Two shows from Knowledge Channel and YeY, ABS-CBN’s youth-oriented channels, were honored for upholding quality, value-oriented content for children and their families at the first Sinebata children’s video festival, a prelude to the 1st Southeast Asian Prix Jeunesse.
Knowledge Channel’s “Salam: Bagong Kaibigan,” a social studies and values education show, won in the Fiction category for programs targeted to children 13-17 years old.
The peace education series incorporates essential peace concepts and pertinent social issues with lessons from World History. It also uses everyday situations in a teenager’s life and shows how the youth can play a role in promoting a peaceful society.
Meanwhile, YeY’s “Team YeY,” a kiddie show that showcases creative and informative activities per day like dance, storytelling, and music, was hailed as the winner in the Non-Fiction category for programs designed to children under 7 years old.
“Team YeY” airs on ABS-CBN TVplus’ all-day children’s channel, YeY, top billed by Kapamilya child stars.
As winners of Sinebata 2017, “Salam: Bagong Kaibigan” and “Team YeY” are also part of the country’s official 10 entries to the 1st Southeast Asian Prix Jeunesse, a video festival for, by, and with children. It is inspired by the Prix Jeunesse International of the Prix Jeunesse Foundation, which honors programs of the highest quality in youth and children’s television.
Sinebata 2017 is a nationwide search for the best videos produced for children. Its theme for this year is “Pride in Self, Family, and Traditions.”
The Anak TV Foundation, in partnership with the Council for the Welfare of Children (CWC), is convening the Southeast Asia Prix Jeunesse on November 27-29 at the Manila Peninsula.