Mar 18, 2007

Wikkid - Pakistan’s First Channel for Children


Salman Taseer, Daily Times publisher and World Call Group chairman, announced launching of ‘Wikkid’, the first satellite TV channel in Pakistan for children that would start transmission in May.

Explaining the contents and programmes of the channel, he said it would be a first entertainment, informative and educative channel of the country to inculcate progressive and liberal ideas in the young generation so that they could fight extremist tendencies in society.

The channel will air these programmes: Cricket Crazy, a 50-minute show on cricket skills; Chooti Duniya, a puppet show; Natty’s Style School, a half-hour show offering tips on how to keep personal looks perfect with interviews of fashion designers; Meet Sangeet, a half-hour music show in which children would participate; Quiz Show; Kitchen Clash, a fun, chilled-out cooking show on the lines of BBC’s “Ready Steady Cook!”; Quran Stories, a half-hour show scripted and hosted by Sami Muzaffar; Street Smart, a half-hour reality show, following the trail of two spirited 13 years olds; Snake Pit, a thrilling 50-minute fun show originated from a novel The Snake Pit; Travel Bug, a half-hour entertaining and informative show; Sindbad Adventures on the Seven Seas, detailing conquests and encounters of Sindbad the Sailor; Haaye School, offering a hilarious look at school life; Aflatoon, a story of a character Sunny, who always finds himself in trouble; Gup Shup with Laila, a half-hour talk show; Adventure Foundation Pakistan Diaries, covering various trips of kids all over the world; Kahani Corner, a half-hour show in which Sumbul Ansari assumes the persona of a loving Dadi, grandma; Bachon ki Adaalat, presenting trial of a pop celebrity in a court with judges and lawyers and Morning Show, which would have top-ten lists of latest films and music, video game reviews, tips on various topics, all interspersed with interesting chit chat.


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