Weekly E-News, Issue #172, August 1, 2006


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Using Your Headset

Verizon and GN Netcom inked a licensing agreement to introduce a series of
Verizon-branded headsets for use with broadband services and applications,
including online gaming and IP telephony. The headsets complement the retail
sale of Verizon broadband products and services and leverage the capabilities
of Verizon's networks, including high-speed DSL and the company's new, advanced
fiber-optic network. GN Netcom will produce, ship, and provide technical and customer
support for the broadband headsets. Licensing agency Brandgenuity LLC
facilitated the deal.

Warner Bros. On a Roll

DC Comics, Warner Home Video (WHV), and Warner Bros. Animation (WBA) have begun
production on DC Universe, a series of original, animated PG-13 movies. WHV
will serve as the exclusive worldwide home entertainment distributor for all DC
Universe movies, which will include a slate of two to three films per year. The
first three films' Justice League: New Frontier, Superman: Doomsday, and Teen
Titans: The Judas Contract' will be released in late 2007/early 2008.

In other news, Warner Bros. Consumer Products announced a multi-year licensing
agreement that names NECA, Inc., the master toy, gift, and specialty product
licensee for the Harry Potter series throughout North America, Latin America,
and Asia Pacific. New product is set to roll out in conjunction with Warner
Bros. Pictures' latest Harry installment, Harry Potter and the Order of the
Phoenix, scheduled to hit theaters in July 2007. NECA will develop a range of
products including collectible action figures, plush, mugs, and wall d

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