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beIN, Studio 100 Launch New beJunior Channel

Co-branded channel for the Middle East and North Africa region will broadcast programs from Studio 100’s extensive library of classics as well as modern CG series ‘Maya the Bee,’ ‘Vic the Viking’ and ‘Heidi.’

MUNICH -- Studio 100 Media has announced their plan to create, supply and schedule a co-branded channel for the Middle East and North Africa region. The new channel beJunior will be available exclusively for pay TV subscribers of the beIN MEDIA GROUP and is targeted at both child and family audiences. Studio 100 Media will provide the air set up of beJunior including on-air designs as well as the scheduling and program supply. Based on the concept of Studio 100’s Junior pay TV channel in Germany, Switzerland and Austria the new channel will broadcast programs from Studio 100’s extensive library of classics as well as modern CGI series’ Maya the Bee, Vic the Viking and Heidi. Future program highlights will include the upcoming CGI series’ The Wild Adventures of Blinky Bill, Nils Holgersson and Arthur and the Minimoys which Studio 100 Media will be presenting at this year’s MIPTV. The channel launches on April, 1st 2016.

“We are delighted to build up a twin network to our Junior channel in collaboration with the beIN MEDIA GROUP,” commented Patrick Elmendorff, CEO Studio 100 Media. “The new channel will be based on the established concept of Junior but always with special regard to the viewing habits and requirements of the audience of MENA region. Our channel offers a wide-ranging and unique lineup of programs for boys and girls alike which we are sure will entertain and be loved by the kids and their families in the Middle East and North Africa region.”

Yousef Al-Obaidly, Deputy CEO of beIN MEDIA GROUP remarked, “beIN launched our own and branded movie entertainment channels in November 2015. We want to expand the portfolio of our branded channels by launching beJunior. We are pleased to partner with Studio 100 Media, one of the leading providers of quality children edutainment content, for launch of our latest channel."

Source: Studio 100 Media

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