26 FEB, 2013

HIT Entertainment, one of the world’s leading children’s entertainment producers and rights owners, has today announced its Hong Kong office has secured a raft of TV sales for 100 hours of programming to Asia, Australia and New Zealand for pre-school properties Mike the Knight®, Thomas & Friends® and Fireman Sam®.

The hit CGI series that follows cheeky medieval character Mike the Knight will be charging onto screens in South East Asia and Hong Kong as Disney Junior snap up series 1 (52 x 12’) .

HIT Entertainment has also secured a deal for Thomas & Friends and Fireman Sam in Vietnam as HTV3 has signed the entire 16 series library of enduring kids’ favourite Thomas & Friends and series 1-8 of the fearless firefighter Fireman Sam.

Fireman Sam and Thomas & Friends are also heading down under as ABC Australia have acquired series 8 of Fireman Sam (20 x 10’) and the latest (1 x 60’) Thomas & Friends feature ‘Blue Mountain Mystery’.

And, across the Tasman Sea in New Zealand, TVNZ has acquired Mike the Knight and series 8 of Fireman Sam.  As part of the two year deal TV2 will air both Fireman Sam series (1-8) and Mike the Knight shows in early 2013.

Antonio Huab, Business Head Asia, HIT Entertainment said: “We’re delighted to announce these sales in Asia and Australasia.  Our prestigious broadcast partners prove the enduring appeal and appetite for our quality portfolio of pre-school programming across the globe, solidifying HIT’s position as one of the world’s greatest storytellers for pre-schoolers.”