More sunny days are ahead as “Sesame Street,” the longest-running American children’s show, begins airing on Knowledge Channel this month.
The home to well-loved characters such as Big Bird, Bert, Elmo, Cookie Monster, Ernie, Grover, Oscar the Grouch, has taught children across the world how to become smarter, stronger, and kinder with the life lessons for over 40 years.
“A lot of Filipinos grew up watching ‘Sesame Street’ and they have learned valuable lessons from the show. This time around, Knowledge Channel would like to extend that enriching childhood experience brought by ‘Sesame Street’ to the new generation of Filipino kids by airing it in crystal clear digital TV,” Danie Sedilla, Knowledge Channel channel head said.
The show introduces a new character, Armando, a Puerto Rican who lives on the street, to show that it is still inclusive of varied cultures, as well as a new segment called “Cookie’s Crumbly Pictures,” which shows Cookie Monster in different situations as he learns how to control his emotions.
Adding excitement to learning on “Sesame Street” are the visits form Hollywood artists such as Charlize Theron, Usher, Anna Kendrick, Forrest Whittaker, and Pentatonix.
Meanwhile, Kapamilya stars have joined forces with some of the “Sesame Street” characters to excite kids with the airing of “Sesame Street” in the Philippines, marking a milestone for Filipino kids of all ages.
Jolina Magdangal, Darren Espanto, Ylona Garcia, Bailey May, Nash Aguas, Alexa Ilacad, Krissha Viaje, Kyle Echarri, and Yeng Constantino have teamed up to add a Pinoy touch to iconic Sesame Street opening song “Can You Tell Me How to get to Sesame Street?.”
Elmo, one of the show’s most loved characters recently flew into the country for a fun collaboration with the kids of “Team YeY,” the only original TV series for kids airing on YeY, the premium entertainment channel for kids on ABS-CBN TVplus.
Along with Team YeY hosts Nhizky Calma, Sam Shoaf, Noel Comia, Athena Guanzon, AJ Urquia, Raven Cajuguiran, Mitch Naco, and Sophia Reola, Elmo shot a Kidieoke, a sing-along video for kids, and TawaTime, short segments of jokes kids can share, for kids to watch across ABS-CBN channels 2, YeY, and Knowledge Channel.
“We are thrilled to be reaching a new generation of children in the Philippines. From the very beginning, Sesame Street has always helped kids grow smarter, stronger, and kinder. With each new season, we continue to develop new content based on the latest research. Our mission is to educate and entertain, and to cover all the topics that families care about in the Philippines and around the world,” said Will De Pippo, assistant director for International Licensing at Sesame Street.
Come and play at “Sesame Street” and be part of the A-OK neighborhood filled with fun Monday to Friday at 7:30 AM, with replays at 6:00 PM, only on Knowledge Channel, available on ABS-CBN TVplus, SKYcable, and SKYdirect.
Knowledge Channel is the foremost source of relevant, dynamic and engaging multi-media learning resources (MMLR) in the Philippines. Knowledge Channel produces and acquires videos, games, and apps for the learners and their teachers, while YeY! is a free and exclusive channel on Philippine digital TV that airs child-friendly and educational content via ABS-CBN TVplus.
ABS-CBN is the first media and entertainment company in the Philippines to make the historic switch from analog to digital terrestrial television in 2015 to transform the TV viewing experience of Filipinos. Using digital signal transmission, ABS-CBN TVplus makes TV viewing dramatically crystal clear. It can also capture and broadcast channels that transmit in digital and is offered for a one-time payment fee priced at P1,499.
ABS-CBN TVplus is available in leading appliance stores in Metro Cebu, Cagayan De Oro, Davao City, Iloilo, Bacolod, Metro Manila, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Pangasinan, Rizal, Laguna, Pampanga, Tarlac, Benguet, and Cavite. For more information, visit tvplus.abs-cbn.com and follow YeY! on Facebook and Youtube.