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HIT’s Mike, Thomas and Sam go global in new TV sales

HIT Entertainment has sold roughly 100 hours of preschool programming across Asia, Australia and New Zealand for series Mike the Knight, Thomas & Friends and Fireman Sam.
February 26, 2013

HIT Entertainment has sold roughly 100 hours of preschool programming across Asia, Australia and New Zealand for series Mike the Knight, Thomas & Friends and Fireman Sam.

The first season of medieval-themed CGI series Mike the Knight will air on Disney Junior in South East Asia and in Hong Kong and on TVNZ in New Zealand.

TVNZ has also acquired series eight of Fireman Sam.  The deal will see TV2 air both Fireman Sam series (one through eight) and Mike the Knight shows early this year.

HIT Entertainment has also secured a deal for Fireman Sam and Thomas & Friends in Vietnam. HTV3 has signed the entire 16 series library of Thomas & Friends and series one through eight of Fireman Sam.

Fireman Sam and Thomas & Friends are also heading to ABC Australia. The network has picked up the eighth season of Fireman Sam and the latest Thomas & Friends feature Blue Mountain Mystery.

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Wendy is Kidscreen’s Associate Editor. When she’s not sourcing material for the brand's daily email newsletter, she’s researching, writing and connecting with others about the newest trends in digital media. Contact Wendy at wgoldman@brunico.com.

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