8 FEB, 2012

HIT Entertainment, one of the world’s leading children’s entertainment producers and rights owners, today announced that in its capacity as distribution agent, it has secured a significant number of broadcast platforms across the globe for Chapman Entertainment’s pre-school series ‘Little Charley Bear’.


The broadcast rights for the first series of Little Charley Bear, which comprises 52x7minute episodes, have been successfully sold to: NRK (Norway), SVT (Sweden)), TVNZ (New Zealand), ATV (Hong Kong), S4C (Wales), Mini Mini (Poland), Minimax and Happy TV (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Czech, Kosovo, Serbia, Slovenia, Slovakia, Macedonia, Moldova  and Montenegro.) These sales are in addition to the previously announced deals brokered by HIT Entertainment with Cbeebies (UK), ABC (Australia), YLE (Finland), HOP! (Israel),  Minimax(Hungary, Romania and Poland) and RTE (Ireland).


Alison Homewood, EVP Worldwide Programming at HIT Entertainment said: "Our global TV distribution team has had a highly successful few months selling Little Charley Bear around the world. This raft of deals demonstrates the strong appeal this adorable property has for children worldwide."


Andrew Haydon, Co-founder and Director at Chapman Entertainment said: “We are all thrilled that Charley has got off to such a great start with fantastic broadcasters across the globe. There are many more deals currently in progress and so we are looking forward to a very exciting 2012, everybody loves that bear!”




Sarah Georgiakakis, HIT Entertainment

Direct: +44 (0) 207 554 2560 / 07738 026574

Email: sgeorgiakakis@hitentertainment.com


Notes to Editors:

About HIT Entertainment

HIT Entertainment is one of the world's leading children's entertainment producers and rights owners. HIT Entertainment is a division of Fisher-Price.  HIT’s portfolio includes properties, such as Thomas & Friends®, Barney®, Bob the Builder®, Fireman Sam®, Angelina Ballerina®, Mike the Knight™, Pingu® and Rainbow Magic®. Launched in 1989, HIT’s lines of business span television and video production, content distribution, publishing, consumer products licensing, digital media, and live events and has operations in the UK, US, Canada, Hong Kong and Japan. For more information, visit www.hitentertainment.com


Chapman Entertainment

Chapman Entertainment was founded by Keith Chapman, Andrew Haydon and Greg Lynn. Chapman specialises in the creation, production and IP management of original, quality children’s and family entertainment properties, including Fifi and the Flowertots, Roary the Racing Car and its exciting new creations Little Charley Bear and Raa Raa the Noisy Lion.


Annix Studio

Annix, who animate the series, is a cutting edge 3D animation company, based in the world famous Pinewood Studios, London. It was founded in May 2007 by Daniel Pickering, Stuart Galloway, Antony ‘H’ Haylock and Nick Lee. Combined, the founders represent around fifty years of film industry experience and over forty blockbuster movies; from Superman to Corpse Bride and the Tomb Raider films.