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Simon & Schuster U.K. Bolsters Licensing

Wang will head up the licensed character list, which includes the Octonauts and which will launch a large program of tie-ins for the BBC’s series “Mike the Knight” in 2012. Wang will also oversee the Nickelodeon portfolio and Smurfs and will be responsible for digital developments as well as books.

Wang is currently media and entertainment editorial director at Penguin Children’s U.K., encompassing Ladybird Licensing, Sunbird and BBC Children’s Books, and has been looking after Peppa Pig, In the Night Garden, Club Penguin and Little Kingdom for both physical and digital books.

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