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Amelia Bedford to Manage BKN Brands in U.K.

Amelia Bedford joins BKN International A.G. as brand manager for the U.K. responsible for licensing in the U.K. across the range of BKN's brands, including LEGEND OF THE DRAGON, KONG - THE ANIMATED SERIES and KONG: KING OF ATLANTIS. She joins the New Media team and will help coordinate and implement marketing and promotional activity.

Bedford was senior brand manager at HIT Ent., working on renowned brands Angelina Ballerina and Barney. Prior to that she worked at Jetix Consumer Products as U.K. licensing manager.

Nicola Andrews, vp, sales and marketing of BKN said, "We are delighted to welcome Amelia to the New Media team. Amelia has a strong background in the children's animated television industry having worked with both Jetix and HIT Ent. and we are confident that she will make a valuable contribution at BKN."

The Frankfurt and London listed BKN Intl ( is a global animation company engaged in the distribution and marketing of animated childrens television programs and the marketing of related consumer products (licensing and merchandising) in all forms. Its library includes LEGEND OF THE DRAGON, TRIPLE THREAT FROM OUTER SPACE, SHANGHAI TIGER, UBOS, KONG THE ANIMATED SERIES, ROSWELL CONSPIRACIES, MONSTER RANCHER, POCKET DRAGON ADVENTURES and HIGHLANDER - THE ANIMATED SERIES. The company is currently listed on the Deutsche Bourse and AIM and it operates all over the world. BKN has successfully negotiated distribution deals in more than 80 countries and territories in the childrens programming market.