Mondo TV Iberoamerica, part of Mondo TV Group, has secured an agreement with a number of broadcasters in Latin America to air four specially chosen episodes of MeteoHeroes on Earth Day.
Among the public channels that have confirmed plans to air the episodes are Señal Colombia; TV Perú and its children’s channel IPe; SER TV (Panama); TVN Chile via its children’s channel TV Educa Chile; Pakapaka (Argentina); and Canal Once (Mexico). All are broadcasting the shows the week of April 22. Canal Once plans a second broadcast on the weekend of May 1 to 2 for Día del Niño (Children’s Day) in Mexico.
Private channels involved include Megavisión (El Salvador); TC Televisión (Ecuador); TV Jamaica; Trece (Paraguay); Primo TV (U.S. and Puerto Rico), the English-language network of Hispanic pay TV leader Vme Media; Colorvisión (Dominican Republic); and Red Uno (Bolivia).
MeteoHeroes, co-produced by Mondo TV and the leading Italian weather forecasting center Meteo Operations Italia (MOPI), helps children understand complex and current issues about climate, pollution and protecting the planet through a combination of entertainment and education. The four episodes will demonstrate the diversity of themes and regions covered by the series, including an episode set in Latin America, as well as underlining the show’s blend of comedy, adventure and environmental themes.
The special showings will be promoted by both the channels involved and Mondo TV across a wide range of platforms and media.
Dimitri Papanikas, international sales and co-productions manager of Mondo TV Iberoamérica, said: “This is a crucial example of fostering a spirit of hope and global collaboration by supporting channels in their programming on a special day dedicated to the celebration of nature. We are thrilled to have such great partners joining us in spreading the positive message from the MeteoHeroes that, working together, we all have the power to save planet Earth.”
Luigi Latini, CEO of the show’s co-producer Italian weather forecasting center Meteo Operations Italia (MOPI), added: “The 22nd of April is an extremely important day on the environmental calendar. We are delighted that we can make a small contribution to spreading the message about protecting our planet through a show that both educates and entertains.”