From 28 October and for a limited period of time, the new Boomerang block will be aired on Cartoon Network Arabic, the free-to-air channel.
With the recent announcement at MIPCOM that South Africa’s Known Associates Entertainment has optioned the rights for "Ugly Betty", there has been attention focused on the TV series format.
The sixth edition of SICFF shared its floor with child animation coach and stop motion artist, Diaa Malaeb, from Lebanon, who has formerly worked with Save the Children.
Turner has picked up the series for Italy, the Middle East, Turkey and Greece. Other broadcasters include Gulli AFRICA that has picked up the series for 22 French-speaking countries across the continent.
One session was a workshop on post-production with Sebastian Reichhold, Effects Technical Director at One of Us, and the second was a panel discussion with Brian Ferguson, Animator at DePaul University in the U.S.
During the opening ceremony, "The Giraffe", a feature film that was shot in the Netherlands, Belgium, and Germany will be screened.
Spacetoon TV channel has partnered with Scene, an Egyptian advertising agency, in order to manage Spacetoon’s advertising sales in Egypt.
Special events have been lined up for the UAE, Oman, Bahrain, KSA and Kuwait, that include 'Paddington on Ice', 'Afrika Afrika', 'Roncall', 'Snap and 'Stars in Concert', among others.
‘Cartoon Network Live! Heroes Unite’ is being presented by the Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority (BTEA), in association with Live Nation Middle East and Turner’s Cartoon Network.
Series such as 'Big Hero 6', Marvel’s 'Spider-Man', 'Star vs The Forces of Evil' and the new 'Big City Greens', will be available to watch in Arabic with the option to continue watching in English.
Italian producer and distributor, Mondo TV, has signed a two-year deal with MBC3 to air an Arabic-language version of its new CGI-animated preschool series 'Cuby Zoo' in the region starting in early 2019.
The winner and runners-up will produce a pilot with Cartoon Network Africa which will then premiere in 2019.
The deal with German media companies Studio 100 Media and m4e covers TV, digital media and consumer product rights for the CGI preschool series in the MENA region.
Emirati director Fadel Saeed AlMuhairi has confirmed to BroadcastPro ME that that he is “currently looking for big sponsors who can fund the [animation feature Catsaway]”.
Nat Geo Kids Abu Dhabi has purchased the edutainment programme "Who’s there?" that released in early 2018 and was produced jointly with Svoya Production.
The new launch from Fanar Productions, which is being aired on Sama Dubai, was rated the second most watched programme in the first two weeks of Ramadan, according to IPSOS, after Ramez Taht Al Sefer on MBC 1.
The series is set to run on more than 20 television channels across the GCC and the MENA region, with segments also available on the 'Iftah Ya Simsim’s' YouTube channel.