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Disney content headed to Middle Eastern households

A selection of Disney kids and family content will hit airwaves in the Middle East and North Africa following a new free TV deal with Al Jazeera Children's Channel (JCC). The agreement comes four months after JCC's largest-ever broadcasting deal with BBC Worldwide for more than 180 hours of content.
March 12, 2013

A selection of Disney kids and family content will hit airwaves in the Middle East and North Africa following a new free TV deal with Al Jazeera Children’s Channel (JCC).

This past November, JCC inked its largest-ever programming deal with BBC Worldwide for more than180 hours of content, which includes animated and live-action kids’ series. The company has now acquired the rights to some of Disney’s most popular content, including Disney and Disney/Pixar movies as well as Disney Channels’ live-action and animated series.

Among the shows set to air are Phineas and Ferb, Kim Possible, Lilo and Stitch, and Zeke and Luther. Baraem TV, JCC’s preschool channel, will feature titles like Handy Manny, Little Einsteins and Jojo’s Circus. Animated films include A Bug’s Life, Toy Story, Cars and Tangled.

All programs will be dubbed into Arabic and will roll out in the coming months.

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Wendy is Kidscreen’s Associate Editor. When she’s not sourcing material for the brand's daily email newsletter, she’s researching, writing and connecting with others about the newest trends in digital media. Contact Wendy at wgoldman@brunico.com.

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