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(REFERENCE COPY - Not for submission) Children's Television Programming Report

FRN:
0002900330
File Number:
CPR-164216
Submit Date:
01/09/2015
Call Sign:
WRCB
Facility ID:
59137
City:
CHATTANOOGA
State:
TN
Service:
Full Service Television
Purpose:
Children's TV Programming Report
Status:
Received
Status Date:
01/09/2015
Filing Status:
Active



Report reflects information for : Fourth Quarter of 2014

General Information

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Attachments Are attachments (other than associated schedules) being filed with this application?

Applicant Information

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Applicant Name, Type, and Contact Information

Applicant Address Phone Email Applicant Type

Contact Representatives (0)

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Contact Name Address Phone Email Contact Type

Children's Television Information

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Section Question Response
Station Type Station Type Network Affiliation
Affiliated network NBC
Nielsen DMA Chattanooga
Web Home Page Address www.wrcbtv.com

Digital Core Programming

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State the average number of hours of Core Programming per week broadcast by the station on its main program stream 4.0
State the average number of hours per week of free over-the-air digital video programming broadcast by the station on other than its main program stream 168.0
State the average number of hours per week of Core Programming broadcast by the station on other than its main program stream. See 47 C.F.R. Section 73.671: 3.0
Does the Licensee provide information identifying each Core Program aired on its station, including an indication of the target child audience, to publishers of program guides as required by 47 C.F.R. Section 73.673? Yes
Does the Licensee certify that at least 50% of the Core Programming counted toward meeting the additional programming guideline (applied to free video programming aired on other than the main Yes No program stream) did not consist of program episodes that had already aired within the previous seven days either on the station's main program stream or on another of the station's free digital program streams? Yes

Digital Core Programs(13)

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Digital Core Program (1 of 13) Response
Program Title LAZY TOWN (Main Program Stream 3.1 Only)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat 11:30am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 2
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 2 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. LAZY TOWN is a show featuring the importance of health, fitness, and being good friends. Set in a fantasy world known as Lazy Town, which is populated by inactive residents, we meet a visitor named Stephanie who is determined to coax her friends and relatives into adopting a healthful, active life style. She wins over her new friends, Ziggy, Stingy, Trixie and Pixel, convincing them to leave their gaming consoles and candy stashes at home so they can go outside and play. She persuades her uncle, Mayor Milford Meanswell, and his friend Ms. Busy Body to support her efforts. Robbie Rotten, who lives underground, and is determined to return Lazy Town to its former state of inactivity and quiet, constantly foils the characters' efforts. Coming to the rescue is the athlete Sportacus who lives in a zeppelin-like aircraft and receives signals from the kids or the Mayor whenever they need help. Sportacus has two goals, to keep the peace and to promote healthful, positive living. When Robbie Rotten is discovered and contained through comic pratfalls, he returns to his underground lair and all is well in Lazy Town, until another day and another time when Robbie will rise again.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (2 of 13) Response
Program Title POPPY CAT (Main Program Stream 3.1 Only)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat 12pm
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 2
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 2 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. POPPY CAT is based on the Poppy Cat's Adventures book series authored and illustrated by Lara Jones. A narrator, also named Lara, reads a story to her cat in each episode. This story stars the narrator's own Poppy Cat, who envisions and takes his friends on imaginary adventures. The friends are Zuzu, a Dalmatian who zips around on a skateboard; Alma, a southern belle bunny who is ultra-feminine and sweetly dramatic, Mo, a little mouse who tries his best to do as much as everyone else despite his size; Owl, the wise one who is prone to neck rolls and commentary when things irritate him or don't make sense, and the grouchy Egbert, an arrogant and obnoxious badger who refuses to play with the group and invariably attempts to sabotage their adventures. Occasionally Hilda, a forgetful and ditzy pigeon who flies into their adventures, appears to say hello or provide misguided directions to the friends. Once their mission is accomplished, the friends return to their little village and resume their cheerful, active lives. At the conclusion of her story, Lara closes her book and says good-bye to Poppy Cat, who is usually ready for his nap.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (3 of 13) Response
Program Title COOLEST PLACES (Digital Multicast 3.2 only)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat 11:00am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. The COOLEST PLACES on earth is an exploration of cities (both modern and ancient), natural wonders and cultural history, heavy with engaging content, fast-paced editing, and the accessible, conversational narration we have come to expect from Bellum Entertainment. The series' tone, information, and rich factual content, reaches and serves the target 13-16 year olds with a style that informs, supports and encourages the kind of engaged thinking that have emerged from the Common Core State Standards. These standards, now adopted by 45 states and the District of Columbia recognize the importance of engaging, relevant information about the world young people live in.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (4 of 13) Response
Program Title ON THE SPOT (Digital Multicast 3.2 Only)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat 11:30am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. ON THE SPOT boldly lays claim to a wide range of educational and informational topics: transportation, geography, technology, culture, environment, government, money, sports, food, art, history, music, science, math, health and language. It succeeds in making a program that is essentially information-based engaging to the targeted 13-18 year old audience. It pulls the viewer in with information reasonably covered at the secondary school level, but is a long way from the didactic presentation in a textbook. Mainly the show is entertaining; the mood, tone, and open quality makes viewing it as much fun as watching a good game show. But it moves faster than a game show - perfect for young viewers in the mid-21st Century.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (5 of 13) Response
Program Title ASTROBLAST (Main Program Stream 3.1 Only)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat 10am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 2
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 2 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. ASTROBLAST is the space station and home of six animal characters in Bob Colar's book series of the same name. The space station is managed by an over-confident and exuberant commander, Comet the dog. The crew includes, Sputnik the pig, a very knowledgeable reader; Haley, a rabbit, Comet's true peer and an athlete; Radar, the monkey, who is somewhat self-involved, Jet, a silent alligator whose gestures and expressions are his mode of communication, and Sal, a congenial three-eyed octopus who runs the counter in the Smoothie Shack, the space station cafe. While the space station supports the missions of a bizarre and diverse array of aliens, the Smoothie Shack is the hub of social interaction for the galaxy. There is always something happening at Astroblast and everyone on the crew has plenty to learn to keep the community happy and on an even keel.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (6 of 13) Response
Program Title ANIMAL EXPLORATION WITH JAROD MILLER (Main Program Stream 3.1 Only)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sun 11:30am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 2
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. ANIMAL EXPLORATION WITH JAROD MILLER gives viewers a glimpse of exotic and domestic animals from Jarod's own unique perspective each week. He travels to zoos and aquariums exploring animals that fit a particular theme, whether it's the need for speed or animal heroes; there is always something amazing happening. Filled with energy, youth and humor, Jarod is a welcome visitor in living rooms around America on a weekly basis.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (7 of 13) Response
Program Title ANIMAL ATLAS (Digital Multicast 3.2 Only)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat 12:30pm
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Now in its eighth season, ANIMAL ATLAS continues to make nature and the animal world entertaining and enlightening. The series uses humor, natural visuals and an everyday attitude to reach the minds of its target group of 13-16 year olds. Without pandering, pontificating, or watering down material, it broadens the knowledge and perspective of young viewers through a friendly and fascinating presentation of information about the animal world. Those viewers that want deep information will find it here but those that just want to be entertained by well-assembled sequences of unusual animals and interesting facts will get that too.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (8 of 13) Response
Program Title ANIMAL ATLAS (Digital Multicast 3.2 Only)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat 10:00am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Now in its eighth season, ANIMAL ATLAS continues to make nature and the animal world entertaining and enlightening. The series uses humor, natural visuals and an everyday attitude to reach the minds of its target group of 13-16 year olds. Without pandering, pontificating, or watering down material, it broadens the knowledge and perspective of young viewers through a friendly and fascinating presentation of information about the animal world. Those viewers that want deep information will find it here but those that just want to be entertained by well-assembled sequences of unusual animals and interesting facts will get that too.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (9 of 13) Response
Program Title NOODLE AND DOODLE (Main Program Stream 3.1 Only)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat 12:30pm
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 5
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 8
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 8
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 2 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. NOODLE AND DOODLE is a live-action show hosted by Sean Roach that also blends animation and puppetry into the overall format. Sean drives a double-decker bus into various communities to meet children who have written to him with a problem that they would like to solve using an art and/or a food experience. Sean is accompanied by Noodle, a puppet character and Doodle, a digital character that lives inside a tablet computer, and Doggity, a faithful beagle. Doggity has a mini-show of his own through an animated alter ego that appears during diversionary segments set in a restaurant kitchen. The show demonstrates how recycled materials can become art and how food, art, and problem solving can be combined to create a fun experience in everyday life. Every episode can be replicated at home with ease by parents and children playing together.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Preemption Programs #1

Questions Response
Title of Program NOODLE AND DOODLE (Main Program Stream 3.1 Only)
List date and time rescheduled 10/18/14 / 9:30am
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2014-10-18
Episode # 10/18/14 / ENAD104DH
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #2

Questions Response
Title of Program NOODLE AND DOODLE (Main Program Stream 3.1 Only)
List date and time rescheduled 10/25/14 / 9:30am
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2014-10-25
Episode # 10/25/14 / ENAD102DH
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #3

Questions Response
Title of Program NOODLE AND DOODLE (Main Program Stream 3.1 Only)
List date and time rescheduled 10/04/14 / 9:30am
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2014-10-04
Episode # 10/04/14 / ENAD107DH
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #4

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Title of Program NOODLE AND DOODLE (Main Program Stream 3.1 Only)
List date and time rescheduled 12/06/14 / 9:30am
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2014-12-06
Episode # 12/06/14 / ENAD121DH
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #5

Questions Response
Title of Program NOODLE AND DOODLE (Main Program Stream 3.1 Only)
List date and time rescheduled 11/29/14 / 9:30am
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2014-11-29
Episode # 11/29/14 / ENAD125DH
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #6

Questions Response
Title of Program NOODLE AND DOODLE (Main Program Stream 3.1 Only)
List date and time rescheduled 11/22/14 / 9:30am
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2014-11-22
Episode # 11/22/14 / ENAD113DH
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #7

Questions Response
Title of Program NOODLE AND DOODLE (Main Program Stream 3.1 Only)
List date and time rescheduled 11/08/14 / 9:30am
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2014-11-08
Episode # 11/08/14 / ENAD101DH
Reason for Preemption Sports

Digital Preemption Programs #8

Questions Response
Title of Program NOODLE AND DOODLE (Main Program Stream 3.1 Only)
List date and time rescheduled 12/20/14 / 9:30am
Is the rescheduled date the second home? Yes
Were promotional efforts made to notify the public of rescheduled date and time? Yes
Date Preempted 2014-12-20
Episode # 12/20/14 / ENAD116DH
Reason for Preemption Sports
Digital Core Program (10 of 13) Response
Program Title ANIMAL ATLAS B (Digital Multicast 3.2 Only)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat 10:30am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Now in its eighth season, ANIMAL ATLAS continues to make nature and the animal world entertaining and enlightening. The series uses humor, natural visuals and an everyday attitude to reach the minds of its target group of 13-16 year olds. Without pandering, pontificating, or watering down material, it broadens the knowledge and perspective of young viewers through a friendly and fascinating presentation of information about the animal world. Those viewers that want deep information will find it here but those that just want to be entertained by well-assembled sequences of unusual animals and interesting facts will get that too.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (11 of 13) Response
Program Title TREE FU TOM (Main Program Stream 3.1 Only)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat 11am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 2
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 2 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. TREE FU TOM, is a live action/animated series about a little boy who lives in a rural area and has a rich fantasy life in the woods behind his home. Tom uses specific movements to summon up magic powers that permit him to morph into an animated hero and fly around in Treetopolis, the fantasy version of his woods. While in Treetopolis, Tom and his friends, Ariella, Twigs, Squirmturn and Zigzoo will invariably run into a problem or disaster that needs fixing. Tom calls upon the audience to practice original dance moves that will bring him "Big World" magic so he and his friends can resolve their challenge of the day. Educational messages reinforce positive socio-emotional content, with examples that model: being loyal to good friends, knowing how to ask for help, doing the right thing instead of what is convenient, making the effort to share rather than being selfish, or relying on teamwork in order to accomplish a goal.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (12 of 13) Response
Program Title THE CHICA SHOW (Main Program Stream 3.1 Only)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat 10:30am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired 13
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled 3
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 2 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. CHICA is a five-year-old "baby" chick who spends her days with her parents in their costume shop, the Coop. The shop's one employee, Kelly, doubles as Chica's nanny and the ensemble is rounded out with Bunji, a large floppy eared rabbit and Stitches, a straw mannequin that sits in the window. In each episode Chica develops or encounters a problem that she cannot immediately resolve. Usually her issues involve impulse control, distractibility, judgment, and inter-personal behaviors. She and Kelly usually work on the problem through an adventure-a fantasy transformation to animation-- where Bunji and Stiches come alive and join Chica and Kelly for the problem solving process. The core educational content is primarily socio-emotional development, and Chica learns how to express herself properly, think before she acts, and interact with others effectively. She often learns that it takes hard work and practice to become proficient at different skills.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Digital Core Program (13 of 13) Response
Program Title FAMILY STYLE (Digital Multicast 3.2 Only)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat 12:00pm
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Total times aired
Number of Preemptions 0
Number of Preemptions for other than Breaking News
Number of Preemptions Rescheduled
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. FAMILY STYLE with Chef Jeff does not lay out its learning objectives and it doesn't have to - it has them throughout the program. In both tone and content, Family Style with Chef Jeff leaves target audience (ages 13-16) with critical information about health and health literacy and models for food preparers, food preparation and the food itself. The young person in the kitchen immediately becomes an honorary chef and is so addressed by the host. It is a show that proves a cooking program can be a genuine asset for education and information.
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes

Non-Core Educational and Informational Programming (2)

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Non-Core Educational and Informational Programming (1 of 2) Response
Program Title MISSING (Main Program Stream 3.1 Only)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled: Sat 4:30am OR Sun 4am, 2:30pm
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time: 14
Number of Preemptions 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. MISSING serves the educational and informational needs of children 13-16 years of age with its program content, including safety tips and real life stories using various resources to help find missing people. The show is also a public service to communities across the United States.
Does the program have educating and informing children ages 16 and under as a significant purpose? Yes
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes
Does the Licensee provide information regarding the program, including an indication of the target child audience, to publishers of program guides consistent with 47 C.F.R. Section 73.673? Yes

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Non-Core Educational and Informational Programming (2 of 2) Response
Program Title CAREER DAY (Main Program Stream 3.1 Only)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled: Sun 4am, 5am, 12pm OR Sat 1pm
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time: 9
Number of Preemptions 0
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. CAREER DAY is a nationally-syndicated TV show from Entertainment Studios, Inc. that inspires viewers, young and old, but mainly teens, to pursue the career of their dreams. Produced by Executive Producer Lisa-Renee Ramirez, winner of 16 Emmys, and Associate Producer Leslie Gant, the half-hour TV series explores a variety of interesting careers - some traditional and some outside the box, in each episode. "Career Day" could explore what it takes to become a fashion designer, a brain surgeon, a marine biologist, and maybe even a racecar driver. Most recent episodes showcased a video game producer and two comedic jugglers. Episodes are highly entertaining and do the best to capture a "day in the life" of the person's career.
Does the program have educating and informing children ages 16 and under as a significant purpose? Yes
Does the Licensee identify the program by displaying throughout the program the symbol E/I? Yes
Does the Licensee provide information regarding the program, including an indication of the target child audience, to publishers of program guides consistent with 47 C.F.R. Section 73.673? Yes

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Sponsored Core Programming (0)

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Liaison Contact

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Question Response
Does the Licensee publicize the existence and location of the station's Children's Television Programming Reports (FCC 398) as required by 47 C.F.R. Section 73.3526(e)(11)(iii)? Yes
Name of children's programming liaison Pam Teague
Address 900 Whitehall Road
City Chattanooga
State TN
Zip 37405
Telephone Number (423)267-5412
Email Address pteague@wrcbtv.com
Include any other comments or information you want the Commission to consider in evaluating your compliance with the Children's Television Act (or use this space for supplemental explanations). This may include information on any other noncore educational and informational programming that you aired this quarter or plan to air during the next quarter, or any existing or proposed non-broadcast efforts that will enhance the educational and informational value of such programming to children. See 47 C.F.R. Section 73.671, NOTES 2 and 3. CORE PROGRAMMING: From October 4 - December 27, 2014 NBC Kids aired 4 shows returning from the 3rd Quarter 2014. These are: The Chica Show, Noodle and Doodle, Tree Fu Tom, and Lazy Town. Two additional shows, Poppy Cat, and a new show, Astroblast!, entered the schedule. All six shows were developed specifically for a target audience composed of children ages 2-5. On 10/4, 18, 25, 11/8, 22, 29, 12/6, 20, Noodle and Doodle aired in its second home due to Sports programming. From October 4 - December 27, 2014 Antenna TV aired 6 shows returning from the 3rd Quarter 2014. These are: Animal Atlas, Animal Atlas B, Coolest Places, On The Spot, Family Style and Animal Atlas. All six shows were developed specifically for a target audience composed of children ages 13-16.

Other Matters (15)

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Other Matters (1 of 15) Response
Program Title SAFARI TRACKS(Digital Multicast 3.2 Only)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat 9am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. SAFARI TRACKS is a program with content grounded in the natural world and delivered using an approach that, while entertaining to a young audience, highlights the informational and educational aspects of the animal kingdom in the given environment of Africa. There is no question that an audience of young people (13-16) would gain worthwhile information and concepts delivered with an enlightened attitude toward nature and the environment. The program's basic content consists of animal footage taken in the wild, a narration, and a score that features engaging regional music. Viewers receive topic points that help build the ethical decision-making necessary to becoming a citizen of the planet.
Other Matters (2 of 15) Response
Program Title ANIMAL ATLAS B (Digital Multicast 3.2 Only)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat 10:30am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Now in its eighth season, ANIMAL ATLAS continues to make nature and the animal world entertaining and enlightening. The series uses humor, natural visuals and an everyday attitude to reach the minds of its target group of 13-16 year olds. Without pandering, pontificating, or watering down material, it broadens the knowledge and perspective of young viewers through a friendly and fascinating presentation of information about the animal world. Those viewers that want deep information will find it here but those that just want to be entertained by well-assembled sequences of unusual animals and interesting facts will get that too.
Other Matters (3 of 15) Response
Program Title THE CHICA SHOW (Main Program Stream 3.1 Only)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat 10:30am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 2 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. CHICA is a five-year-old "baby" chick who spends her days with her parents in their costume shop, the Coop. The shop's one employee, Kelly, doubles as Chica's nanny and the ensemble is rounded out with Bunji, a large floppy eared rabbit and Stitches, a straw mannequin that sits in the window. In each episode Chica develops or encounters a problem that she cannot immediately resolve. Usually her issues involve impulse control, distractibility, judgment, and inter-personal behaviors. She and Kelly usually work on the problem through an adventure-a fantasy transformation to animation-- where Bunji and Stiches come alive and join Chica and Kelly for the problem solving process. The core educational content is primarily socio-emotional development, and Chica learns how to express herself properly, think before she acts, and interact with others effectively. She often learns that it takes hard work and practice to become proficient at different skills.
Other Matters (4 of 15) Response
Program Title LAZY TOWN (Main Program Stream 3.1 Only)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat 11:30am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 2 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. LAZY TOWN is a show featuring the importance of health, fitness, and being good friends. Set in a fantasy world known as Lazy Town, which is populated by inactive residents, we meet a visitor named Stephanie who is determined to coax her friends and relatives into adopting a healthful, active life style. She wins over her new friends, Ziggy, Stingy, Trixie and Pixel, convincing them to leave their gaming consoles and candy stashes at home so they can go outside and play. She persuades her uncle, Mayor Milford Meanswell, and his friend Ms. Busy Body to support her efforts. Robbie Rotten, who lives underground, and is determined to return Lazy Town to its former state of inactivity and quiet, constantly foils the characters' efforts. Coming to the rescue is the athlete Sportacus who lives in a zeppelin-like aircraft and receives signals from the kids or the Mayor whenever they need help. Sportacus has two goals, to keep the peace and to promote healthful, positive living. When Robbie Rotten is discovered and contained through comic pratfalls, he returns to his underground lair and all is well in Lazy Town, until another day and another time when Robbie will rise again.
Other Matters (5 of 15) Response
Program Title ANIMAL ATLAS (Digital Multicast 3.2 Only)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat 10am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Now in its eighth season, ANIMAL ATLAS continues to make nature and the animal world entertaining and enlightening. The series uses humor, natural visuals and an everyday attitude to reach the minds of its target group of 13-16 year olds. Without pandering, pontificating, or watering down material, it broadens the knowledge and perspective of young viewers through a friendly and fascinating presentation of information about the animal world. Those viewers that want deep information will find it here but those that just want to be entertained by well-assembled sequences of unusual animals and interesting facts will get that too.
Other Matters (6 of 15) Response
Program Title FAMILY STYLE (Digital Multicast 3.2 Only)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat 12pm
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. FAMILY STYLE with Chef Jeff does not lay out its learning objectives and it doesn't have to - it has them throughout the program. In both tone and content, Family Style with Chef Jeff leaves target audience (ages 13-16) with critical information about health and health literacy and models for food preparers, food preparation and the food itself. The young person in the kitchen immediately becomes an honorary chef and is so addressed by the host. It is a show that proves a cooking program can be a genuine asset for education and information.
Other Matters (7 of 15) Response
Program Title ASTROBLAST (Main Program Stream 3.1 Only)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat 10am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 2 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Astroblast!, based on the book series "Astroblast!" by author and illustrator Bob Kolar, is set on a space station in an unknown solar system. The station is populated by five animal characters and one 3-eyed octopus of unknown derivation. Each episode begins with an everyday conversation or incident that grows into a predicament of some sort needing a solution. While these predicaments take place on a space station populated by animal characters and aliens from different galaxies, the issues and resolutions resonate for a preschool audience. Through comedy and zippy action, our target audience sees how the characters learn lessons for practical living such as how to: keep track of things that belong to you, practice good habits, clean up a space when you've made a mess, rebound from a failure or embarrassing incident, or resist the urge to blame others for your mistakes.
Other Matters (8 of 15) Response
Program Title ON THE SPOT (Digital Multicast 3.2 Only)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat 11:30am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. ON THE SPOT boldly lays claim to a wide range of educational and informational topics: transportation, geography, technology, culture, environment, government, money, sports, food, art, history, music, science, math, health and language. It succeeds in making a program that is essentially information-based engaging to the targeted 13-18 year old audience. It pulls the viewer in with information reasonably covered at the secondary school level, but is a long way from the didactic presentation in a textbook. Mainly the show is entertaining; the mood, tone, and open quality makes viewing it as much fun as watching a good game show. But it moves faster than a game show - perfect for young viewers in the mid-21st Century.
Other Matters (9 of 15) Response
Program Title COOLEST PLACES (Digital Multicast 3.2 Only)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat 11am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. The COOLEST PLACES on earth is an exploration of cities (both modern and ancient), natural wonders and cultural history, heavy with engaging content, fast-paced editing, and the accessible, conversational narration we have come to expect from Bellum Entertainment. The series' tone, information, and rich factual content, reaches and serves the target 13-16 year olds with a style that informs, supports and encourages the kind of engaged thinking that have emerged from the Common Core State Standards. These standards, now adopted by 45 states and the District of Columbia recognize the importance of engaging, relevant information about the world young people live in.
Other Matters (10 of 15) Response
Program Title ANIMAL EXPLORATION WITH JAROD MILLER (Main Program Stream 3.1 Only)
Origination Syndicated
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sun 11:30am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. ANIMAL EXPLORATION WITH JAROD MILLER gives viewers a glimpse of exotic and domestic animals from Jarod's own unique perspective. He travels to zoos and aquariums exploring animals that fit a particular theme, whether it's the need for speed or animal heroes; there is always something amazing happening. Filled with energy, youth and humor, Jarod is a welcome visitor in living rooms around America on a weekly basis.
Other Matters (11 of 15) Response
Program Title ANIMAL ATLAS (Digital Multicast 3.2 Only)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat 12:30pm
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Now in its eighth season, ANIMAL ATLAS continues to make nature and the animal world entertaining and enlightening. The series uses humor, natural visuals and an everyday attitude to reach the minds of its target group of 13-16 year olds. Without pandering, pontificating, or watering down material, it broadens the knowledge and perspective of young viewers through a friendly and fascinating presentation of information about the animal world. Those viewers that want deep information will find it here but those that just want to be entertained by well-assembled sequences of unusual animals and interesting facts will get that too.
Other Matters (12 of 15) Response
Program Title POPPY CAT (Main Program Stream 3.1 Only)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat 12pm OR 9am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 2 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. Poppy Cat, based on the book series by Lara Jones, models the use of imagination and storytelling to encourage creative thinking in viewers. Each episode features the narrator Lara, reading a story about Poppy Cat, to her own cat (who is also named Poppy). She weaves an exciting tale following her imagination, which leads her to distant lands reached by boat, plane, hot air balloon or train. Each story features Poppy Cat as the leader of a group of animal friends, the resident bully Egbert the badger, and other occasionally recurring characters. A prevailing message emerges within each episode to be nice to your friends and always work together. There remains an overarching implicit message within every episode as well: think creatively and exercise your mind through reading and storytelling - for these activities always lead to enjoyment and adventure.
Other Matters (13 of 15) Response
Program Title TREE FU TOM (Main Program Stream 3.1 Only)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat 11am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 2 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. TREE FU TOM, a live action/animated series about a little boy who lives in a rural area and has a rich fantasy life in the woods behind his home. Tom uses specific movements to summon up magic powers that permit him to morph into an animated hero and fly around in Treetopolis, the animated version of his woods. While in the Treetopolis, Tom and his friends, Ariella, Twigs, Squirmturn and Zigzoo will invariably run into a problem or disaster that needs fixing. Tom calls upon the audience to practice original dance moves that will bring him magic so he and his friends can resolve their challenge of the day. Educational messages reinforce positive socio-emotional content, with examples that model: being loyal to good friends, knowing how to ask for help, doing the right thing instead of what is convenient, making the effort to share rather than being selfish, or relying on teamwork in order to accomplish a goal.
Other Matters (14 of 15) Response
Program Title SAFARI TRACKS B (Digital Multicast 3.2 Only)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat 9:30am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 13 years to 16 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. SAFARI TRACKS is a program with content grounded in the natural world and delivered using an approach that, while entertaining to a young audience, highlights the informational and educational aspects of the animal kingdom in the given environment of Africa. There is no question that an audience of young people (13-16) would gain worthwhile information and concepts delivered with an enlightened attitude toward nature and the environment. The program's basic content consists of animal footage taken in the wild, a narration, and a score that features engaging regional music. Viewers receive topic points that help build the ethical decision-making necessary to becoming a citizen of the planet.
Other Matters (15 of 15) Response
Program Title NOODLE AND DOODLE (Main Program Stream 3.1 Only)
Origination Network
Days/Times Program Regularly Scheduled Sat 12:30pm or 9:30am
Total times aired at regularly scheduled time 13
Length of Program 30 mins
Age of Target Child Audience from 2 years to 5 years
Describe the educational and informational objective of the program and how it meets the definition of Core Programming. NOODLE AND DOODLE is a live-action show hosted by Sean Roach that also blends animation and puppetry into the overall format. Sean drives a double-decker bus into various communities to meet children who have written to him with a problem that they would like to solve using an art and/or a food experience. Sean is accompanied by Noodle, a puppet character and Doodle, a digital character that lives inside a tablet computer, and Doggity, a faithful beagle. Doggity has a mini-show of his own through an animated alter ego that appears during diversionary segments set in a restaurant kitchen. The show demonstrates how recycled materials can become art and how food, art, and problem solving can be combined to create a fun experience in everyday life. Every episode can be replicated at home with ease by parents and children playing together.

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