Thursday, February 22

Tag: France

Imira scores first Hulu deal

Channels, Licensing, Merchandise, Top Stories
Spanish production and distribution company Imira Entertainment has inked its first deal with Hulu to stream Imira’s original series Lola & Virginia on the on-demand platform. In a deal brokered by US distributor Viva Pictures Distribution, the animated series will be available for viewing in the US and Canada. Lola & Virginia (52 x 12 minutes) is a co-production between Imira Entertainment, Millimages, France 3, Televisió de Catalunya and ETB. It is based on the original concept from Myriam Ballesteros, founding partner of Imira Entertainment with Sergi Reitg. In recent digital deals, the series launched in the US on Amazon Prime and Amazon Instant, and in Spain on Telefonica’s Movistar España VOD platforms and on Samsung Smart TVs. To date, the show has been sold into more tha

Retail sales of licensed merchandise worldwide increased 1.7% in 2013, rising to $155.8 billion from $153.2 billion in 2012

Headlines, Licensing
Retail sales of licensed merchandise worldwide increased 1.7% in 2013, rising to $155.8 billion from $153.2 billion in 2012, according to The Licensing Letter, the leading source for data about the business of licensing since 1977. The U.S. and Canada, the largest territory by far, with a 62.5% share of the global market for licensed goods, drove much of the growth, rising 2.2% to $97.5 billion. However, many smaller licensing markets grew at a faster pace with China up 9.2%, India up 8.3%, Russia up 6.1%, and Brazil up 3.9%. (more…)