Discovery Kids MENA will be bringing ‘Sinbad & The 7 Galaxies’ (26×11’) HD, the adventure comedy series to viewers in the Middle East and North Africa. It will be available worldwide for free TV, pay-TV and digital for television and mobile. Broadcast partners include the free-to-air service in the Middle East and Nigeria, MBC3 and Be.Television, respectively.
Produced by Huhu Studios which is based in New Zealand, with animation produced in Taiwan and Beijing, the animation series is created by Creative Media Partners and targets the young category aged six to 11 years. The story revolves around Sinbad, an extraterrestrial living on Earth disguised as a 14-year old, and his friends on action packed after school adventures.
Together, they travel the galaxy saving distant worlds from imminent disaster, having fun in the process. Their quests are aided by Sindbad’s special powers and the secret spaceship in his basement. Each story has an environmental theme and problems are solved without violence.
Paul Robinson, the founder and director of CMP, commented on the deals: “As these deals confirm, pre-sales for Sindbad continue to build, with interest strong from both the digital and linear platforms. The latest sales not only validates our positioning of the show as both a digital and traditional broadcast proposition, but also confirm that our commercial and creative instincts are sound. Sindbad will do the business for channels and platforms, while giving children a fresh and exciting comedy adventure that will inspire, amuse and educate”.