From POGO COOL SCIENCE FOR CURIOUS KIDS
India's first curiosity based show that turns science into fun like never before!
Baffling scientific principles turn into fun-filled visual treats for young inquisitive minds as POGO presents its latest original production, F.A.Q. (Frequently Asked Questions). Featuring the whacky and energetic talent of Prateek Sethi, F.A.Q. will encourage kids to question and learn the process of exploration and discovery via experiments and cool trivia. Created for kids aged 9-13 years, F.A.Q. has been developed with accredited scientists and marks POGO's tenth live action show, made in India for India. F.A.Q. airs every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. of half an hour each programme on POGO.
Speaking on this one-of-a-kind show, Krishna Desai, Director Programming, South Asia, Turner International India, said, "Making learning fun for kids is something we strongly believe in. POGO, a leading kids' channel in India, is a destination for young minds who dream bigger, think louder, play smarter and bounce higher. In the past, we have launched many other successful edutaining shows such as M.A.D, Galli Galli Sim Sim with 200 episode of half an hour each and Tiny TV. F.A.Q. is by far the most challenging show, as we aim to re-introduce science as an engaging, fun and exciting subject."
FAQ is a in house product, and the pogo stands for Positive, Optimism, Global Product and Off Centre Attitude, Pogo is also a house of Harry Potter and many other.
F.A.Q. is more of curiosity then a science with magical touch for kids, the humor elements come out from crash when ever the questions are raised by the kids in the studio. While our previous hit program of Mad was for Art but F.A.Q. for science.
During the launch whey even demonstrated few concepts for the media in the presence of Prateeek and Crash, while kids asked a question on Gravity on how the gravity is formed, it was demonstrated with the scientific way while other concept was on color memory technology a toy car was put in cold water and the colour of care got changed and the same was dipped in hot water and the color of the car changed to different and it keeps changing, and at the end they explained the science behind it that the car was coated with color memory technology and centre of gravity balancing
F.A.Q.'s dynamic host and the new face on POGO, Prateek Sethi along with his robot assistant 'Crash' enjoy an electric on-screen chemistry and are sure to energize Sunday mornings across Indian households.
Prateek Sethi said, "This is my first association with POGO and I have enjoyed every moment of bringing F.A.Q. to life. As a self-professed science enthusiast, I have a natural curiosity about the world around us. I am positive that viewers of all ages will enjoy the journey as we discover something amazing and new in every F.A.Q. episode."
In each thematic episode, F.A.Q. will demystify the principles of air, water, gas and pressure, and heat and temperature. With no unimaginative textbooks, no homework and no exams the show aims to stimulate young minds to discover science experientially, encouraging children to realize the mechanics of the physical, biological and chemical world around them.
Each F.A.Q. episode begins and ends with some tricks that quiz the mind and go onto explore everyday phenomenon. Assisting Prateek in this endeavour is his robot pal Crash, a non-talking character who expresses himself through his actions, adding lots of laughs to the show. During this journey of scientific discovery, kids are invited to interact with Prateek and Crash by answering questions.
For kids looking to continue the F.A.Q. fun in between episodes, an interactive micro-site on www.pogo.tv is the ideal place where kids can send questions to Prateek, look up DIY experiments, games, videos and a 'Did You Know' section with fascinating trivia.
F.A.Q. is supported by a multi-city school contact programme reaching out to over 900,000 kids by covering 900 schools from 20 city which includes Bangalore of 60 schools .
and is co- sponsored by Perfetti Mentos and Parle G. In addition, look out for the cool experiment with Mattel's 'Hot Wheels Colour Shifters' in the show
About POGO Original Productions:
Unafraid of experimenting and committed to offering specially created kids' programming that is parent approved and 'safe' - POGO Original productions has the largest bouquet of Indian original productions for kids with over 637 half hours of original content. POGO has created and produced ten hugely popular and totally different shows to date spanning across genres such as action animated series, a quiz series, a detective series, a family sitcom, an awards show, an arts show, a sketch comedy show and the latest being a curiosity show. These include, M.A.D (Music, Art and Dance); POGO Amazing Kids Awards 2004-2008; C.I.A (Cambala Investigation Agency); Galli Galli Sim Sim; Sunaina; Bam! Bam! Bam!...Gir Pade Hum; It's Alive; Hole in the Wall; POGO All Stars and F.A.Q.
POGO, a multi-genre channel created exclusively for kids in India, launched successfully on January 1 2004 and is distributed by Zee Turner Ltd. POGO is available in over 20 million cable & satellite homes. Within a few months of its launch, POGO became the second most popular kids' entertainment channel in India, after Cartoon Network and continues to maintain this position today.
www.pogo.tv is a hugely popular and highly interactive kids' website with exciting features such as video-on-demand, blogs, message boards, gaming and mini-sites of popular shows on POGO. The website attracts over 99,000* unique visitors per month and each of them spend an average of 21 minutes on the website. (*Source: comScore, external research)
Turner Broadcasting System Inc., a Time Warner company, is a major producer of news and entertainment products around the world and the leading provider of programming for the basic cable industry.
Next Airdate: Sundays at 10:30am
Have you ever wondered what makes a feather float but a boulder falls? Why a bird can fly but a whale can't? POGO's latest offering - 'F.A.Q.' (frequently asked questions) simplifies the most complex scientific phenomenon, the fun way!...
The more you know, the more you grow! F.A.Q. provides answers to kids in a fresh and fun manner. And the upshot is that it's an education outside of the classroom with no unimaginative text books, no homework & no exams!! Unravel the mysteries behind different phenomena and decode the fundas of Science, with fun filled experiments and gags with Prateek and his assistant robot - Crash!
Make sure to watch the latest offering form POGO's Original Production - F.A.Q., only on India's favourite kids' channel - POGO.