Al Jazeera Children's Channel

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Al Jazeera Children's Channel (JCC)

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 (Arabic: ‫ )الجزيرة اللطفال‬is 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 andadolescence 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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