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, which has more than 95 public television station members in 50 states. NETA will begin airing the program Jan. 28 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 more than 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 four. 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.