HIT Founder Peter Orton Dies

Peter Orton, founder and chairman of HIT Entertainment, passed away December 6 after a long and courageous fight against cancer. Orton began his career at what was then known as Children’s Television Workshop where, in partnership with Lou Horne

April 6, 2018

Peter Orton, founder and chairman of HIT Entertainment, passed away December 6 after a long and courageous fight against cancer. Orton began his career at what was then known as Children’s Television Workshop where, in partnership with Lou Horne, he pioneered the “Sesame Street” co-production, a process that adapted the iconic children’s show to the cultural and linguistic demands of regions as diverse as Scandinavia, Mexico, and the Middle East.

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