Al Jazeera nabs ‘Jungle Book’

Arabic service to air toon on kids channel JCCTV

LONDON — Al Jazeera’s kids channel JCCTV has signed agreements with Indian animation house DQ Ent. for broadcasting rights of toons “The Jungle Book,” “The New Adventures of Lassie” and “Mysteries and Feluda.”

The Arabic-language versions of these shows will be available across 22 Arab states where JCCTV has its footprint. The deal will give JCCTV exclusive TV rights for five years.

The Jungle Book,” which updates Rudyard Kipling’s characters, is a DQE co-production with France’s TF1 and Moonscoop and Germany’s ZDF Group.

“The New Adventures of Lassie,” a contemporary version of Eric Knight’s canine tale, is co-developed by DQE with Classic Media in the U.S. and Super Prod. in France.

“Feluda,” based on a series of Bengali detective novels and short stories written by Satyajit Ray, is a DQE in-house production.

Filed Under:

Want to read more articles like this one? SUBSCRIBE TO VARIETY TODAY.
Post A Comment 0

Leave a Reply

No Comments

Comments are moderated. They may be edited for clarity and reprinting in whole or in part in Variety publications.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More TV News from Variety

Loading