‘Chhota Bheem’ to air on Doordarshan amid lockdown

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Mumbai, April 17 (IANS) The popular children’s cartoon series, “Chhota Bheem”, which currently airs on Pogo, will now also telecast on Doordarshan amid the ongoing Covid-19 induced lockdown.

The animation series, which was originally aired on Pogo featuring the superhero Bheem, will air on Doordarshan till May 3.

Currently, Doordarshan is re-telecasting some its old shows in order to keep people entertained amid the lockdown. And with the return of over three-decade-old Hindu mythology show “Ramayana”, Doordarshan has reportedly garnered over 170 million viewers in four episodes last week.

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Announcing the partnership between Pogo and Doordarshan to rerun “Chhota Bheem”, Siddharth Jain, Managing Director of WarnerMedia Entertainment Networks in South Asia, said: “These are challenging times and we believe that Pogo’s fun-filled, relatable content will keep kids engaged and entertained. We are very pleased to collaborate with a platform as distinguished and popular as Doordarshan. The agreement ensures that an even larger number of young viewers across the country will be able to enjoy ‘Chhota Bheem’.”

–IANS

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