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.
Italian producer and distributor, Mondo TV, has signed a two-year deal with MENA-based MBC3 to air an Arabic-language version of its new CGI-animated preschool series Cuby Zoo in all Arabic-speaking countries starting in early 2019.
Aimed at a core audience of two-to-five-year-olds, Cuby Zoo tells the story of cube-shaped animal toys that come to life when humans are away, playing and exploring their surroundings. The show is co-produced by Mondo TV and South Koreas Aurora World Corp.
Schedules and launch dates will reportedly be announced soon. However, the show is expected to launch on MBC3 across the Arabic-speaking world in the first half of 2019.
MBC3 is a free-to-air childrens edutainment channel targeting children from 3 to 13 years of age, under the umbrella of MBC Group.
Commenting on the new market, Matteo Corradi, Mondo TV CEO, said: We are thrilled to announce the arrival of Cuby Zoo in its first major market via MBC3 a leading childrens edutainment channel in the Middle East. This clever, charming and colourful show is already attracting a lot of attention from the broadcasting and licensing worlds and we expect to be making many more announcements about it in the very near future.
Speaking about the new content, Ashraf Younis, MBC3 Channel Manager added: We are happy and excited about the debut of Cuby Zoo soon on MBC3. We are confident that the high animation quality and storyline provided by Mondo TV whom we have dealt with in the past, will be an attractive addition to our young Arab audience, wherever they are.
As per media reports Mondo TV is also working to expand its CGI series Robot Trains in the region, recently signing a three-year deal with Discovery to bring the shows first two seasons to Discoverys DKids pay-TV channel in the Middle East.