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HIT Entertainment

FormerlyHenson International Television (1982 -89), Gainbase PLC (1989), HIT Communications PLC (1989-92), HIT Entertainment PLC (1992-2005)
TypeSubsidiary
IndustryEntertainment
GenreChildren's programmes
PredecessorsGullane Entertainment Lyrick Studios
Founded1982 ; 38 years ago ( 1982 )
FoundersJim Henson Peter Orton Sophie Turner Laing
HeadquartersLondon , England, New York City , New York, Los Angeles , California , U.S.
Number of locations3
Key peoplePeter Orton
Production outputTelevision Production , Children's Animation , Production
ServicesDistribution Licensing
Number of employees188+
ParentMattel Television ( Mattel )
SubsidiariesHIT Entertainment USA Inc., Ludgate 151 Ltd., Entermode Ltd. , HIT Entertainment Canada Inc.
Websitehitentertainment .com
Big Hit Entertainment Logo 2017.jpg "Big Hit Entertainment Logo 2017.jpg", by Big Hit Entertainment, converted by Tdt158, licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0

After filing to go public and confirming millionaires and new billionaires at its company, Big HIT Entertainment has shared its process of acquiring another influential label in the Korean-Music scene. Big HIT Entertainment, music label and management home to BTS and Tomorrow X Together, and its chairman and CEO BANG Si-Hyuk announce that the company is to acquire KOZ Entertainment, which is a label founded by hip-hop superstar and producer Zico, who has one OF Koreas biggest Hits OF 2020 with viral single Any Song. Only created in November 2018, KOZ Entertainment is a relatively young label to join the Big HIT label system that includes Source Music and Pledis Entertainment. KOZ currently boast lineup including Zico as well as singer-songwriter Dvwn, who was recruited to the label last November and has collaborated with respected industry names like producer Giriboy and vocalist Cheeze. Earlier this year, Zico appeared as mentor and judge alongside Big Hits BANG Si-Hyuk on boy-band singing competition show I-Land that created ENHYPEN in the first joint project between Big HIT and Korean-Entertainment conglomerate CJENM. CEOs of both companies share their excitement and anticipation of the merger in a press release to the media. KOZ values artists and content, and strives for innovation in the music industry, says KOZ CEO Yoo Seung Hyun. Its philosophy is in line with that of Big HIT, which is an innovating business model for the music industry. Under cooperation with Big HIT, we will continue to find talented artists and advance our global business. Meanwhile, Big Hits BANG add, I am happy to stand together with Koreas top producer and artist Zico. I look forward to the success of KOZ artists in the global market through Big Hits global network and organized music production system. I look forward to the synergy that Big HIT and KOZ will create together. Big HIT add in their release that the deal is expected to pave the way for Big HIT to expand on artist IP and production capacity. News of the acquisition comes in a busy month for Big HIT as BTS ready their upcoming album to be dropped this Friday, November 20, led by sentimental new single Life go ON. Then ten days later, on November 30, ENHYPEN will release their debut album Border: Day One. I write about music from around the world; covering everything from Latin to K-Pop, Afrobeat to Arab Pop, and artists buzzing throughout Africa, Asia, Americas and anywhere else. My work has appeared in New York Times, Billboard, Rolling Stone, NPR, Teen Vogue, BuzzFeed and beyond with my expertise called up by CNN, Washington Post, Good Morning America, USA Today, ABC News, MTV and more. I'm freelance writer based in New York City, with my work bringing me to South Korea, Japan, England and around the world. I'm always listening for something that sounds good and always looking to discuss what gets the listener excite.

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History

In 2005, Apax Partners took HIT private purchasing company for £489. 4 million with former BBC director general Greg Dyke becoming chairman. In 2006, HIT closed its DVD sales and distribution arm in the US and contracted with 20 Century Fox Home Entertainment for DVD distribution. HIT continues to sell and distribute its own DVD releasing output in the UK. In September 2007, corporation and Chellomedia formed a joint venture to run JimJam Children's channel. In 2008, HIT hired Jeffrey D. Dunn, formerly of Nickelodeon, as Chief executive and moved DVD distribution from Fox to Lionsgate Home Entertainment. Dunn moved the company to create new characters, including Mike Knight, and revitalize existing brands. In February, HIT sold the Guinness World Records brand, acquired with Gullane, to Ripley Entertainment. They also sold rights to Sooty characters and properties to his current presenter, Richard Cadell, after HIT put rights to Sooty up for sale in October 2007. In March 2009, HIT Entertainment started its HIT Movies Division based in Los Angeles with Julia Pistor as Division head to create Movies base on Company's franchises. Division's first planned movie adaptation was for live action Thomas & Friends in late 2010. In early 2010, HIT licensed Thomas & Friends to Mattel for toys. By August, company withdrew from the JimJam joint venture but would continue providing programming. In April 2011, Apax put HIT up for sale with option to sell the Company in two parts Thomas & Friends franchise and other HIT characters with its Kids Sprout stake with either parts or separately. Several bidders had eyed acquisition of the company, including Walt Disney Company, Viacom, Mattel, Hasbro, Classic Media, Chorion and Saban Brands. By April 2011, Fireman Sam was revitalise enough to be Top 10 UK Best-selling character toy according to NPD Group.

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Staff

Jocelyn Stevenson, Lenora Hume, Christopher Skala, Karen Barnes, Marion Edwards, Michael Carrington, Christopher Keenan, and Edward Catchpole act as executive producers. Ian McCue produced series for HiT from the sixteenth to twentieth series. He also worked as line producer for the fifteenth series. Sharon Miller and Jo Jordan serve as creative producers. The Latter also served as post-production producer for Hero of Rails, while the former worked as script editor of the ninth, tenth and eleventh series. Denise Green served as line producer for Hero of Rails, Misty Island Rescue, thirteenth, fourteenth and fifteenth series. Micaela Winter also served as line producer for Great Race, Bubbling Boilers and the Twentieth series. Claire Waxler and Sam Barlow serve as supervising producers. Karen Davidsen served as head / director of production from nineteenth and twentieth series, Sodor's Legend of lose Treasure and Great Race. Karen Davies is director of content services.

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Releases

South Korean media company Big Hit Entertainment is powering through 2020 in a big way, company founder and chairman-CEO Bang Si-hyuk revealed today during a corporate briefing held in Seoul. Despite corona pandemic changing touring plans for many artists under Big Hit's auspices, in the first half of the year company projected revenue of 294 billion KRW and 49. 7 billion KRW in connected operating profits from music sales, intellectual property releases, and other Big Hit ventures. Big Hit Ecosytem is currently make up multi-label and business system that includes numerous brands and companies, including music labels Big Hit BTS, TOMORROW X TOGETHER, Pledis Entertainment, and Source Music. Artists within it had a major year with regard to album sales: Bang announced that artists under Big Hit multi-label system dominate South Koreas Gaon album chart, with 40 % of all album sales. BTS and Seventeen accumulate 53 % of all top 10 sales between their pair of new albums; former Map of Soul: 7 record over 4. 26 million albums sell, while Latters Hang: garae sold over 1. 2 million albums. Seventeen, who are under auspices of Pledis Entertainment, which was invested in by Big Hit earlier this year, is described by Bang as being poised to mirror BTSs global rise as top K-pop group. According to him, 13-member boy band is seeing growth that mirrors that of superstar septet BTS two or three years ago. He describe Seventeen as Big Hits next mega IP. Though Bang didnt announce any specific plans for Seventeen beyond their upcoming digital fanmeet at the end of August, company has big plans for its artists throughout the rest of 2020: BTS will hold their Map of Soul ON: E online and offline concert in October and release an album at end of this year, and that same month NUEST will release new Japanese album. TXT will also release a new album in autumn, and a new boyband is currently being produced via television series I-LAND by BELIFT LAB, joint venture between Big Hit and CJ E & M. Beyond 2020, Big Hit is planning to debut a new girl group in 2021, which Bang describes as being global girl group from diverse backgrounds and languages. Along with artistic releases, briefing also address success of brand collaborations with the likes of Samsung and Starbucks this year, and the launch of various IPs released by BTS this year-including launch of animated TinyTAN BTS counterparts and graphic lyrics book series. According to Big Hit, it sold 458 IP official products just in the first half of 2020.

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