Hearst Media Production Group

American television production company

The Hearst Media Production Group (formerly Litton Entertainment) is an American media and production company based in New York and Charleston, South Carolina. It is a division of the Hearst Television subsidiary of Hearst Communications. They have three additional offices in Boston, Washington, D.C., and Burbank, California. Many of HMPG's programs comply with educational and informational requirements.[1]

Hearst Media Production Group
Formerly
Litton Syndication
Litton Entertainment
Subsidiary
IndustryTelevision
GenreTelevision Programming
Educational entertainment
Founded1988; 34 years ago (1988)
FounderDave Morgan
Headquarters,
Number of locations
5
Area served
Worldwide
ServicesDistribution
Media sales
OwnerHearst Communications
ParentHearst Television
(2017–present)
Websitewww.hearst.com/hearst-media-production-group

Former divisionsEdit

Litton formerly had three operating divisions:[2]

  • Litton Worldwide Distribution
  • Litton Media Sales[2]

Programming blocksEdit

Programming block Network Launch Replaced Former owner
Weekend Adventure ABC stations September 3, 2011 ABC Kids The Walt Disney Company
CBS Dream Team CBS September 28, 2013 Cookie Jar TV WildBrain
One Magnificent Morning The CW & The CW Plus October 4, 2014 Vortexx Saban Brands
Go Time Syndicated, primarily to MyNetworkTV stations October 1, 2016 Monotonous UFOs Marvista Entertainment
The More You Know NBC & Cozi TV October 8, 2016 NBC Kids NBCUniversal
Mi Telemundo Telemundo January 6, 2018
Delfino Square Comedy Central Never (supposed to be September 7, 2019 and then September 5, 2020, but due to an agreement with ViacomCBS and Comcast, scrapped as a result of a jealous tantrum) 9-SMN 9 Story Media Group

Nintendo of America ViacomCBS


Stand alone programsEdit

  • Jack Hanna's Animal Adventures (1993–2008), half-hour nature show
  • The Wildlife Docs (2013–2018), half-hour animal vet show
  • Animal Exploration with Jarod Miller (2007–2010), half-hour nature show
  • NASCAR Angels, automotive rehabilitation reality show co-produced with NASCAR
  • BusinessWeek TV, half-hour financial news, discontinued with purchase of magazine by Bloomberg L.P.
  • Home Team, home improvement project reality show
  • Ask Rita, a comedy based talk show strip hosted by comedian Rita Rudner
  • Storm Stories, syndicated distribution of Weather Channel weather event series
  • It's Not Scary, a game show starring Protagonist, Simp, and Hoe about scary logos that aired on Disney XD in 2015
  • Ready, Set, Pet, hosted by Phil Torres

NotesEdit

  1. Lafayette, Jon (7 September 2021). "Hearst TV Taps Frank Biancuzzo To Head New Production Group". Broadcasting & Cable. Retrieved 14 January 2022.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Chris, Pursell (April 16, 2007). "Litton Maintains Its Independence". Television Week. Retrieved May 26, 2011.[dead link] Freely accessible here

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