LICENSING NEWS

Super Wings publishing trio takes flight

Published on: 27th September 2018

Alpha Group has announced the appointment of three new publishing partners for Super Wings, just in time for BLE.

In deals brokered by UK & Eire Agent Rockpool Licensing, Centum Books, Signature Publishing and Kennedy Publishing have joined the growing licensee community for the pre-school animation.

Centum Books is on board as master publisher with titles spanning colouring and activity, storybooks (including under its Treasure Cove imprint), novelty books, ebooks, audio books, gifting formats and annuals. The deal covers UK & Eire and English language rights for South Africa, Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia.

Signature Publishing is on board for its compilation magazine Fantastic Funworld, with Kennedy Publishing signed up for its 321 Go!, Busy Time and Get Busy compilation magazines. Kennedy will also be publishing a stand-alone Super Wings magazine in Spring 2019.

Vickie O’Malley, MD Rockpool Licensing, commented: “It’s a source of great pride to have these publishing partners join team Super Wings. Centum’s track record of success in licensed publishing speaks for itself and their outstandingly distribution, especially within general and toy retail, is the perfect fit for Super Wings. Kennedy and Signature Publishing have both been hugely supportive of Super Wings right from the outset and we’re thrilled to have them onboard as our official licensed partners.”

Antoine Erligmann, VP Media TV & consumer products at Alpha Group, added: “We are very proud to bring on board these great publishing partners, which are an amazing addition to our current Super Wings licensees and will bring the brand to the next level in the UK.”

Super Wings is broadcast on both Tiny Pop and Cartoonito in the UK &Eire. The content pipeline, with two x 52 episodes produced, season 3 shortly to be delivered and season already 4 greenlit, will ensure Super Wings is continuously broadcast through to 2020.

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