Warner Bros. Consumer Products and Turner Team Up in Bangladesh. Cartoon Network Enterprises to be Licensing Representatives for WBCP in the Region. Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP) and Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific, Inc. today announced their agreement under which Turner’s Cartoon Network Enterprises (CNE, licensing and merchandising division) is appointed as the consumer products licensing representative for WBCP in Bangladesh. In Bangladesh, Cartoon Network Enterprises is exclusively represented by Enroute International Limited.
Along with Bangladesh, Turner will also represent WBCP in India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. In these markets, WBCP’s rich portfolio will be represented by CNE, consisting of films, television series, animated programs, and more.
Warner Bros. has iconic brands such as DC Comics Super Heroes Batman, Superman and The Flash, as well as Looney Tunes, Tom & Jerry, Scooby-Doo, Harry Potter, and The Hobbit Trilogy, among many others. The wide spectrum of WBCP’s licensing categories includes apparel, accessories, publishing, stationery, toys, gifts, novelties, as well as branded foods, personal care products and licensed advertising promotions as key categories in the region.
“Turner has always been our close partner as we support their broadcasting and marketing of animation programs in the region,” said Bianca Lee, Managing Director of Warner Bros. Consumer Products, Greater China, Southeast Asia and India.“This extension of our relationship will nowinclude representation of our consumer products licensing business in the region, whichis a strategic collaborationthat will be mutually beneficial.”
CNE has an impressive licensing portfolio in South Asia, and WBCP is thrilled to become part of their network of 76 partners across India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, which also includes their strong footprints in traditional retail, modern trade and ecommerce. CNE was awarded the ‘Licensor of the Year Award’ by Franchise India in May 2015.
Speaking on the announcement, Ricky Ow, President of Turner Asia Pacific, said, “This association embodies the spirit of collaboration within Time Warner and leverages our combined organisation’s strengths. We already operate some of the most loved leading brands in South Asia and this collaboration will benefit from our proven success and the future investments we will make in the region. We are delighted to add WBCP to our portfolio and are very bullish on its growth opportunities.”
About Warner Bros. Consumer Products
Warner Bros. Consumer Products, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company, is one of the leading licensing and retail merchandising organizations in the world.
About Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific
Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific, Inc. creates and distributes award-winning brands throughout Asia Pacific. In the region, Turner runs 55 channels in 13 languages in 38 countries, including CNN International, CNNj, CNN, HLN, Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Boomerang, POGO, Toonami, World Heritage Channel, Warner TV, Oh!K, TCM Turner Classic Movies, truTV, WB, MondoTV, TABI Channel and HBO in South Asia. Turner also manages distribution for HBO Defined and HBO Hits in India. Turner is a Time Warner company.
About Cartoon Network Enterprises
Cartoon Network Enterprises (CNE), the licensing and merchandising arm of Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific, is responsible for building world-class licensing programs across its franchises including Ben 10, Adventure Time, Regular Show, The Amazing World of Gumball, Mixels, and other Cartoon Network and Adult Swim originals. CNE connects with millions of Cartoon Network fans through consumer and home entertainment products, promotional licensing, interactive games, publishing, live events and location-based entertainment such as the Cartoon Network Amazone waterpark in Thailand.
Awarded the Licensor of the Year Award by Franchise India in May 2015, CNE South Asia manages the licensing and merchandising business in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka.In addition to CNE’s global portfolio, CNE also represents popular franchises such as Roll No 21, M.A.D (Music, Art & Dance) and Mr.Bean in the region. It has a strong network of 76 partners and more than 5000 products across 36 categories with strong footprints in traditional retail, modern trade and ecommerce. Besides its core consumer products business, CNE has serviced promotional licensing campaigns with some of the world’s largest with brands including Cadbury, Heinz, Unilever, Kellogg’s, United Biscuits, Dabur, Britannia, ITC, HUL, Novartis in the region.
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