Al Jazeera Children's Channel acquires the Jungle Book (2nd update)
DQE, the animation, gaming and live action entertainment production and distribution company, is pleased to announce an exclusive broadcast deal with Al Jazeera Children's Channel (JCC) for the 52 x 11 minute episode animated series and the 60 minute TV Feature of 'The Jungle Book'. This agreement will allow Al Jazeera exclusive broadcasting rights across 22 Arabic countries for a term of five years.
The Arabic version of the Jungle Book will be broadcast for the first time in 3D CGI across22 Arabic countries: Algeria, Bahrain, Djibouti, Egypt, Libya, Comoros, Iraq, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Lebanon, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, UAE, and Yemen through Al Jazeera Children's Channel feeds on Arabsat, Nilesat, Hotbird and Eurobird.
Tapaas Chakravarti, Chairman & CEO of DQE said, "The broadcast licensing agreement with Al Jazeera for our Jungle Book TV series is testament to the universal appeal of our Jungle Book adaptation. This strategic relationship is of immense value to DQE and can potentially provide the launch pad to many more commercial and strategic alliances."
Malika Alouane, Director of Channels' Programming at JCC said: "We are delighted to obtain the Arabic rights for the Jungle Book animated series and adapt it to our audience. The story book is a classic and well in line with many stories told across the vast territories JCC covers; in some countries, it is introduced in schools as part of students' curriculum."
"We are pleased to partner with DQE and surely appreciate the quality they have achieved in bringing to life this promising children TV content", she concluded.