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ZeeQ acquires rights of Amar Chitra Katha

MUMBAI: Edutainment channel ZeeQ has acquired 26 episodes of Amar Chitra Katha (ACK) from Ideas Box Entertainment, an independent subsidiary of Amar Chitra Katha.

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

To name a few, the bouquet of 26 episodes on ZeeQ will consist of Birbal the wise, Ashoka, Prithviraj Chauhan, 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 Business Head Subhadarshi Tripathy says, "ZeeQ has acquired this property of ACK from Ideas Box for three years. 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."

Created by Anant Pai, Amar Chitra Katha is available in 20 Indian languages and is one of the largest selling book series. In a comic book format, it has captured the great Indian epics, mythology, history, folklore, and fables.

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