Tomcat Kurt accompanies us on an exciting journey through the fascinating world of animals. Children get to know native and exotic wild animals in an entertaining way, and also learn all about popular and unusual pets: their abilities, their characteristics, their needs and their habitat. The encounter between humans and animals plays an essential role. As zookeeper assistants, children experience work with animals at first hand and also get an insight into the work at a veterinary practice. They get to know the specific characteristics of the animals, as well as what is important for respectful and harmonious interaction with them. One important element of the show is the active involvement with viewers at home. Children are encouraged to to ask questions or to participate by sending in video clips that show them in action with their own pets or favorite animals. An unforgettable TV experience with animals for youngsters of all ages!
Beastly good entertainment is a safe bet in this funny and exciting quiz show with its many tricky questions from the animal kingdom, where both adults and children can put "animal" knowledge and quickness to the test. We will also visit these fascinating animals in the zoo, such as the banded mongoose, which can crack eggs with a very special trick.
Funny, crazy and absolutely «Cracker Snap»: the new knowledge format with a certain «a-ha» effect! Why did pirates wear eye patches? Can horses sleep standing up? And how do you bake a chequered cake? Every episode inspires with unusual and amusing ideas and sensational tricks from this multicoloured curiosity shop! Amazing discoveries, exciting expeditions and stunning phenomena bring history to life for young and old alike and invite viewers to take part in fun experiments, which can be repeated at home with playful ease. It'll astound and enthrall you as well as making you smile: «Cracker Snap» proves that science is fun in a playful and entertaining way!
Get the Knack!
The focus of every story in "Get the Knack!" is the question "how does it actually work?" The aim is to bring about the "Eureka effect" for every viewer as the penny finally drops at the end of each item. Every episode is a grab bag of "Eureka" surprises - nevertheless, there are recurrent themes to which the viewer can look forward. Subjects range from the high-tech to supposedly boring everyday objects. In exciting experiments viewers discover, for example, how to make clouds in a plastic bottle or how to make a piece of soap swim. Foolproof instructions and simple ingredients mean that the experiments can immediately be imitated at home.
"Get the Knack!" is an entertaining science show with modern visual language and a high cutting rate.
"Yummy" - Cooking With Kids
In each episode of "Yummy", hip chef Alexander Kumptner and two children cook up delicious dishes for young and old. Altogether around ten girls and boys between nine and thirteen years hit the "Yummy" kitchen. The colourful menu includes homemade treats such as smoothies, fish fingers and potato salad, potato and carrot rostis with mango chutney, sweet cheese dumplings with raspberries and vanilla cream, and Mexican wraps. "Yummy" shows children and their parents great recipes that will make the kids' eyes sparkle - modern cuisine with dishes that are quick and easy to prepare, look delicious and taste fantastic.
«Is everybody out there? Yesssss!» The famous tag-line used to start the show by Mr. Punch or »Kasperl«, as he is called in German-speaking countries, is well known by every child. The household name of the Austrian childrens television has entertained his fans for over five decades. To ensure the traditional children's hero will be able to amuse children for another 50 years the ORF has revamped the show and redesigned its star. The core of the show is an imaginative adventure story, presented in a traditional puppet-show style, with Kasperl and his friends. Interactivity is an integral part of the show as Kasperl rhymes and sings with the kids. Kasperl's adventures are about friendship, helping others and solving problems by using one's wits. »Kasperl« represents entertainment for young and old - traditional puppet-show at its finest!
A big tree with a tree house growing in a lorry? Frogs singing funny songs and a cow being fond of solving arithmetic problems? Can we really find things like that? Yes we can! Visiting the "ABC - Bear" and his seven friends cruising around the world in their fancy mobile, this little wonder-world becomes true! The latest program, written by the famous kids-author Thomas C. Brezina, is a valuable pedagogic contribution to basic learning, inviting the youngest audience to get the knowledge of letters and numbers easily! The captivating adventures of the "ABC-Bear" and his friends also playfully teach social aptitudes suitable for kids between 5 and 7 years: The "ABC - Bear" is always accompanied by his friends Iggi, the hedgehog, Box, the beaver, Mona Muh, the cow, Pim, the small penguin-chick and the funny Platscho-frogs. In every episode you will find a new song of the «Platscho-frogs» to sing along. With a lot of music, jokes and funny songs the "ABC - Bear" and his friends animate children of preschool age and children just starting school to learn the ABC and mathematical basics, enchanting their little audience as well as their parents.
Ein Baum, der aus einem Auto wächst und auch noch ein Baumhaus trägt? Singende Frösche und eine Kuh, die Zahlen liebt? Wo gibt es denn so was? Beim "ABC Bär" und seinen sieben Freunden, welche auf einem wundersamen Mobil durch die Welt reisen.Die neueste Sendung des Erfolgsautors Thomas C. Brezina lädt die jüngsten Zuseher dazu ein, in spannenden Abenteuern und einer einzigartigen Bühnenshow das Zusammenleben mit anderen zu lernen und in jeder Folge in bunten Spielen Buchstaben und Zahlen kennen zu lernen. Zusätzlich gibt es zu jeder Folge ein neues Lied der Platscho-Frösche zum Mitsingen. Begleitet wird der "ABC Bär" immer von seinen Freunden Iggi dem Igel, Box dem Biber, Mona Muh der Kuh, Pim dem kleine Pinguin-Küken und den lustigen Platscho-Fröschen. Der "ABC Bär" richtet sich mit viel Musik, Spaß sowie lustigen Liedern und Freude am Lernen an Vorschulkinder und SchulanfängerInnen sowie deren Eltern.
Nini is a wild flower. Her world is colourful and full of little miracles. Nini has got a lot of friends and a lot of stories to tell. She is friends with Fred the frog, who wants to whistle. She meets Teethie the traveling toothbrush, she laughs together with the violet flowers Villi, Velli, Valli and Vulli. She finds Lucky the four leave-clover and she knows the funniest stories about Chikki and Rikki the crazy chicks. Nini's cousin Daisy is sometimes sad and her other cousin Lilli gets bored easily. But when Nini starts telling her stories everybody cheers up! Let's visit Nini's world!
4. Little Grids
7. Villi, Velli, Valli and Vulli
11. Chikki and Rikki
12. Small Fire in the Snow
13. Sona, the Water Lily
14. Junius and Julius
The Quiz Castle, a combination of 3D animation and film elements, is a funny show in which theaudience gets to guess along. It specifi cally caters to the needs of pre-school children. Thetwo ghosts, Rattlehead and Pizza Poltergeist, invite viewers into their castle to take part in fun and entertaining games and quizzes. They have to answer tricky questions in each and every hall and in each and every chamber within the hallowed walls. And they get to learn amazing tricks and recognize optical illusions. «Quiz Castle» was developed in cooperation with the British Company «Absolutely Cuckoo».
The Pharaoh's Riddle
Egypt - a land full of treasures and secrets but also full of dangers. Two fearless teams of two children venture into the fascinating world of this ancient empire, where they have to solve secret riddles that the pharaoh has left behind in his pyramid. Numerous challenges await the children, from secret chambers to jeep races through the desert - and only the best will make it through. This show presents an exciting mix of quiz and game show formats using a unique combination of real and virtual sets.
Healthy food? - Not tasty! School stuff? - Boring! Family-fun? - Annoying! Sports? - How exhausting! Really? No way! - Together with the eccentric Hopper family, the young viewers discover everything to do with fitness and nutrition, learn about unusual types of sports and find out how to train their brains. «Totally Fit!» is the first wellness- program for kids that not only boosts their self-confidence, but also shows them how to get the best out of their lives - all in a funny and entertaining manner.
Freddy's Friends - Sing Along!
Sing along! Dance along! Learn English as a foreign language. There are all kinds of things going on in Freddy's world: Following the big success with `Freddy and the Beetle Bunch´, Freddy Gigele and his friends Annabell, Frida, Marco and Pops are now extending an invitation to sing and dance along. The fun party, which is a treat for all the senses and guaranteed to put you in a good mood. The series can also be adapted into different languages and provide numerous opportunities to learn a foreign language in a funny and musically way.
Freddy and the Beetle Bunch
Join in on the fun with Freddy and the Beetle Bunch - a unique sing-along programme for young children. In each music video, Freddy and his friends present high-energy feel-good songs with an educational twist. The young viewers learn about numbers, colours and much more in an entertaining way. In addition, the lyrics are displayed on screen, along with changing colours and moving images, allowing children not only to sing along but also to acquire initial reading skills and to learn the German language in a fun and entertaining way. But composer Freddy Gigele and his wild beetles have not only won the hearts of kids on TV: Their first CD hit the Austrian CD charts right after it went on sale. And because of the smashing success of their first CD, a new CD by Freddy Gigele and the wild beetles will be out at the end of November. And by popular demand, KidsTV also produced the first DVD in 2010.
How does a magician get a rabbit into his top hat? What is a magic cup and how is it made? «Enchant and astound»- that is the tagline of this children's show! The makers of Explorer Express whisk young viewers away to the astonishing world of artifice and magic. Children are given an insight into the world of artists and illusionists through exciting magic tricks and unusual handicraft, which they are encouraged to admire and imitate. Some of the best kept magician's secrets are also revealed: Cuddly toys miraculously disappear and heads are made to turn around!
Why does the koala bear have a speckled posterior? Can plants sweat or air be liquid? And how can you transfer news from one continent to another without any electricity? These and many more questions are answered in this extraordinary and successful series for young researchers from 8 to 12 years. Traveling through time, space, air and water, Thomas Brezina and Kati Bellowitsch take you on the special Explorer Express en route to «discover, experience, investigate and do it yourself ». During these exciting trips the two presenters reveal facts worth knowing about nature, animals, technology, physics, chemistry and history. They also conduct experiments for viewers to do themselves at home. Each episode of the series features interesting stories, stunning experiments and vivid explanations.
Big and small miracles, the obvious spectacular as well as hidden sensations - all this is shown in the popular science magazine for children «7 Wonders» created and hosted by Thomas C. Brezina. Together with his pilot «Nelson», he is travelling the world in their flying Wonder Express «Crazy Lola» to present seven wonders each show - be it the Dead Sea, in which Thomas reads a newspaper whilst swimming, the language of dolphins, historical sensations that still astound us today and «do it yourself wonders» that show children how they too can create something amazing. There are things to marvel at everywhere, not only far away but right around the corner.
The international nature of this format is underlined by the fact that the films were shot not only in Austria, but in England, Iceland and Jordan among other places, enabling wonders from all over the world to be presented close at hand.
The Quest for the Dragon's Chest
The idea behind the game: The wicked sorcerer "Merlox" holds the treasure-guarding dragon «Coolino» (3D computer animation) captive. The dragon can be freed only by two very good friends, and only these can find the treasure he watches over. To arrive at their goal, the candidates must pass seven skill and knowledge based tasks which the cunning Merlox has put in their way. The basic magician's props include wands, treasure chests and secret passages. The two-children teams have the chance to win "dragon dollars" - the more the better: Rather than receiving "fancy bucks" they get thirty-three hard euros for each coin at the end of the game. The children at home can also join in the excitement of the guessing games and cross fingers for the crews. For the studio audience, the game is interactive - even with a chance of winning a proper treasure chest!