Kids nets catch Little Nutbrown Hare

Channels in the Middle East, central Europe and Iceland have acquired preschool toon series Guess How Much I Love You – The Adventures of Little Nutbrown Hare. The 52x11mins series has gone to JCC, Minimax and RUV, respectively. 9 Story Media Group sells the series internationally. German kids channels KiKA and ARD-owned HR-Hessischer Rundfunk, plus […]

Al Jazeera picks up kids package from Zodiak

Al Jazeera has acquired a package of programmes from Zodiak for its Arabic kids channels Jeem and preschool service Baraem TV. It has taken Zodiak Kids titles including The Ranch, Rekkit Rabbit (pictured) and Horrid Henry. The Qatar-based broadcaster has also relicensed Monster Buster Club and Escape from Scorpion Island. Jowaher Al Nasr is now director […]

North American kids web channel bags Arabic shows

Original Arabic programming is heading to new North American online children’s channel Oznoz. The net, which targets bilingual children, has partnered with JCC (Al Jazeera Children’s Channel) to bring the latter’s original shows to the platform in languages such as English and French. Shows from JCC’s preschool channel Baraem such as Lulu and Marmar, Kalila […]

News brief: Broadcasters buy Cloudbabies

Broadcasters in Europe, the Middle East and Korea have acquired preschool toon Cloudbabies from producer and brand owner Hoho. The CBeebies series will launch later this year on RTP in Portugal, Al-Jazeera Children’s Channel (aka JCC) in the Middle East and Kenny & Co in Korea following the agreements with Hoho Entertainment’s sales arm Hoho […]

BBC Children’s takes one-off Rosie Special

UK public broadcaster the BBC has picked up a special feature length version of popular preschool animated series Everything’s Rosie, TBI has learned. The 24-minute special is a coproduction between UK indie producer V&S Entertainment and the Qatari state backed kids channel JCC. BBC preschool channel CBeebies has the regular Everything’s Rosie series and will put […]

News brief: JCC buys German toon

Middle Eastern broadcaster JCC has acquired German toon The Moffels for its kids network Barael TV. The series, about three chubby half-fairies that grant a young girl a wish per night, is sold on the international market by fledgling distributor BWO TV and Licensing and debuted on German kidscaster KiKA in 2012. JCC’s acting executive […]

Kids TV seriously

Today’s kids have an endless array of entertainment choices. From Disney, Nickelodeon and Turner Broadcasting TV channels to films, music videos, social media and console & casual gaming, there’s enough compelling content out there to occupy them 24/7. Is there a place for factual programmes in that mix? Andy Fry investigates The overwhelming majority of […]

News brief: Al Jazeera Children’s Channel and V&S coproducing more Everything’s Rosie

V&S Entertainment and Al Jazeera Children’s Channel (JCC) are coproducing a third season of preschool animated series Everything’s Rosie. The Middle Eastern kids channel and UK producer have teamed for earlier series and confirmed they will make season three together. The show  airs on JCC’s preschool channel Baraem. Internationally, V&S has shopped the series to […]

BBC Worldwide announces programming deals as Showcase opens

BBC Worldwide has sold a raft of its drama and factual programming to broadcasters across the Middle East and Africa. Deals include shopping three seasons of Doctor Who to Al Jazeera’s kids channel JCC. The Al Jazeera Documentary Channel picked up a 200-hour package that includes Attenborough’s Giant Egg and India on Four Wheels. African […]