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’1001 Nights’ to Debut on Television in the United States
(01/27/2015)

NEW YORK, Jan. 27, 2015 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Big Bad Boo Studios announced that its hit animated series, 1001 Nights, will be airing for the first time in the United States this January on various Public Broadcast Channels. The company has signed a multi-year contract with the National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA), which has over 95 public television station members in 50 states. NETA will begin airing the program Wednesday January 28, 2015 at 13:30 pm, for 26 weeks.

Based on the Arabian Nights tales, 1001 Nights targets viewers 6-9 year olds, featuring entertaining and educational stories, as told by the famous Shahrzad. The show is airing in over 80 countries on channels such as CBC, Discovery Kids, Global TV Brazil, RTBF, Children's Channel Israel, TV Jamaica, Al Jazeera Children's Channel, VRT Belgium and MTV3 Finland.

1001 Nights has been nominated for 13 LEO Awards and won 4. It has also won a Platinum Pixie Award and nominated for Best Comedy Series in the New York Kids Imagination Awards 2013. Most recently, the show has gone to air on major airline entertainment systems such as Qatar Airways. The brand also has associated comic books and licensing and merchandising deals in several territories.

Past stations that have aired Big Bad Boo programs such as Mixed Nutz include New York's NYCTV Life, Indiana's Lakeshore Public Media, Arizona Public Media Channel PBS, WSIU PBS Kids Illinois and South Dakota's PBS Kids SDPB3, to name a few.

Shabnam Rezaei, President and co-founder of Big Bad Boo said: "We are excited to debut 1001 Nights in the United States. These are classic tales, relevant to the issues that kids deal with today and very appropriate for the public television audience."

Audience members who miss the television broadcast can play catch up on 1001 Nights in English, French and other languages on the OTT platform Oznoz.

About Big Bad Boo Studios

Big Bad Boo Studios is dedicated to producing quality family programming that is entertaining and educational. Their latest TV series 1001 Nights has won 4 LEO awards with 11 nominations and is airing in over 80 countries and 15 languages, including Teletoon Canada, Disney and Discovery Kids. The company has offices in New York, Los Angeles and Vancouver. Their first product Babak & Friends – A First Norooz was a direct-to-DVD cartoon about the Persian New Year. Their first animated TV series, Mixed Nutz, about a group of misfits from around the world, airs on Shaw TV, PBS, GEM TV and major stations around the world. The company also distributes popular children's content like Sesame Street, Bob the Builder, Babar and others in multiple languages to North America on the new Oznoz Platform. Visit www.bigbadboo.ca and www.oznoz.com.

About The National Educational Telecommunications Association

The National Educational Telecommunications Association is a professional association that serves public television licensees and educational entities in all 50 states, the U.S Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico. Since 1967, our reason for existing is to connect public television people and ideas, by providing quality programming, educational resources, professional development, management support, and national representation.

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For more information, please contact:

Nina Gabriadze / Big Bad Boo

212.960.8980 / nina@bigbadboo.ca

Media Contact: Nina Gabriadze, Oznoz Entertainment, 2129608980, nina@oznoz.com

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SOURCE Big Bad Boo Studios