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Wide Eyes News from the Tube (June 2019 Edition)

Wide Eyes News from the Tube (June 2019 Edition)

Wide Eyes News from the Tube is written by a leading industry expert and is focused on providing a quick snapshot of the best opportunities in the television & animation market. The pre-school TV show Play School has been broadcasting continuously on ABC TV since July 1966 and continues to be one of Australia’s most…

REP Worldwide, Building a New Sports Licensing Marketplace

REP Worldwide, Building a New Sports Licensing Marketplace

There is power in the collective voice. This sentiment is now taking hold in sports licensing through the efforts of REP Worldwide, the NFL Players Association’s groundbreaking, group player brand management and representation business. In just over a year, REP Worldwide has engineered historic gains. Across women’s soccer, women’s basketball and men’s and women’s rugby,…

Introducing Edition 30 of The Bugg Report Magazine at Licensing Expo

Introducing Edition 30 of The Bugg Report Magazine at Licensing Expo

Next Monday will see the Licensing Industry arrive at Licensing Expo in Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay Convention Centre. Since last year there has been a lot that has happened, not only in the licensing business but also in the world generally. We have seen Amazon launch their business as a serious retail contender…

Wide Eyes News from the Tube (March 2019 Edition)

Wide Eyes News from the Tube (March 2019 Edition)

Wide Eyes News from the Tube is written by a leading industry expert and is focused on providing a quick snapshot of the best opportunities in the television & animation market. The Subscription Video on Demand (SVOD) business in Australia has been growing exponentially and in 2019 and 2020 there will be a whole new…

Where to for Amazon in Australia?

Where to for Amazon in Australia?

Twelve months ago there was a lot of noise around Amazon’s launch here in Australia. It is widely reported that this was a soft launch at best. Historically they have been known to play the long game. It is reported that their first year’s sales, although they were only trading for a short time, was…

Meet Bluey, Australia’s Favourite Pup!

Meet Bluey, Australia’s Favourite Pup!

A little blue heeler pup from the hilly suburbs of Brisbane has won the hearts of families across the country. In just a few short months, animated series Bluey has become one of the top children’s programs in Australia and is set for more exciting developments in 2019. The series follows six year-old Bluey, an…

According to Downsey – Edition 5 (Groundhog Day)

According to Downsey – Edition 5 (Groundhog Day)

This article was written by Ian Downes, Director at Start Licensing Limited, for The Bugg Report I was recently asked to take part in a Facebook round robin to nominate my top ten favourite films. Among my list was the film Groundhog Day. In part because I love the film but also because to an…

The Wiggles Market Wrap (March, 2019)

The Wiggles Market Wrap (March, 2019)

The Wiggles Awarded Preschool License of the Year at the 2018 LIMA Australian & New Zealand Licensing Awards For nearly three decades, The Wiggles, the world’s most popular children’s entertainment group have educated, entertained and enriched the lives of millions of children (and their parents) all over the globe. With over 230 episodes of bespoke…

VIACOM NICKELODEON CONSUMER PRODUCTS

VIACOM NICKELODEON CONSUMER PRODUCTS

Newly re-branded VIACOM NICKELODEON CONSUMER PRODUCTS (VNCP) has brought all their brands under one globally unified consumer products organization led by Pam Kaufman, President. The addition of Paramount to the Nickelodeon, MTV and Comedy Central brands gives them the ability to build on their key strategy, offering the best product across categories and demos providing…

LIMA Asian Licensing Awards 2018 Winners

LIMA Asian Licensing Awards 2018 Winners

The 2018 LIMA Asian Licensing Awards Ceremony & Cocktail Reception was held at the Hong Kong International Licensing Show on Monday evening. Congratulations to all the 2018 LIMA Asian Award winners. Asian Property of the Year B.Duck – SEMK PRODUCTS LTD Licensed Promotion of the Year PETS ROCK X Starbucks “Lets Rock” (China and Taiwan)…