Al-Jazeera takes look at tykes

Net adds new programs to kiddie channel

LONDON — Fresh from launching its much-delayed English-language channel Al-Jazeera Intl., Al-Jazeera Networks is revamping the sked for its kiddie channel.

Highlight for Al-Jazeera Children’s Channel (JCC), which celebrated its first anniversary in September, will be the Arab world’s first locally made 2-D animated skein, “Kalila and Dimna,” based on a bestselling kids book.

Other new programs include science show “Gala gala” as well as “Al sirdab al ajeeb,” a 3-D animated show produced by the South African Broadcasting Corp. and broadcast throughout the Mideast exclusively by JCC in Arabic.

“We were very keen in this new round of TV programs to improve on the content of the programs and adhere to the variant cultural specifics,” says Malika Aluane, JCC’s head of marketing and commmunications.

JCC produces 40% of its own content. It was the first free-to-air pan-Arab satcaster to broadcast a show where kids from the region could debate the issues of the day.

In addition to its Qatar HQ, JCC has regional offices in Cairo, Beirut, Amman, Rabat and Paris.

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