The Al Jazeera Children’s Channel has acquired broadcast rights for 22 Arabic states to multiple properties from DQ Entertainment, including The Jungle Book, The New Adventures of Lassie and Mysteries and Feluda.
This five year agreement will provide JCCTV the exclusive broadcasting rights for three animated TV series worldwide in Arabic language only.
The deal includes:
- The Jungle Book, (second series) 52 x 11 minutes in 3D HD
- The New Adventures of Lassie, 26 x 22 minutes HD animated TV series co-developed by DQE with Classic Media, USA and Super Prod, France.
- Mysteries and Feluda, 13 x 22 minutes and 1 x 52 minutes 2D animated series based on the novels and short stories of famous Indian director, author and painter Satyajit Ray.
“This agreement for three of our high quality animated TV series is testament to the universal appeal of our properties,” said Tapaas Chakravarti, chairman & CEO of DQE Group. “The success of the first season of Jungle Book has given us the confidence to produce more of such iconic high quality global properties. We are sure that The New Adventures of Lassie, Feluda and The Jungle Book 2 will also be well received by audiences in Arabic nations.”
“Content like this is not easy to find,” said Mazen Rifka, acquisition and distribution senior manager of JCCTV. “We are interested in titles that increase awareness of other countries but also those that reflect positive social values.”