FALLS CHURCH, VA- MHz Networks will launch a brand new block of programming nationally on MHz Worldview March 6. Premiering at 10 AM ET, the weekly block includes the best in children’s entertainment and learning from all over the world.
The block launches on MHz Networks 1 (MHz Worldview DC) in the Washington DC market on Sundays at 3 PM ET, beginning March 7.
Known as ShorTV, the programming block nods to the name of the MHz Networks international film festival, The Shortie Awards, as well as the awards’ mascot, Shortie. Both Shortie and the festival support and promote youth created media throughout the world.
Elizabeth Pringle, MHz Networks Education Director says, “While the approaches of the shows may all be different, the values are the same. ShorTV is a child’s window to programs, cultures and perspectives from all over the world.”
Throughout the episodes, viewers will experience a wide array of children’s programs appropriate for various age ranges. Films produced for The Shortie Awards by global youth, ages 7-18, will also be incorporated into the programming block.
Animated shows for youth premiering March 6 include:
MuMu is an innocent, sweet, curious creature who lives alone on an island in the middle of the ocean – and he loves to hug! Whether it be an unsociable seagull, an eccentric penguin, or even a lifeless rubber duckie, everybody receives MuMu’s hugs and his most sincere friendship. Whenever you encounter frustration, just remember: MuMu is always there in your heart and ready to give you his most affectionate embrace. From Taiwan.
This animated series follows the search and rescue adventures of a young lifeboat, Luke, and his crew near the mad, magical seaside town of Donaghadoo. It introduces young children to concepts like sea safety and coastal awareness in a lively, comic way. In English. From Ireland.
Meet Sanjay, Babak, Jae, Adele and Damaris – a group of friends from around the world. These Mixed Nutz stick together, because being from different places and trying to fit in can be tough. Whether they’re dealing with their demanding swim coach – an ex-Navy SEAL, or dodging schoolyard bullies, the kids discover themselves as they journey through the twists and turns of a new place and a new school.
In English. From Canada.
Katz is a tiger-like magical creature. To protect him from the evil Dark Messenger, who wants Katz’s powers, a group of kids from the beautiful and fictional Bent-Boo Village come together to form Katz Fun.
In English. From Taiwan.
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