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New international TV deals for Mike the Knight

HIT Entertainment has secured new international broadcasting sales for its CG-animated preschool series Mike the Knight.
July 19, 2012

HIT Entertainment has secured new international broadcasting sales for its CG-animated preschool series Mike the Knight.

The series has been snapped up by TVE (Spain), Mini Mini (Poland), DigiTurk (Turkey) and TV Karusel (Russia). And a separate deal sees HIT sell 14 hours of programming to Emirates Airline. The bundle features two hours of content from seven HIT series including Mike the Knight, Thomas & Friends, Fireman Sam, Pingu, Bob the Builder and Angelina Ballerina.

The latest sales bring the total number of international TV deals to 21. Mike the Knight currently airs on major broadcast platforms including Nickelodeon and Nick Jr. US, Treehouse in Canada, Cbeebies in the UK, ABC Australia and TF1 France.

It has also been sold to Super RTL (Germany), Cartoon Network (Italy), Hop TV! (Israel), YLE (Finland), RTE (Ireland), NOS (Netherlands), VRT (Belgium), Minimax (Eastern Europe), Canal Panda (Portugal) and EBS (South Korea).

Nelvana Enterprises represents the series in broadcast and home entertainment in Canada and France, as well as broadcast in the US and Latin America, while HIT Entertainment represents Mike the Knight in all other territories globally.

HIT is also finalizing plans with Fisher-Price to market and manufacture a global toy range for the IP (excluding the UK and Japan).

About The Author
Jeremy is the Features Editor of Kidscreen specializing in the content production, broadcasting and distribution aspects of the global children's entertainment industry. Contact Jeremy at jdickson@brunico.com.

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