Byrne Named EVP at HIT Entertainment
Peter Byrne was appointed executive vice president, international licensing,merchandising, and home entertainment, HIT Entertainment. Byrne'sresponsibilities include expanding the existing consumer products and homeentertainment businesses, as well as launching new content across all majorinternational territories.
Alliance Broadens VIZ Media's Reach
VIZ Media, LLC, partnered with Copyright Promotions Licensing Group, Ltd., tocreate VIZ Media B.V. The new venture will drive the long-term growth of VIZ'sJapanese manga and animation brands in the European market. In addition, thealliance will generate new business opportunities and revenue streams bycoordinating all aspects of brand development through a property's life cycle.VIZ Media and CPLG each will hold a 50 percent share in the company, whichofficially opens in Amsterdam October 3, 2005. Among the first titles that willbe offered by VIZ Media B.V. will be Deko Boko Friends, M
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