Postman Pat extends BBC broadcast deal

Pre-school favourite Postman Pat will be on air until at least 2015, after a Classic Media struck a new deal with the BBC.
Publish date:
Social count:

2011 marks the 30th Anniversary of Postman Pat and the series’ long-standing broadcast relationship with the BBC.

The new commitment will see the BBC re-license Postman Pat series 3-6, as well as four Postman Pat television specials - Magical Christmas; Clowns Around; Pirate Treasure and Greendale Rocket.

The partnership ensures Postman Pat’s presence across BBC1, BBC2, CBBC, CBeebies, BBC iPlayer and CBeebies radio, for a further five years through to October 2015. The show currently airs on CBeebies daily at 8:10 AM and also on the BBC2 at 10:05 AM.

Chloe van den Berg, executive vice president of International at Classic Media, commented: "We’re delighted to have secured further commitment from the BBC for Postman Pat. Having aired on the children’s platform for almost 30 years now, Pat is one of the best loved characters on the BBC and the quality children’s programming it represents. It’s fantastic to see the brand still resonating with today’s young audiences."

Kay Benbow, controller, the BBC, added: "We are delighted to continue our long relationship with Postman Pat and are very much looking forward to celebrating Pat’s very special birthday this year."


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.