THE NEW KIDS block on Channel 9 has just heralded your near-concluding long weekend at 7:00 a.m. The block was intended to air August 16 but it was moved to last Saturday, coinciding the renaming of Solar News Channel to 9TV– much living out the network name.
For the past two days, you have watched a showcase of six TV programs suitable for children progressively, from preschool to preteens, together with the time slot beginning with:
- Sesame Street at 7:00 a.m.,
- American Greetings’ Care Bears (Saturday) and Strawberry Shortcake (Sunday) at 7:30 a.m.,
- DC Comics’ Beware the Batman (Saturday) and Young Justice (Sunday) at 8:00 a.m. and last but not the least,
- Pokemon XY at 8:30 a.m.
The freshness of each children’s show can come as slow as almost five years from U.S. original airing (Sesame Street) but can come as fast as seven months from English dubbing (Pokemon XY).
The best traits of all these shows broadcast over the weekend mornings are their episodes are intact from editing and are free from Filipino dubbing.
But wait, if the title says that 9TV’s Kids Weekend, GMA loses something. Isn’t this unrelated?
This is where The Turf dissects another mea culpa to the litany of sins of the Kapuso Network following the law of programming motion, which is modeled after Isaac Newton’s laws of motion.
Before 9TV retrieved the airing rights of Sesame Street, GMA 7 was the last broadcaster to air from 1992 to 2003 for 11 years. The network from Timog Avenue has the airing rights of Pokemon but The Turf remains unsure if the rights were expired and given to 9TV in order to conclude another GMA’s loss.
After the first day of Kids Weekend, Bado Ofilada opined that assuming GMA retained the airing rights of the new season of Pokemon under the Astig Authority banner and Sesame Street, he’s reasonably assured that edits and dubbing will adulterate the dignity of the shows and its viewers. Not only that, he recalled Young Justice was once aired on Seven in a similar manner much to dismay when comparing to the original U.S. airing with scene cutting “for the sake of time constraints.”
That said with the continuing reluctance of Atty. Felipe Gozon to air new shows in favor of replays, it’s all clear to conclude that GMA should drop the factor of “astig” and the “authority” on the toon block for Ofilada’s reasoning.
Sorry, Siete defenders, your boss would receive a chokehold from the boss of 9TV, former Ambassador to Laos, H.E. Antonio Cabangon-Chua.
To conclude the post, let The Turf indirectly refer Mr. Ralph Domingo’s comment last December: Does GMA have any audacity to air new children’s shows anymore?
We’ll just have to wait and see.
[Photos grabbed by author admin. Courtesy of 9TV and Sesame Workshop.]