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Music deal targets gaming

Britain’s largest independent music publisher Chrysalis is to focus on the games industry following the completion of an 11m acquisition of First State Media Group. The deal sees it win the rights to some 45,000 songs from a diverse range of artists, and Chrysalis says it hopes to make its …

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Tiger captures Ryder Cup licence

Publisher EA has swooped to secure the Ryder Cup licence for use in the upcoming Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11, it has been confirmed. Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy has been drafted in as the face of the European team, with Ryder Cup fan Tiger Woods providing the US face. As …

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Mr Men heading to gaming

AT New Media will introduce Mr. Men and Little Miss to the interactive gaming industry, securing third-party multi-platform licensing deals worldwide. Platforms will include PCs, games consoles, hand-held games and mobile phone devices. The full story can be found on MCV’s sister site Licensing.biz.

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Disney pledges IP restraint

Media giant and powerhouse IP stable Disney has insisted that it won’t release video games based on its popular movie licenses as a matter of routine – instead, it will only do so when the gaming release serves a proven sector of the market. For instance, the next big theatrical …

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Activision linked to GoGos Crazy Bones IP

Reports are claiming that Activision has signed a deal that will see popular kids brand GoGo’s Crazy Bones coming to consoles in an effort to create a Pokemon-rivalling games franchise. That’s according to CVG, which claims that the publisher has already signed a contract with IP holder Magic Box International …

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Pinpoint signs new WWE deal

A new range of WWE-licensed accessories will soon hit shelves, thanks to a new deal between the wrestling federation and Pinpoint Consumer Electonics. Under the agreement, the peripherals firm will be able to produce and market accessories and other products boasting officially licensed images of WWE’s most popular wrestlers, as …

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Merlin game rights up for grabs

The Doctor isn’t the only one being lined up for the video games treatment – another BBC Saturday night TV show could become a game this year as well. Rights-holder and production house FremantleMedia is on the hunt for partners to create a game based on fantasy drama Merlin. The …

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Now ITV seeks console licensing deals

It’s not just the BBC that wants to boost its games activity – ITV also wants to see more of its key properties on consoles after having already licensed hit shows such as I’m A Celebrity to Koch and Dancing On Ice to Ghostlight. We have licensed a considerable amount …

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Ubisoft to cut licensing spend

Despite Avatar’s record-breaking performance at the box office, Ubisoft’s game of the film has failed to impress either critic or consumers – and now the French publisher is saying that it plans to rethink its licensing strategy. The goal is to reduce the investment in licenses, and put more emphasis …

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