1-2-3-4.. Hi-5! I’ve known Hi-5 children musical and educational show more than 12 years ago. It was one of the favorite kid’s educational program of my nephew who is now 15 years old. At present time, I have kids who still enjoys the sing and dance of this popular group. I am very happy to announce the TV5 launch of Hi-5 Philippines, a local version of the award-winning Australian children’s edutainment program. Airing weekdays at 8:30 a.m. and 3:45 p.m starting June 15, the show also features an all-Filipino cast, a first for the series franchise in Asia.
Together with other media and fellow bloggers, we visited TV5 studio. We personally met the Hi-5 Philippines New Cast- Gerard Pagunsan (green top), Aira Binas (light blue top), Rissey Reyes (pink top with crown), Alex Reyes (orange top), and Fred Lo (blue shirt) who are set to bring a Hi-5 House Party in every household as they interact with kids in both English and Filipino, inviting the young audience to sing and dance along to the show’s iconic songs and lessons.
The dynamic new quintet all boast of extensive backgrounds in performing arts and will now channel that energy to engage kids in music, imaginative play, social interaction, and developmental growth in a fun way.
My daughter Mary in the photo above enjoyed the fun-filled experience dancing with the Hi-5 Philippines new cast. The Hi-5 hit songs that they sung during the launch are Wow! Amazing song, L.O.V.E., Underwater Discovery, and a song about travelling.
We’re so lucky that Ms. Fely Irvine visited in the launch. We are a fan of her. Yehey! Finally we met her in person – She’s pretty and very friendly.
Quotes fro TV5 president and CEO, and Media 5 Corporation president:
“With Hi-5 Philippines, we are very excited to bring the world-class edutainment experience closer to more Filipino kids. This is our way of not only showcasing world-class Filipino talent, but more importantly, helping shape our country’s future generations,” said Noel Lorenzana, TV5 president and CEO.
“We are proud to partner with Hi-5 World in introducing to millions of Filipino kids a local version of this highly interactive edutainment show. We are up to the challenge of producing the show that is at par with global standards,” said Jane Basas, Media 5 Corporation president.
Hi-5 rapidly grew in popularity over the years since it was launched in Australia in 1999. It has won three Logie Awards for Most Outstanding Children’s Program, five ARIA Awards for Best Children’s Album and five Australian DVD and Video Industry Awards, among other achievements. It was then that Hi-5 started expanding its reach by franchising the show across North America, Europe, Australasia, Latin America, and Asia.
This is the first time that the Hi-5 franchise assembled an entirely new cast for the localization of the show in Asia. The Filipino version of the musical group is currently one of the only two casts for Hi-5, the other one being the Australian cast. Thank you so much TV5 for bringing Hi-5 Philippines local version.
We’re excited! Let’s watch how the Hi-5 gang of Gerard, Aira, Rissy, Alex and Fred makes learning exciting and fun for kids through songs and dancing. Don’t miss Hi-5 Philippines, airing weekdays at 8:30 a.m. and 3:45 p.m. starting June 15, only on TV5.