Discovery Kids (DKids), the kids’ channel from Discovery in the Middle East North Africa, has recently acquired the latest Russian cartoons ‘Be-Be-Bears’ and ‘Paper Tales’. The two shows are fully adapted into the Arabic language and this include dubbing and graphic of high quality. The channel is available through beIN, the pay-TV platform in Qatar, on channel 110.
The well-established animation studio Parovoz created and produced both series. They are commissioned by Digital Television Russia (DTR) and exclusively distributed by Signal Media. Both cartoons target a young audience aged three to six years old and will have their own mobile apps on Android and iOS devices.
Dorota Eberhardt, from the Discovery’s programming team, revealed: “We are very happy to start cooperation with Signal Media, which offers great content that combines the best Russian tradition of animation and storytelling with the most modern technology”.
Mikhail Kovalchuk, CEO from Signal Media, said: “Collaboration with Discovery has been a big new step for us. DKids is a renowned kids’ brand with a long history and millions of viewers all over the world. It is a challenge to reach and match up to the DKids brand.
“We are sure that our animation will not only become a part of the TV schedule, but will also become the reason kids and their parents in all countries within the MENA region pick up the remote to switch on DKids”, he said further.