactive, apparel, accessories and more.

Headline News Lola & Virginia Continue To Head Around The World

Imira Ent. is heading to next month's Licensing International Show with further deals signed for international hit property LOLA & VIRGINIA. Following hot on the heels of partnerships with Italy's RAI Trade, Panini and Virgin Play (Nintendo DS game), Imira has scored additional broadcast, home entertainment, licensing and interactive deals in territories worldwide.

Headline News New Broadcasters For Zorro: Generation Z

BKN announced that several additional broadcasters have acquired the TV rights to its ZORRO: GENERATION Z property.

Telecinco and Clan TV/TVE in Spain, POP Channel in the U.K., ATV in Hong Kong, Star TV in Greece, SABC in South Africa, Solimac in Malaysia and TV7 in Bulgaria, have all signed up for this animated series (26x22) aimed at boys and girls ages 6 to 12.

Headline News More Hairy Scary Coming To Germany

Copyright Promotions Licensing Group have been appointed as the rights agency in France for HAIRY SCARY, the comic children's animated series from Alphanim.

HAIRY SCARY currently airs on France 3 and The Disney Channel Italy and is scheduled to premiere on Super RTL (Germany) in Q3 of this year.

Headline News Not Lazy In Preparing For MIP TV

Since the implementation of the European sales office in January this year, LazyTown has logged a slew of new sales and licensing deals across the territory.

In Austria Germany and Switzerland, LazyTown has secured licenses with SIGG Switzerland, Trade Mark Collections LTD, Euromic A/S, and across multi-territories, a deal with Original Buff headwear.

In the UK and Ireland, licenses are now in place with William Lamb Footwear for all children's footwear and with Zap Ltd for soft furnishings.

Headline News Deal For Taffy Ent. And Atlantyca Ent.

Just weeks after announcing the launch of a new dedicated licensing division, Milan-based Atlantyca Entertainment has been named the exclusive licensing and merchandising agent in Italy for three of Taffy Ent.'s most popular children's brands, CODE LYOKO, GROWING UP CREEPIE and DIVE OLLY DIVE!

Under the agreement, Atlantyca will secure and manage the licensing and merchandising programs throughout Italy for each brand and explore opportunities in all key licensing categories, including toys and games, apparel, accessories, collectibles, stationery, and packaged goods.

Headline News McLaughlin Appointed To Licensing Manager At Classic

Classic Media, an Entertainment Rights group company, announced today that it has appointed Colin McLaughlin to the position of Licensing Manager, effective immediately.

Based at the company's headquarters in New York, McLaughlin will report to Karyn Schneider, Vice President, Licensing.

McLaughlin brings to Classic Media a proven track record of developing and executing character and brand-driven retail programs.

Headline News H20 Licensing Deal For France And UK

Nickelodeon and Viacom Consumer Products have signed a deal with ZDF Enterprises for licensing and merchandising rights to the hit Australian live action kids' TV show, H20 -- JUST ADD WATER, in France and the UK.

NVCP in France and the UK will exclusively represent the property across publishing, interactive (PC and console games), apparel, accessories, toys, games and paper products.

Headline News Storm Hawks To Soar Onto Shelves

The high-flying transforming action of Nerd Corps Entertainment's original series STORM HAWKS will soon come to retail stores in the form of trading cards, toys, apparel, bedding and footwear.

The hit 3D action/comedy series is currently airing on Cartoon Network five days a week during the network's afternoon programming block.

Headline News Shaun the Sheep Grazes Widely

Aardman Animations hit childrens brand SHAUN THE SHEEP continues to expand its international presence, securing a raft of new TV and licensing deals worldwide.

Since its launch at MIPCOM 06, SHAUN THE SHEEP has racked up television sales and licensing deals in over 150 territories and has won several prestigious accolades including the Cristal Award for Best TV Production at the Annecy Animated Film Festival 2007 and the Audience Choice Award at the World Comedy Film Festival 2007.

Headline News HIT Ent. and Turner Announce Indian Licensing Agreement

Leading independent children's production company HIT Ent. has announced a strategic partnership with Turner Int'l India Pvt. Ltd. extending their existing TV deal to include licensing representation of HIT's popular preschool properties BOB THE BUILDER and THOMAS & FRIENDS. The shows, launched and promoted by Turner's flagship kids' channel Cartoon Network across India, are among the top-rated properties across Indian kids' television networks. The licensing rights include apparel and accessories, stationery, toys and games.

Headline News BKN Expands L&M

Distribution and marketing company BKN International AG has announced the expansion of its Barcelona and London licensing operations. The move will support the upcoming worldwide launch in 2008 and 2009 of DORK HUNTERS FROM OUTER SPACE, ZORRO -- GENERATION Z, STONE AGE, and POCKET PENGUIN ADVENTURES.

Headline News Fox Appoints New Licensing VP

As part of an effort to accelerate the growth of its presence in the Asia-Pacific markets, Twentieth Century Fox has announced the appointment of Grant Kahn to VP of International Licensing. Kahn has more than 13 years of international business development experience, representing U.S. companies in strategic planning, marketing and selling to Asia-Pacific countries.

Headline News Licensing Shop Opens Sesame

Toronto-based The Licensing Shop has been named as the new licensing representative in Canada for Sesame Workshop beginning January 2008. Flagship show SESAME STREET reaches over 70% of Canadian households via PBS and other Workshop shows are available on Treehouse TV. Sesame Workshop will invest the proceeds it receives from the sale of Sesame products back into its educational projects for children around the globe.

Headline News Classic Media Appoints New Licensing VP

Classic Media, an Entertainment Rights group company, today announced the appointment of Karyn Schneider to the position of VP, Licensing for its operations in North America, effective immediately. Based at the company's headquarters in New York, the position reports to Nicole Blake, SVP, Marketing.

Headline News Fifi Goes East

Chapman Ent.'s FIFI AND THE FLOWERTOTS is branching out from its U.K. roots and moving into Eastern Europe, reports KIDSCREEN. The move is facilitated by merchandising deals inked by U.K. licensing agent/distributor Target Ent.

Additionally, licensing agency One2Play is combing the former Yugoslavian territories for Fifi licensees; distribution outfits Modell and Hobby have signed with French toy company Jemini and Corgi to get Fifi into Hungary and Romania; and Target has made an exclusive toy distribution deal with Edutoys in Latvia and Estonia.

Headline News Big Big Friend Wins Big Big Challenge

Breakthrough Animation and 2-D Lab's children's animated series MY BIG BIG FRIEND (52x11) has won The Licensing Challenge, sponsored by License Global! at this year's MIPCOM Jr.

The Licensing Challenge is a pitching session that showcases the TV property with the highest licensing potential. The international jury included Leigh Anne Brodsky (Nickelodeon), Stan Clutton (Fisher Price), Anna Hewitt (BBC), Andrew Lane (Hasbro), John Lee (World World), and Richard Woolf (Jetix). The panelist of judges selected MY BIG BIG FRIEND from a short list of five entrants based on:

Headline News Decode Steps Up Franny's Feet Licensing Campaign

Decode Ent. has inked a number of new licensing deals for its hit preschool property FRANNY'S FEET, including a deal with Allumination Filmworks for U.S. home entertainment and a further home entertainment agreement with Mediaway in Poland. Decode has also signed up a number of international licensing sub-agents through its representative, The Sharpe Company, including CPLG (Copyright Promotions) in France and Italy, Scandinavia's Alicom Licensing, IMC (International Merchandising Consultants) in Argentina and Korea's Asiana Licensing.