JeemTV

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JeemTV
JeemTV logo
Launched September 9, 2005
Owned by Qatar Foundation
(Through Al Jazeera Media Network)[1]
Country Qatar
Headquarters Doha, Qatar
Website jeemtv.net
Availability
Satellite
Badr & Arabsat 11862 V / 27500
Nilesat 12284 V / 27500
Hotbird 12558 V / 27500
NOVA Greece Channel 857
Eutelsat 28A (Europe) 11223 V 27500 2/3
SKY Italia Channel 690
Cable
naxoo (Switzerland) Channel 279
IPTV
TalkTalk Plus TV Channel 460

JeemTV (Arabic: تلفزيون ج), formerly the Al Jazeera Children's Channel (Arabic: الجزيرة للأطفال), is a free-to-view pan-Arab channel, for children between 7 and 12 years old. It is owned by Qatar Foundation and is operated by Al Jazeera Media Network.


The channel aims to focus on the particular needs and interests of this age-group and on the issues relating to the interaction of their particular culture with the wider world. It aims to provide quality programmes that stimulate both learning and creativity.

Content featuring children includes:

  • debate shows, allowing young Arabs to express their thoughts and communicate their opinions
  • magazine-programmes, covering educational themes such as: science, technology and sports
  • quizzes and game-shows, for general knowledge but also for pure fun and entertainment

The channel also broadcasts nature documentaries and cartoon and animation programmes.

The content is mostly third-party foreign shows, though the channel does produce some material itself. The bought-in material is selected from the best of the international market. Foreign-language material is translated into Arabic, either by voice-over, dubbing or by subtitles.

The channel produces its own cartoon TV series and other animations, and also participates in co-productions with other public service children’s channels around the world.

Al Jazeera Children’s Channel is free to view on Badr, Arabsat, Nilesat, Hotbird and Eurobird and is also distributed by a number of other operators across Europe.

JCC developed its multimedia programme for learning and creativity with an interactive website, at: www.jcctv.net/siwar. The website is bilingual in Arabic [2] and English and provides more than 200 hours of educational and entertainment material. Members can also upload their images and videos and share them with other children around the world.

Programming for the pre-school sector, aged 3 to 6 years old, is presented under the title: Baraem.

On March 29, 2013, the channel was rebranded as JeemTV.[3][4][5] The word "Jeem" is a reference to the letter ج in the Arabic alphabet. It is depicted in the logo.

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The original logo from 2005 to 2013

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