JimJam expands to Middle East

Network to air on Showtime Arabia

Preschool channel JimJam has expanded into the Middle East, where it began airing on paybox Showtime Arabia as of Monday.

JimJam will initially air for 12 hours a day, with programming such as “Bob the Builder” and “Barney & Friends” dubbed into Arabic.

JimJam is a joint venture acquired in September by international distrib Chello Zone and Hit Entertainment, a children’s entertainment producer and rights owner.

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