New slots for Fireman Sam

HIT has announced two new broadcast partners in the UK for Fireman Sam.
Publish date:
Social count:

Five and Cartoonito have licensed a mix of new and existing Fireman Sam programming and is scheduled for broadcast in Spring 2008.

Five has the first five series and a 20-minute special of Fireman Sam and plans to launch the programming on Milkshake!, the channel’s pre-school block in 2008.

Turner’s Cartoonito has licensed three series of Fireman Sam including the two new series in high-definition CGI. Cartoonito was launched as a full pre-school channel on Sky 619 earlier this year, having previously been a successful block on Cartoon Network Too. Cartoonito also airs another HIT show Barney & Friends.

Nick Wilson head of programming at Five commented: “Fireman Sam is a wonderful example of the best of British model animation and the series will perfectly compliment Five's classic collection that already includes Thomas the Tank Engine, Rupert and Noddy.”

Cecilia Persson, Turner’s Vice President Programming, Acquisitions and Presentation added: “Fireman Sam is a fantastic show and we’re delighted that it is set to air on Cartoonito. In particular we look forward to premiering the new high definition CGI versions which bring a great new look and feel to the series.”



Sam goes HD

Hit's pre-school favourite Fireman Sam is going High Definition in the next series.

Featured Jobs

Vivid Job Logo 620 x 349

Digital Marketing Executive - Toys & Games

Vivid is Britain’s biggest toy company and the 20 largest in the world. With offices across the globe, they sell an amazing portfolio of toys and games to over 60 countries. Vivid is best known for its association with blockbuster brands and is very excited about future opportunities around the world.


UK Sales Agents

Liberty House Toys have been appointed as the exclusive UK distributor for the BiOBUDDi brand, and we are pleased to introduce this new unique, innovative and exciting range of 100% environmentally-friendly toy building blocks. We are seeking experienced sales agents with existing network in the toy retail market.

Gameplan Job Logo 620 x 349

Head of Product Development & Marketing

Our client is a privately owned French toy and games manufacturer which sells through distributors in forty countries. The company develops and sells innovative electronic interactive toys and games for the educational and gaming markets, and also takes suitable licenses. To progress its successful business development a Head of Product Development & Marketing is to to recruited.

HIT Entertainment Job Logo 620 x 349

Licensing Systems Administrator

The Contract System Coordinator is a newly created role to support the deal term entry process into Mattel’s new Contract Management System for its Licensing business. The role will support the Business Teams at the Deal & Amendment phase of the contracting process and act in conjunction with the System Administration team.