HIT Entertainment, one of the world’s leading pre-school entertainment companies, has announced sales of more than 120 hours for its portfolio including: Mike the Knight, Thomas & Friends and Fireman Sam. 

The deals significantly increase the global footprint of HIT’s brands with sales to TV and digital platforms across Europe, Australia, Latin America and Asia.

Fireman Sam Series 8 has been picked up by France 5, while Universal France has snapped up the home entertainment rights (for series 6 to 8). Also in France Lagardère Group has steamed ahead to secure the rights for series 13, 16 and 17 of Thomas & Friends. This move will see the programme rebranded for the group’s family network Gulli and preschool channel Tiji.

Thomas & Friends

Spanish broadcaster Boing has picked up series 15 to 17 of Thomas & Friends and will also be airing King of the Railway.

In addition, Canal+ SVoD platform CanalPlay Infinity has acquired Fireman Sam series 6 and 7 and Angelina Ballerina series 3 to 6, while 26 episodes of the first series of Mike the Knight charge onto Netflix Netherlands.