HIT makes raft of global TV sales

HIT Entertainment is extending its portfolio with 51 new TV sales to broadcasters around the world.
February 1, 2011

HIT Entertainment is extending its portfolio with 51 new TV sales to broadcasters around the world.

Thirty one of the deals will see programs like Thomas & Friends, Angelina Ballerina, Bob the Builder, Fireman Sam and Rainbow Magic air on new broadcast platforms.

Thomas & Friends will air on new broadcast platforms Canal Panda (Portugal), ATV (Turkey), Al Jazeera Kids (Middle East Arabic), RTV (Slovenia) and Yoopa (Canada), while TV4 (Sweden) and MTV3 (Finland) have licensed their first CG Thomas series. The remaining sales have been to Nick Jr (UK), France 5 (France), TV2 (Norway), CYBC (Cyprus), IETV (Israel) and RTE (Ireland).

Bob the Builder, meanwhile, heads to Canal Panda (Portugal), NOS (Holland), DeAKids (Italy), ATV (Turkey), while three long-time Bob broadcasters are taking their first Bob CG series, VRT (Belgium), SVT (Sweden) and TV2 (Norway). The deals with Sweden and Norway mean that audiences across all of Scandinavia will now be able to enjoy the brand with TV2 (Denmark) and MTV3 (Finland) already broadcasting Bob. The remaining six broadcasters extending their portfolio of programming comprise of RTE (Ireland), CYBC (Cyprus), TV Barrandov (Czech Republic), Super RTL (Germany), IETV (Israel) and Thailand PBS (Thailand).

CGI-animated series Angelina Ballerina- The Next Steps has scored eight new deals. First-time broadcast platforms include Minimax (Hungary, Romania and Poland), RTP (Portugal), Piwi (France), DeAKids (Italy) and ATV (Turkey), with broadcasters RTE (Ireland), CYBC (Cyprus) and IETV (Israel) who had shown the previous -D animation.

RTL (Holland), VTM (Belgium) Minimax (Hungary, Romania & Poland), Piwi (France), ATV (Turkey), TV Barrandov (Czech Republic) and RTV (Slovenia) have all scooped up Fireman Sam. And Rainbow Magic-based TV special Return to Rainspell Island has been sold to Cartoon Network (UK) and Canal Plus (France).

And as distribution agent, HIT Entertainment has sold the broadcast rights to Chapman’s Little Charlie Bear, Monkey See, Monkey Do from Smartoonz and Shelldon produced by Shelldon Entertainment Company.

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