More sunny days ahead as Sesame Street, the longest-running American children’s show, airs on Knowledge Channel.
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.
Sesame Street airs Monday to Friday at 7:30 a.m., with replays at 6 p.m. on Knowledge Channel, available on ABS-CBN TVplus, SKYcable, and SKYdirect.
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