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ABEGS renews deal for Iftah Ya Simsim

The Arab Bureau of Education for the Gulf States (ABEGS) has renewed its partnership deal with Sesame Workshop, a non-profit organization behind Sesame Street, the long running television series known for its educational content for children, to work on the Arabic version of the series “Iftah Ya Simsim,” Arab News has reported. Iftah Ya Simsim, which is produced by Bidaya Media and targets children from 4-6 years old, is currently being produced and is expected to debut across the region in early 2015. The Arabic version of the educational and entertainment television series Sesame Street was reintroduced to the Gulf region in 2011 after a 20-year hiatus.