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News brief: Hasbro renews Oz digital deal

Hasbro’s LA-based entertainment subsidiary Hasbro Studios has renewed a deal that allows Melborne firm Madmen Entertainment to sell shows including Transformers Prime in Australia and New Zealand.

The deal also covers My Little Pony Friendship is Magic and includes digital platform and DVD distribution rights.

“Madman has done an outstanding job for us and we are very pleased to continue to have them represent two of our most beloved global brands in these key territories,” said Finn Arnesen, Hasbro Studios’ senior VP of international distribution and development.