Downtown Abbey™ Licensing Program Adds Cryptozoic Entertainment, Extends Deals with Workman and Rizzoli
NEW YORK– Knockout Licensing Co-Presidents Carole Postal and Tamra Knepfer today announced that they have added Cryptozoic Entertainment to the Downton Abbey™ licensing program in North America and have extended deals with two existing licensees.
•New licensee Cryptozoic Entertainment (www.cryptozoic.com) will produce and distribute a line of Downton Abbey collectible trading cards and trading card binders. Founded in 2010, Cryptozoic is a premier developer and publisher of original and licensed board games, card games, comics and trading cards for many high-profile properties.
•Workman Publishing (www.workman.com) has had such success with its Downton Abbey 2013 Engagement Diaries that they have been granted rights to offer 2014 Engagement Diaries and 2014 Page-A-Day Calendars.
•Rizzoli (www.rizzoliusa.com), already enjoying success with its Universe Publishing imprint’s Downton Abbey 2013 Wall Calendars, has signed on to do 2014 Wall Calendars.
As the licensing agency entrusted with management of the Downton Abbey licensing program in North America, Knockout Licensing is actively seeking additional licensing partners for product categories including home furnishings, including home décor and bedding, jewelry, kitchen accessories, lighting, timepieces, tableware, and formal attire.
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About Downton Abbey
Downton Abbey is a Primetime Emmy™ and Golden Globe™ award-winning British television series produced by Carnival Films, a division of NBCUniversal International Television Production. Now in its third season, the popular period drama is screened in the U.S. on PBS/MASTERPIECE and is transmitted to more than 200 other territories around the world. On January 6, 2013, 7.9 million U.S. viewers tuned in for the premiere episode of Season Three on PBS, quadrupling the average primetime audience for the public broadcaster (and second only to CBS for the timeslot that night). The impressive start for Season Three represents a 32% larger audience from where the series left off last year (5.4 million for its Feb. 19, 2012 Season Two finale).
About Knockout Licensing
Knockout Licensing (www.knockoutlicensing.com) is a full-service licensing agency for big-name brands. Knockout was formed as a joint venture in 2012 with Carole Postal, President of CopCorp Licensing, and Tamra Knepfer, President of TK Brand Group, combining forces as Co-Presidents. Together Postal and Knepfer bring decades of combined experience to their agency.