aNb Media News, January 24, 2012

aNb Media Expands Office, Full Studio Space Now in Use

Last Friday, aNb Media (that’s us) broadcast its first episode of Time to Play with Jim & Chris from expanded office space, which has been turned into a studio, immediately adjacent to aNb Media’s existing office on 28th Street in New York City.

aNb Media kicked off 2012 by literally breaking down the wall between its existing office and the office next door.

Time to Play with Jim & Chris has been airing online every Friday at noon ET for more than a year from aNb Media’s existing office.

However, this new, enlarged space is a fully equipped studio. Tune in to watch this week’s episode and see the new studio space here:

From left: Chris Byrne, Shannon Eis, and Jim Silver talk toys during every episode.

From left: Chris Byrne, Shannon Eis, and Jim Silver talk toys during every episode.

Cast and crew make it happen every Friday.

Max Steel in Latin American Deal

FremantleMedia Enterprises (FME) and Mattel announced at NATPE a major distribution deal with Cartoon Network Latin America for Max Steel, an all-new action-adventure CGI animated series based on the Mattel character and property of the same name.

Max Steel is co-produced by Mattel and FME, with Nerd Corps Entertainment serving as the animation production studio. FME will also manage worldwide distribution of the series (excluding the U.S.), as well as global home entertainment rights.

The 26 x 30 minute boys’ action adventure series will launch in 2013 to core kids audiences on Cartoon Network channels throughout Latin America, including Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, and Chile.

Laura Ashley Signs Synergy Licensing

Laura Ashley, Inc., the English lifestyle brand has added Synergy Licensing as its newest licensing agency.

With more than 30 active licensees, Synergy will be leveraging existing success into related product categories. Expansion into juvenile, toys, collectibles, publishing, and consumable categories will be the initial focus. All licensed products will reinforce brand equity and reflect the integrity of the Laura Ashley name and reputation for designer quality merchandise.