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Wide Eyes News from the Tube (June 2018 Edition)

Wide Eyes News from the Tube (June 2018 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. Over the last ten years the changes that new technologies have brought to our world have been overwhelming and every industry that we work…

According to Downsey – Edition 2 (Sports Licensing & The World Cup)

According to Downsey – Edition 2 (Sports Licensing & The World Cup)

This article was written by Ian Downes, Director at Start Licensing Limited, for The Bugg Report The big sporting tournament this Summer is the Football World Cup taking place in Russia. Football really is the global game and the tournament reflects this with competing nations including England, Australia, Saudi Arabia, Peru and Senegal. A tournament…

According to Downsey – Edition 1 (The Annual January Madness Month of Trade-Shows)

According to Downsey – Edition 1 (The Annual January Madness Month of Trade-Shows)

This article was written by Ian Downes, Director at Start Licensing Limited, for The Bugg Report I always feel January should be re-named trade-show – it seems the whole of the UK licensing industry is on one continuous cycle of trade-shows. It is part of the routine of licensing but it is important to challenge…

Paw Patrol Wins “Best Young Property in Asia” at the Asian Licensing Awards 2017

Paw Patrol Wins “Best Young Property in Asia” at the Asian Licensing Awards 2017

Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN) Asia announced that Nickelodeon’s preschool hit property “PAW Patrol” produced by Spin Master Entertainment, celebrated its win in two award programs – Gold Award for “Best Young Property in Asia” at the Asian Licensing Awards 2017 and jointly celebrated a Merit Award with Saipo Baby (Hong Kong) Limited for “Best…

Dan Amos on the Blurring of Two Worlds

Dan Amos on the Blurring of Two Worlds

Dan Amos is Head of New Media of Tinderbox, the dedicated digital division of leading global brand extension agency, Beanstalk. Introduction Last month, “Game of Thrones” fans might have been surprised to see Ed Sheeran dressed as a soldier in the opening episode of the latest series. Although the unexpected sighting of the singer serenading…

Art Imitating Life: How Professional Sporting Teams are Turning to eSports and what it Means for the Digital World

Art Imitating Life: How Professional Sporting Teams are Turning to eSports and what it Means for the Digital World

Dan Amos is Head of New Media of Tinderbox, the dedicated digital division of leading global brand extension agency, Beanstalk. Widely regarded as a phenomenon only present within the gaming community, it has long been questioned whether eSports can be classified as a ‘real sport’ by critics. To those outside the gaming arena, it is…

Entertainment One’s Peppa Pig Scoops Best New Property Award at the Asia Licensing Awards

Entertainment One’s Peppa Pig Scoops Best New Property Award at the Asia Licensing Awards

Entertainment One (eOne)’s Peppa Pig cemented its reputation as a preschool property on the rise in Asia as it was crowned ‘Best New Property’ at the prestigious Asia Licensing Awards which took place recently at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre on Tuesday 10th January 2017. Commenting on the award win, Andrew Carley, Head of Global Licensing at Entertainment…

Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products Look Forward to 2017

Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products Look Forward to 2017

Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products return for the third year as an exhibitor at the Hong Kong International Licensing Show, to showcase their vast portfolio of licensing opportunities. Alien: Covenant Ridley Scott returns to the universe he created with Alien: Covenant, a new chapter in the groundbreaking Alien franchise. Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products will…

The Resilience of the Gaming Industry

The Resilience of the Gaming Industry

Dan Amos is Head of New Media of Tinderbox, the dedicated digital division of leading global brand extension agency, Beanstalk. Gaming franchises are dominating the media industry. This may sound like a rather bold statement, but when we look at the facts, it is quite clear who the overall winner is in terms of the…

The Next Billion Dollar Industry

The Next Billion Dollar Industry

Dan Amos is Head of New Media of Tinderbox, the dedicated digital division of leading global brand extension agency, Beanstalk. To the uninitiated, eSports – organised competitions where professional gamers battle each other for money – might seem like a peculiar thing. Nevertheless, this is a phenomenon o en referred to as the next billion…