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Summer reality shows target young audiences

Update: May, 31/2014 - 09:21
The reality show, broadcast on HCM City Television (HTV) Channel 7, has been on the air since last month.— Photo svvn

HCM CITY (VNS) —A new television programme, Hanh Trinh Xanh (Green Journey), is proving popular with the city's children and their parents.

The reality show, broadcast on HCM City Television (HTV) Channel 7, has been on the air since last month.

At the show, a select group of young participants aged between 7 and 14, and their parents visit handicraft villages to discover traditional culture and lifestyle from local villages.

Sixth-grade student Le Trang Anh from Ngo Si Lien Secondary School in Tan Binh District was one of the first groups that took part in Hanh Trinh Xanh.

"I learned new and valuable things and improved my general knowledge," she said.

"Joining the show also helped me improve my presentation, becoming more confident with other people."

HTV is planning to work with primary and junior secondary schools around the city, selecting their students to appear on the show.

In a move to regulate and develop broadcasting of HTV in the fierce competition among local stations, the station has invested in both facilities and human resources to make quality programmes, especially reality shows aimed at children and teenagers.

Like Hanh Trinh Xanh, other TV entertainment programmes such as Vui De Hoc (Joy In Study), Con Da Lon Khon (I'm Grown Up), Uoc Mo Cua Em (My Dream) are becoming very popular with many children and their parents in the city and its neighbouring provinces.

Some of these shows, such as Con Da Lon Khon and Bo Oi! Minh Di Dau Vay ? (Daddy, Where Are We Going?), are children's versions of Japanese and Korean programmes.

HTV specialists have worked hard to rewrite and edit these versions so that they are suitable for Vietnamese children.

The station's foreign partners have sent professional staff in lighting, camerawork, and art design and computer systems to perfect the shooting.

"I like watching Vui De Hoc produced by HTV because the show includes both education and entertainment," Tran Gia Bao, a third-grade student of the Viet Nam-Australia International School, said.

At Vui De Hoc, a select group of four children aged between 6 and 10, will use their computers to answer a question from the presenter, well-known HCM City actor Binh Minh. The first contestant to answer correctly wins the right to play the game first.

Hanh Trinh Xanh airs every Sunday at 6pm. About 3,000 children have signed up to take part in the programme. — VNS

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