DQE & Al Jazeera children’s channel sign multiple broadcast deals

MUMBAI: DQ Entertainment and Al Jazeera Children’s Channel (“JCCTV”), have signed multiple exclusive broadcast agreements with 22 Arabic states for the broadcasting rights of three DQE animated productions – The Jungle Book, NewAdventures 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 Jungle Book (second series) 52 x 11minutes in 3D HD, follows on from the first season which was remade with new storylines using modern digital technologies. The successful production of the second series has already started airing on several networks such as BBC-UK, TF1-France, ABC-Australia, TVO-Canada.
 
The New Adventures of Lassie is a 26 x 22 minutes HD animated TV series co developed by DQE with Classic Media, USA and Super Prod, France.
 
Feluda is a series of novels and short stories written by famous Indian director, author and painter par excellence, Satyajit Ray. Mysteries and Feluda is a 2D animated series comprising one 52 minute movie and 13 x 22 minutes TV
series.
 
DQE Group chairman & CEO Tapaas Chakravarti said, “We are delighted to associate again with JCCTV which is immense strategic value to DQE. This agreement for three of our high quality animated TV series is testament to the universal appeal of our properties. 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.”
 
JCCTV Acquisition and Distribution senior manager Mazen Rifka added, “Content like this is not easy to find. We are interested in titles that increase awareness of other countries but also those that reflect positive social values.”

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