Cartoonito Italy Acquires Broadcasting Rights To Thomas And Friends: Big World! Big Adventures!
Turner Italy has acquired the free-to-air broadcasting rights from Mattel Creations for the new Thomas And Friends series – Thomas And Friends: Big World! Big Adventures!. The new series featuring the popular steam engine character – Thomas will consist of 26 episodes, with each episode having a runtime of 11 minutes. In Italy, the new series will air on Cartoon Network’s sister pre-school channel – Cartoonito. Thomas & Friends: Big World! Big Adventures! premiered on Nick Jr. in the United States in March and on Channel 5’s Milkshake! in the UK in September.
Other international broadcasters that has purchases broadcasting rights to the new series include: Super RTL (Germany), Minimini (Poland), RTL Telekids (Netherlands), VTM Kzoom (Belgium), AMC Minimax (Eastern Europe), Hop! (Israel), Channel One (Russia), Televisa (Mexico), TV Cultura (Brazil), ABC (Australia) and Treehouse TV (Canada).