6 FEB, 2013

HIT Entertainment, one of the world’s leading children’s entertainment producers and rights owners, has today announced the appointment of Michael Carrington to the newly created position of Head of Content and Production, HIT Global Brands.  This appointment further reinforces HIT’s commitment to remaining one of the greatest storytellers for pre-schoolers around the world, delivering exceptional content that is engaging, trusted and captures the hearts and imaginations of children.

Based in HIT’s London office, Michael will be responsible for enhancing HIT’s centre of excellence for content and development, reporting into Edward Catchpole. Marion Edwards will continue in her role as Executive Producer of HIT’s brands, reporting into Michael.

This talented production team will be responsible for developing all content for existing HIT brands as well as developing new properties.

Edward Catchpole, SVP HIT Entertainment commented: “Michael has a great passion for and unprecedented track record in nurturing talent and developing engaging programming for children. HIT’s brand portfolio will benefit hugely from his experience, which, combined with Marion’s expertise in developing highly successful pre-school properties, will make them a winning team.”

"HIT Entertainment has been a phenomenon in pre-school programming since the very start" added Michael Carrington.  "As a broadcaster, I have long admired the company for its creativity, innovation and sheer skill at knowing exactly what it is that younger kids want.  And now it’s got the resources, the ambition and the know-how to become bigger and better in a world where even pre-school children are demanding great characters and stories across an increasing number of platforms. I’m delighted to be joining the team and look forward to playing my part in HIT’s future success.”

Michael joins HIT from Turner Broadcasting where he headed up the EMEA kids content team. Previously, Michael was Controller of CBeebies and responsible for developing some of their most successful pre-school brands.

A date has yet to be announced for Michael’s arrival.