King Features Syndicate & Lovatts Media Announce New International Sales Representation Relationship
NEW YORK, June 16, 2019 – King Features Syndicate, a unit of Hearst and home to some of the world’s most popular entertainment characters, today announced its newest international agent, Lovatts Media, who will be representing their syndication business in Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, New Guinea, Papua and the Solomon Islands.
King Features’ new partnership with Lovatts Media is part of a larger effort to grow their business internationally, and this partnership will allow both companies to join forces with complementary content portfolios.
Iconic Australian magazine publisher Lovatts Media will replace current agent Yaffa Media as King’s territory representative, transitioning and managing existing print and digital accounts. Already recognised as the leading supplier of syndicated puzzle content in the region, this new partnership will allow Lovatts Media to expand their portfolio to include King Features’ comics, cartoons, premium special interest editorial content, and innovative digital platforms, as well as a range of exciting new puzzles. This positions Lovatts Media as Australia Pacific’s premier destination for businesses looking to engage and further monetize their audiences with quality content. It also sees King Features continuing to grow their international syndication business for their world-famous brands.
“Lovatts Media is exactly the type of entrepreneurial partner we are looking for to help grow the digital and print footprint of our content in Australia, New Zealand, and beyond,” said Rebecca Haase, Vice President Sales and Distribution.
“We are excited to work with one of the world’s leading providers of licensing and entertainment content, and to bring their sought-after global brands to our local partners. We also look forward to welcoming King Features’ valued clients into the Lovatts Media family,” said Rachael Northey, CEO, Lovatts Media.
About King Features
King Features Syndicate is a unit of Hearst–a leading global, diversified media, information and services company with more than 360 businesses–and part of Hearst Entertainment and Syndication Group, which includes cable network partnerships, television programming activities, and newspaper syndication and merchandise licensing operations. King Features is one of the most experienced organizations in licensing and entertainment. It is also the world’s premier distributor of comics, columns, editorial cartoons, puzzles and games to newspapers, magazines, web portals, mobile outlets and news organizations worldwide. King represents some of the most recognizable global brands, including Betty Boop™, Popeye®, Cuphead, Flash Gordon™, The Phantom™, Hägar the Horrible, Prince Valiant® and Mandrake the Magician. For more information, please visit www.kingfeatures.com.
About Lovatts Media
From its early years as crossword magazine pioneers, Lovatts Media has grown to become the largest puzzle, mindfulness & wellbeing magazine publisher in Australia. Today, the company has more than 35 print and digital brands in Australia, NZ and the UK, and syndicates puzzle content to hundreds of publishers worldwide. Lovatts Media’s well-known puzzle brands include Lovatts Crosswords & Puzzles, Inklings, Kids Puzzle Fun, and Puzzlexperts.com; and their much-loved lifestyle brands include Audrey Daybook, Nourish Plant-based Living, Breathe Magazine Australia, Teen Breathe, Mindful Parenting, KIT Magazine, The Guild, Australian Natural Health, and Creativebug Australia. To contact Lovatts Media, visit www.lovattsmedia.com.