ZeeQ acquires 26 episodes of Amar Chitra Katha
Edutainment channel ZeeQ has acquired 26 episodes of Amar Chitra Katha (ACK) from Ideas Box Entertainment.
Ideas Box is an independent subsidiary of Amar Chitra Katha.
ZeeQ plans to beam the 26 episodes of ACK over 26 weeks till April 2013.
ACK was founded by Anant Pai, in 1967. It is the largest selling book series and hence is considered as one of the most favourite comic series of India.
In a comic book format, it has captured the great Indian epics, mythology, history, folklore, and fables.
ZeeQ, the 32nd channel from Zee, was launched in early November and is available on the platforms of Dish TV and Videocon d2h.
The channel aims to cater to the needs of children of age group 4 to 14.
ZeeQ has acquired this property of ACK from Ideas Box for three years. We had planned to bring the classroom lessons of history in engaging animated format on small screen and ACK is the first step in that direction, Subhdarshi Tripathy, Business Head of ZeeQ said in a statement.
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, it added.