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Al Jazeera Children's Channel (JCC)
Logo of Al Jazeera Children's Channel
Launched September 9, 2005
Network Al Jazeera
Owned by Al Jazeera
Country  Qatar
Broadcast area availability information
Headquarters Doha, Qatar
Website [2]
Availability
Satellite
Arabsat 3A 11862 V / 27500 / 3/4
Nilesat 12284 V / 27500 / 3/4
Hotbird 12558 V / 27500 / 3/4
NOVA Greece Channel 857
Sky Digital Channel 823
SKY Italia Channel 690

Al Jazeera Children's Channel is an all-Arabic language television channel marketed at children. The channel is also known as JCC; an acronym leaving out the Arabic definite article al. As an edutainment channel, it seeks to promote childhood and adolescence development by encouraging learning and educating children in a fun way.

Launched on September 9, 2005 by the international television network Al Jazeera, the channel is targeted to children between the ages of three and fifteen. It is available in much of the Middle East and parts of Europe. It broadcasts 18.5 hours a day on weekdays and 19 hours on weekends, and advertises that it produces about 40% of its own programs, the highest proportion of any children's channel. To supplement its in-house produced content, JCC purchases programs internationally.[1] JCC also offers interactive content for children at its official website.

The channel's headquarters are in the Education City on the outskirts of Doha, Qatar, and it has regional offices in Amman, Beirut, Cairo, Paris, Kuala Lumpur and Rabat. It has a staff of over 230 employees. The second wife of the Emir of Qatar, Shaikha Mozah Bint Nasser al-Missned, was instrumental in the creation of the channel. Her brainchild, the Qatar Foundation funds the Al Jazeera Children's Channel.[2]

On March 18, 2008, Al-Jazeera Children joined the Sky Digital platform in the UK, transmitting programmes 24 hours a day, Free to Air. The channel located on the former EPG number of MEZ Television at Channel 831. The channel was recently moved during a rearrangement of the EPG on Sky Digital, to channel 823.

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References

  1. ^ eg. the Sandmännchen from Germany: [1] (German)
  2. ^ Al Jazeera Children's Channel

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