HIT Entertainment is one of the world's leading independent children's entertainment producers and rights-owners with an enviable portfolio of brands, including Thomas & Friends™ ,Bob the Builder™, Barney™, Fireman Sam™, Angelina Ballerina™, Pingu™, Rainbow Magic™ and Mike the Knight™

Launched in 1989, HIT Entertainment's lines of business span television, video and movie production, content distribution, publishing, consumer products licensing, live events and attractions.

Through the delivery of engaging and inspiring content, HIT Entertainment has earned the trust of millions of parents and caregivers around the world.

Operations:

HIT has offices in the UK, US, Japan, Hong Kong, Canada and Los Angeles.

Programming

With a catalogue of more than 1,500 hours of young children's programming, HIT sells its shows to more than 250 territories worldwide, in more than 45 different languages.

Production

HIT produces more than 900 minutes of new programming each year, refreshing its slate with new series, new characters and new destinations. In 2009 HIT launched new CG-animated series for Angelina Ballerina, Bob the Builder, Fireman Sam and Thomas & Friends. HIT's Development departments in the US and UK are actively developing new programming.

Television

HIT produces more than 900 minutes of new programming each year, refreshing its slate with new series, new characters and new destinations. In 2009 HIT launched new CG-animated series for Angelina Ballerina, Bob the Builder, Fireman Sam and Thomas & Friends. HIT's Development departments in the US and UK are actively developing new programming.

Home Entertainment

HIT has sold more than 135 million DVDs and VHS units based on its core brands around the world. In 2008, HIT and Lionsgate® entered into an agreement for the exclusive marketing, and distribution rights to HIT's portfolio in the US and Canada.

Publishing

Nearly 400 million books across HIT's portfolio of brands have been sold globally; in 2010, Thomas & Friends celebrated its 65th anniversary in publishing; in 2008, Angelina Ballerina celebrated 25 years in publishing. Newly acquired publishing brand Rainbow Magic has sold more than 20 million books globally.

HIT hosts and supports more than 35 brand websites, localized in key territories around the world including the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Latin America, Netherlands, New Zealand, South Africa, Spain and Taiwan. In 2009, HIT's sites received nearly 1 billion page views combined and welcomed more than 32 million unique visitors. HIT's core sites include Angelina Ballerina (angelinaballerina.com), Barney (barney.com), Bob the Builder (bobthebuilder.com), Pingu (pingu.net), Rainbow Magic (rainbowmagiconline.com) and Thomas the Tank Engine (thomasandfriends.com).

Television

HIT has sold more than 135 million DVDs and VHS units based on its core brands around the world. In 2008, HIT and Lionsgate® entered into an agreement for the exclusive marketing, sales and distribution rights to HIT's portfolio in the US and Canada.