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Sesame Workshop Names Whit Higgins Vice President, International Media Distribution and Business Development

Sesame Workshop announced today that Whit Higgins has joined as Vice President, International Media Distribution and Business Development. Higgins will be responsible for the development and execution of international content distribution strategy for all Sesame Workshop properties, including the iconic Sesame Street series, which celebrates 50 years in 2019. He will also cultivate commercial growth and corporate partnerships across Consumer Products, Sponsorship, Live Events, Themed Entertainment, and Education.

aNb Media ShopTalk
ShopTalk Episode 11: Hasbro’s President of North America Eric Nyman

Hasbro’s President of North America, Eric Nyman, joins this episode of aNb Media’s ShopTalk, to discuss the harm on knockoffs in the toy business, the relaunch of Power Rangers and how the action figure category is now broken into three segments. Additionally we dive into the topic of the continued resurgence of the board game category and the impact sharing on social media channels have in creating a game’s success.

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Ricky Zoom Races onto UK screens with Nick Jr. and Milkshake!

Entertainment One (eOne) has announced that Nick Jr. and Channel 5’s pre-school programming block, Milkshake! will join an impressive list of international broadcasters airing series 1 of its highly anticipated new show. Ricky Zoom will debut on October 5th on Nick Jr. before zooming over to Milkshake! in May 2020.

Epic Story Media Develops Transmedia Content Slugterra Series

Independent content creation and distribution company Epic Story Media Inc. (ESM) has signed an agreement to develop transmedia content for DHX Media’s internationally property Slugterra, including new animated ‘Slugisodes’ and a live action competition game show, based on a new location-based VR game which is being launched later this year, as well as launching a new mobile game for the property.

ChiTAG Week - TAGIE Awards 2019
Final Nominees Revealed for 12th Annual Toy & Game Innovation Awards (TAGIEs)

The Chicago Toy & Game Group revealed the final nominees for the 12th Annual Toy & Game Innovation Awards (TAGIEs). The TAGIEs are voted on by industry experts, retailers and consumers to honor the top toy and game innovators and inventors from around the world. Fans can visit to vote for nominees in each of the seven categories. Voting is open now through October 30.