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Teletubbies Signs New Licensees Across the Pond

DHX Brands, the consumer products arm of DHX Media, has appointed further UK licensees as it ramps up licensing activity on its new version of the iconic Teletubbies brand. The deals have been signed by Copyright Promotions Licensing Group (CPLG), which is the UK licensing agent for the property. Products in core categories will roll out at retail from 2016.

New licensees secured include Worlds Apart (furniture and accessories), Aykroyds (nightwear and underwear), Character World (bedding), Amscan (party goods), Bon Bon Buddies (confectionary), Posh Paws (bags) GB Eye (posters) and Zak UK (melamine tableware).

The new 60-episode series of Teletubbies was commissioned by the UK’s CBeebies and is produced for DHX Media by UK production company, Darrall Macqueen Ltd. It will feature the same well-loved characters with a refreshed, contemporary look to the preschool property.

Downton Abbey Expands into Gifts, Bedding

Downton AbbeyKnockout Licensing has brokered new deals on behalf of Downton Abbey that expand the brand further into gifts and bedding.

Nostalgia Home Fashions was granted rights to produce and market Downton Abbey bedding including comforters, comforter sets, duvets covers, duvet cover sets, quilts, quilt sets, bedskirts, pillow shams, coordinate decorative pillows, sheets and pillow cases, and sheet sets.

Roman, Inc., was granted rights to manufacture and sell a range of Downton Abbey gift items including bell/cloche jars, water globes, decorative frames, music/jewelry boxes, porcelain night lights, pins/broaches, and wall plaques.