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Breakthrough Entertainment to unveil educational series for kids at MipTV

MUMBAI: Breakthrough Entertainment focusses on educational kids content with the debut of two new kids series at the television trade event MipTV in Cannes, France this month.

The shows are ‘Science Max: Experiments at Large’ and ‘Sports Lab’. Developed in association with TVO, both live-action series will premiere in Ontario, Canada on the educational media organisation combining excitement and education for kids.

Hosted by Canadian actor, writer, and director Phil McCordic, ‘Science Max: Experiments at Large’ shows table-top experiments that are usually done in the classroom science lab. After demonstrating a small scale experiment and showing the audience how they can do it at home, Phil and his team “super-size” each experiment through trial and error. As they progress through various stages, Phil and his ‘Science Max’ collaborators come up with the best design to make the experiment successful on a totally maxed-out scale. ‘Science Max: Experiments at Large’ is a production of Breakthrough Entertainment in association with TVOKids.

Also keeping with the focus of fun and learning is ‘Sports Lab’, a new educational show about the science of sports. The episodes explore various sports by unveiling the scientific elements at work – and the result is a greater understanding and appreciation of how each sport is played. ‘Sports Lab’ is a production of Riverbank Pictures.

Breakthrough Entertainment international sales executive Jodi Mackie said, “When it comes to creating content to help children learn, broadcasters demand the best combination of entertainment and education. Both Science Max: Experiments at Large and Sports Lab brilliantly combine the fun kids want with the learning they need, and we are extremely proud to bring both series to MipTV.”

TVO creative head of Children’s and Parents’ Media Pat Ellingson said, “TVOKids is all about learning in a fun way that is based on the Ontario School curriculum so that we empower kids to succeed both inside and outside the classroom. That’s why Science Max: Experiments at Large and Sports Lab are a perfect fit. Both series will pique kids’ interests in science in a fun and engaging way all while helping them develop key STEAM skills for success in school and in life.”