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Catching Up With Chris Bergstresser, Vice-President and Commercial Director, Miniclip

Earlier this month, Miniclip.com, an online and mobile games company, entered into an exclusive agreement with Albie Hecht, CEO of Worldwide Biggies, to bring Miniclip’s top gaming properties to TV and the web. The partnership with Worldwide Biggies is part of a long-term global brand extension campaign that will leverage Miniclip’s online brand with consumers in a variety of ways. Hecht was responsible for the development and launch of Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob SquarePants, Kids’ Choice Awards, and Dora the Explorer. aNb Media spoke with Bergstresser about the company’s growth and future strategy.

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Catching Up With Damon Lau, President of Round 5

Round 5 was recently named the master toy licensee for ZeptoLab’s best-selling app Cut the Rope. In partnership with Studio Licensing, Inc., and Established Brands, Inc., Round 5 earned the multi-year exclusive licensing agreement to manufacture and produce product across toy categories, including figures, plush, and playsets, that will reflect the brand and its candy-eating monster Om Nom. Round 5 will work with a major national retailer partner for a December launch in the U.S. with a full rollout set for spring 2013, across territories including Asia, South America, the U.S., as well as the UK and Australia.

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Catching Up With Andrew Carley, Entertainment One’s Head of Global Licensing

Licensing efforts for the UK animated preschool series Peppa Pig are ramping up as it prepares for its debut at retail in the U.S. this August. Peppa Pig currently airs daily at 12 p.m. EST on Nick Jr. and is created and produced by Astley Baker Davies (ABD) and distributed by E1 Kids, a division of Entertainment One (eOne).

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Catching Up With Peter Zeytoonjian, Managing Director of Consumer Products and Licensing, U.S. Olympic Committee

Beginning July 27 and running through August 12, sports fans around the globe will turn their attention to London for the 2012 Summer Olympics. And whether you are rooting for your favorite swimmer, gymnast, volleyball player, or cyclists, all U.S. fans can don Team USA gear in support.