Animation, gaming and action entertainment produc er DQE today announced an exclusive broadcast deal with Al Jazeera Children's Channel (JCC) for the broadcast of the 52 episodes of 11 minutes each of the animated series Jungle Book and its 60 minute TV feature.
This agreement will allow Al Jazeera Children's Channel exclusive broadcasting rights across 22 Arabic countries for a term of five years.
The Arabic version of Jungle Book will be broadcast for the first time in 3D CGI across Algeria, Bahrain, Djibouti, Egypt, Libya, Comoros, Iraq, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Lebanon, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, UAE, and Yemen through Al Jazeera Children's Channel feeds on Arabsat, Nilesat, Hotbird and Eurobird.
''The broadcast licensing agreement with Al Jazeera for our Jungle Book TV series is testament to the universal appeal of our Jungle Book adaptation." says Tapaas Chakravarti chairman and CEO, DQE Group.
According to Chakravarti the deal is of immense strategic value to DQE for other potential alliances.
Malika Alouane, director of channels' programming, JCC, ''The story book is a classic and well in line with many stories told across the vast territories JCC covers; in some countries, it is introduced in schools as part of students' curriculum.''