ZeeQ brings universe of Amar Chitra Katha on Indian Television

MUMBAI, December 28, 2012: ZeeQ, the first edutainment channel of India - in kids’ genre - launched by Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd.(Zee) has acquired 26 episodes of Amar Chitra Katha (ACK) from Ideas Box Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. Ideas Box is an independent subsidiary of Amar Chitra Katha Pvt. Ltd.

ZeeQ has plans to beam the 26 episodes of ACK, over 26 weeks, during November 2012 to April 2013.

ACK was founded by Anant Pai, in 1967. In 20 Indian languages, it is the largest selling book series and hence is considered as one of the most favorite comic series of India. In a comic book format, it has captured the great Indian epics, mythology, history, folklore, and fables.

Subhdarshi Tripathy, Business Head of ZeeQ says, “ZeeQ has acquired this property of ACK from Ideas Box for three years.” Ideas Box is a content, activation, education and television company which has conceptualized and produced the 26 episode series. He adds, “ZeeQ had planned to bring the class room lessons of history in engaging animated format on small screen and ACK is the first step in that direction.”

ACKs episodes capture the Indian heroes of Amar Chitra Katha from the comics and create a first of its kind comic format which is fresh and interesting. This program will help children develop values and harbor integrity in edutainment way.

To name a few, the bouquet of 26 episodes on ZeeQ will consist of Birbal the wise, Ashoka, Prithviraj Chavhan, Chanakya, Shivaji, Vivekanand, Subhash Chandra Bose, Bhagat Singh, Mother Teresa and the likes.

Every episode will explore two heroes and Itihaas, the voice of History, will tell the tale.

ZeeQ, the 32nd channel from Zee was launched in early November and now is available to Indian kids’ audience on the platforms of Dish TV (channel no.510) and Videocon d2h (channel no. 525).


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