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Milkshake! picks up new Angelina Ballerina and Fireman Sam series

UK-based Channel 5 has snapped up two new series each of popular CG-animated, HIT Entertainment-produced Angelina Ballerina and Fireman Sam for its Milkshake! preschool block.
August 31, 2012

UK-based Channel 5 has snapped up two new series each of popular CG-animated, HIT Entertainment-produced series Angelina Ballerina and Fireman Sam for its Milkshake! preschool block.

Set to air in September, 40 new episodes for series five and six (20 x 12 minutes) of Angelina Ballerina: The Next Steps have been ordered.

The series, which is inspired by the children’s book series by acclaimed author Katharine Holabird, has been a ratings success on Milkshake, drawing 3.3 million viewers so far in 2012.

For Fireman Sam, the channel has snagged 52 episodes of season six and eight (26 x 10 minutes), to air from October, marking the first time Channel 5 will broadcast the new-look CGI series which originally debuted on TV 25 years ago.

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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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