HIT Entertainment, one of the world’s leading children’s entertainment producers and rights owners, today announced that in its capacity as distribution agent for Chapman Entertainment it has secured another significant international broadcast deal for ‘Little Charley Bear’, which has now been sold to over 80 territories around the world.
The broadcast rights for the first series of Little Charley Bear, which comprises 52x7minute episodes, have been successfully sold to Channel One Russia Worldwide for broadcast on its Carousel channel later in 2012. The deal was brokered by Alex Godfrey, Senior Sales Manager Programming Distribution, EMEA at HIT Entertainment.
Alison Homewood, EVP Worldwide Programming at HIT Entertainment said: "Our global TV distribution team has secured another fantastic sale for Little Charley Bear and we are particularly pleased to have placed this with Carousel who are a great broadcaster in the dynamic and rapidly growing market of Russia."
Andrew Haydon, Co-founder and Director at Chapman Entertainment said: “The ever increasing love for Little Charley Bear is a real thrill for us at Chapman and we are really pleased to have secured such a fantastic partner in Russia and cannot wait to see it on air in the very near future.”
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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 was founded by Keith Chapman, Andrew Haydon and Greg Lynn. It’s an innovative company specialising in the creation, production and IP management of original, quality children’s and family entertainment properties.
Annix, who animated 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.