Batoota Films recently moved to Beirut after 10 years of producing TV programs in London primarily for Al Jazeera English, Channel 4 and BBC World Service. In May 2009, Batoota Films fell under the spell of Shankaboot and became the unique producers of the world's first Arabic webdrama.
The BBC World Service Trust is the international development arm of the BBC. It uses media and communications to inform, educate, engage and entertain audiences in around 40 countries across the Middle East, Asia, Africa and Europe. The BBC World Service Trust has over 10 years of experience supporting independent media in these regions – much of this work has focused on drama production for TV and radio and journalism training. Shankaboot is its first web drama.
The Welded Tandem Picture Company is an Independent Production Company in the UK specializing in Comedy and Drama. Alongside their production business they also supply consultancy services for the Television Industry. For Shankaboot they have supplied all the various consultancy needs of the project.