‘Postman Pat’ Celebrates 30th Anniversary With 5-Year BBC Pact

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The BBC has committed to air Postman Pat on its CBeebies children’s channel through 2015 under a new deal with Classic Media.

The popular preschool series is celebrating in 2011 its 30th anniversary and a 30-year releationship with the BBC.

The new deal will see the broadcaster re-up the license for series three through six, as well four TV specials. The partnership ensures Postman Pat’s presence across BBC1, BBC2, CBBC, CBeebies, BBC iPlayer and CBeebies radio.

“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,” says Chloe van den Berg, executive VP international for Classic Media. “It’s fantastic to see the brand still resonating with today’s young audiences.”