Inside Licensing News and Notes, July 21, 2017

San Diego Tourism Authority Taps into Brewery The San Diego Tourism Authority trademarked “72 and Hoppy” and is tapping into a local brewery as part of a broad licensing program. Bay City Craft Brewing Co. shipped 120 kegs of its “72 and Hoppy” beer to 17 San Diego-area bars, restaurants and hotels and has started a second production run that

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Netflix Tops 100 Million Subscribers Globally

Netflix added 5.2 million subscribers in Q2 ended June 30, outstripping its forecast for 3.2 million and ending the quarter with more than 100 million for the first time. Netflix had 103.9 million subscribers as of June 30, up from 83.1 million a year ago and 98.7 million in March. Netflix’s international subscribers also outnumbered their U.S. counterparts for the

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Inside Licensing News and Notes, July 20, 2017

Party City Invests in Digital Invitation Supplier Punchbowl Party City invests $4 million in online digital invitation developer Punchbowl, and will launch its first branded digital invitation and greeting card service. The program, built around Punchbowl’s platform, is available through Party City’s web site and features a broad selection of digital cards containing licensed properties. There are 36 birthday invitations

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Inside Licensing News and Notes, July 17, 2017

Hang Ten Home Collection Debuts at Bed Bath and Beyond CHF Industries launches Hang Ten bedding line at Bed, Bath & Beyond stores and online as the brand builds out a home products business. The 42-piece Hang Ten collection includes comforters, duvets, pillow cases, throw pillions and tapestries. Licensee Kas Rugs also will add area rugs, says Hang Ten’s Denise

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Licensing Community Ready to Shine a Brighter Spotlight on Anime

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Inside Licensing News and Notes, July 11, 2017

HBO’s Game of Thrones Taking Show to Road HBO’s “Game of Thrones” is taking its show on the road. Event services provider GES will launch a touring exhibition of props, weapons, armor based on the show this fall starting in Europe. The 10,000-square-foot exhibit will be divided into separate sections based on Game of Thrones settings. GES has handled similar

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Cherokee Hit by Sears Canada Bankruptcy

Cherokee Global Brands is seeking new retail distribution in Canada for its Cherokee apparel in the wake of Sears Canada filing for bankruptcy protection, company executives told analysts as released its quarterly results Thursday. Cherokee “read the writing on the wall” as Sears Canada struggled financially and has begun discussions with other large Canadian retailers about carrying the apparel, Cherokee’s

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Inside Licensing News and Notes July 6, 2017

  Chronicle Readies ‘The Walking Dead’ Cookbook Consumers will be able to get a taste of The Walking Dead. Chronicle Books is releasing The Walking Dead cookbook in October featuring recipes drawn from meals featured in the series. The book was written by Lauren Wilson, a chef at the Rose’s Bar & Grill in Brooklyn, NY, who is vegetarian, but

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Inside Licensing News and Notes June 30, 2017

Corus Expects ‘Ramp Up’ of Nelvana Merchandise Business This year will be the “ramp up” of Nelvana Enterprises’ business with the recent launch of “Hotel Transylvania” on the Disney Channel and the expected arrival of “Mysticons” on Nickelodeon in August being accompanied by merchandise programs, Corus Entertainment CEO Doug Murphy told analysts. Much of the merchandise will hit store shelves

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Magazines Expand Their Use of Licensing to Define Themselves as Lifestyle Brands

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