Pakapaka, Canal Encuentro and DeporTV launch new programming

The public channels are on their premiere, and from this Saturday, May 1, you will be able to enjoy a renewed programming. For the little ones, Pakapaka, which has already completed a decade on the screen, is preparing a launch in which Zamba, his emblematic character, returns with new episodes where he will be seen on an excursion in the Kirchner Cultural Center (CCK), with artists such as Mercedes Sosa, María Elena Walsh, Quino, Astor Piazzolla, Gilda, Gustavo Cerati and Leonardo Favio, among others. In addition, as anticipated by the children’s signal, more adventures by Nina and Zamba on the environment, science and healthy eating are already in production.

Among the returns may also see new seasons of Siesta, animated series starring a girl who falls asleep everywhere and dreams of works of universal literature, and of Experimentores II, a program that will feature the conduction of Thomas Fonzi and in which it is sought to find scientific answers to questions of everyday life.

As part of the news, comes Animal intelligence, a thirteen-chapter documentary series narrated by Hilda lizarazu that invites you to discover the fauna of Latin America to understand, among other concerns, what do frogs sing for? or why do hummingbirds like flowers so much?

Following in the line of the documentary genre, it will be presented The later, a dance program by the dancer Lucila Schmidt and the dancer Emiliano Larea, who demonstrate different musical rhythms to make boys and girls from all over the country dance and pass the dance “post”.

One of the most important points will be the arrival of the series Windows to the world, an initiative coordinated by Pakapaka and RED TAL, with seventeen television stations in Latin America, to tell through a diverse and choral story what happened to children during social, preventive and compulsory isolation, and how they returned to their routines and activities.

Among the outstanding original content that will be seen at the end of the year, is Stories between graves, the first animated horror series produced by the channel, with terrifying stories that will feature the voices of Manuel Callau and Violeta Urtizberea, among other renowned actors and actresses. And already within the international section, Threehouse Stories, Rita and Crocodile Y Filthy rich will be some of the titles that will be incorporated into the grid.

Finally, in a new format, it will continue We continue educating, the experience that began on March 20, 2020, when social isolation was decreed by the national government. The program will be implemented, again, jointly, by the Ministry of Education of the Nation, the Secretariat of Media and Public Communication, Canal Encuentro, Canal Pakapaka, Educar Sociedad del Estado and Radio Nacional.

2021 is presented as a year of challenges for Pakapaka. These days, the channel put into operation an unprecedented experience such as Inventar Pakapaka, a council of boys and girls from 7 to 10 years old from different regions of the country that meets in monthly meetings with the aim of proposing content (, and that has the support of UNICEF Argentina, the National Secretariat for Children, Adolescents and the Family (SENAF), the Ministry of Education of the Nation, the defender of the rights of children and adolescents and the Public Defender’s Office.

For its part, Canal Encuentro will update its television content with new formats, themes and perspectives and its programming will focus this year on different approaches and disciplines -history, science, education, gender, environment, philosophy, cinema, art, culture, archeology-. And that mission will include the participation of new conductors who join emblematic specialists of the channel, always with a pedagogical approach and with a renewed aesthetic.

Thus, within the framework of this new agenda of the educational and cultural channel, The craft of inspiration, a film series led by Sofía Gala, where it will seek to portray the life and work of different artists such as Agnès Varda, Stanley Kubrick, Luis Felipe Noé and Elis Regina. On your side, Julia Rosemberg, Felipe Pigna y Valeria Eldelsztein they will contribute their glances in the cycle The story tells that …, dedicated to science and history; Julieta Diaz will do the same with Parallel worlds; Elena Roger will bring your voice to Antarctica: polar challenge, Y Boy Olmi It will be dedicated to conducting a program on cinema and the environment.

With the same documentary axis, you can also see the series Silent heroes, with the aim of honoring the important work of health personnel in the fight against the pandemic. And another of the strengths of the programming will be Trans Memory Archive, which brings together images and stories of trans women over 50 years old, preserving the memory of those who suffered police violence, abandonment of the State and hostility from society.

Silent Heroes, by Canal Encuentro

To continue reflecting on the historical past, but also on the present, they will be broadcast Memories from the front, which reconstructs the most emblematic battles in national history through its archaeological remains, Head of Cabinet. A history in democracy and a program especially dedicated to investigating digital security and the responsible use of social networks.

This year, fiction will occupy an important portion of the Canal Encuentro screen, because the varied offer will include the works premiered in 2020 in the Cervantes National Theater Y the Serie Logs -original production of the Contar platform-, which brings together five short films made by five film directors: Albertina Carri, Julia Solomonoff, Laura Citarella, María Alché and Natalia Smirnoff.

Finally, the sports channel of the Argentine State DeporTV is launched with a proposal that will seek to articulate several axes with all the educational, social and community views of sport (social inclusion, gender, sexual diversity, the popular world) in a season that has the incorporation of names such as Ariel Scher, Juariu, Russian Verea, Darío Lopilato, Ernesto Cherquis Bialo, who will join those of Yésica Bopp, Maravilla Martínez, Eduardo Sacheri and Osvaldo Príncipi, among others.

The Women’s Libertadores Cup, which ended last March, will have its documentary with everything that happened in the contest, broadcast for the first time in our country on television and with a team of stories and comments by Carla Mileo, Ivana Rodríguez and Agustina Vidal. And the series The great Willy, which pays tribute to Guillermo VilasIt will be one of the most anticipated releases.

In addition, it will be released To see you again, a series of four chapters with all the members of the Golden generation of Argentine basketball who go through their retreats in various ways. And the second seasons of Boxing school, with Maravilla Martínez and Tuti Bopp; Count life, with the leadership of the writer Eduardo Sacheri and the historical compilations of The rear view mirror, with Osvaldo Príncipi.

Among other programs there will also be Alternates, with Darío Lopilato; Between clubs and paddocks, with the participation of the Russian Verea and Miter Peninsula. And in It’s passion It will seek to think, throughout 12 chapters, about what it means to be an athlete, and how the life and environment of people who practice a sport is transformed.


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