HIT Entertainment, one of the world’s leading children’s entertainment producers and rights owners, has appointed Michael Carrington to the newly created position of head of content and production, HIT Global Brands.

Based in HIT’s London office, Carrington will be responsible for enhancing HIT’s center of excellence for content and development, reporting into Edward Catchpole. Marion Edwards will continue in her role as executive producer of HIT’s brands, reporting to Carrington.

Carrington joins HIT from Turner Broadcasting where he headed up the EMEA kids content team. Previously, he was controller of CBeebies and responsible for developing some of their most successful pre-school brands. A date has yet to be announced for his arrival.