BBC Motion Gallery provides 450 episodes of videos
Videos include narrated documentaries
Channel now telecasts 17
hours a day
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Virtual Classroom Technology on Edusat for Rural Schools (VICTERS) channel will start telecasting educational videos produced by BBC Motion Gallery from May 17.
As part of a tie-up with the IT@School programme, BBC Motion Gallery has provided the former 450 episodes of educational videos totalling 50 hours of broadcast.
The videos include narrated documentaries, videos for children, programmes on history and culture, science and technology, wildlife and natural history.
Among the programmes that would be shown are ‘Animal Antics,' ‘Animal Warriors,' ‘Blue Skies,' ‘Changing World,' ‘Classic Animal Tracks,' ‘Creature Features,' ‘Did you know,' ‘Earthly Treasures,' ‘Global Warning,' ‘Last Chance to See,' ‘Science of Food,' ‘Sites and Sounds,' ‘Ultramarine,' ‘Wild Worlds' and ‘World's Wonders.'
According to a press note issued by executive director of IT@School Anvar Sadath, ‘Animal Antics' is “a compilation of the craziest, funniest and most intelligent animals in the world.”
‘Animal Warriors' depicts a series of amazing warriors of the natural world who are well organised and deadly.
‘Changing World' looks at how changes in our world, although profound in their impact, are not necessarily new and aims to provide the answers to some of those questions.
‘Creature Features' is a funny, colourful, and informative series, assisted by the animated “Features Creature.”
‘Global Warning' is a topical series which looks at some of the ecological and environmental issues which face the planet.
‘Last Chance to See' is a poignant and timely look at some of the endangered species. ‘Science of Food' takes a light-hearted look at the science and psychology of food, looking at different cultures to see how they compare and examining how food affects the natural world.
The video programmes produced by BBC Motion Gallery were renowned for its unmatched quality and depth of knowledge, the press note said.
“This association with BBC Motion Gallery would certainly foster VICTERS' search to provide world class educational contents to the students of our State,” it said.
Fully operational since 2007, VICTERS is now available in all parts of the State through cable network and also through Receive Only Terminals (ROTs). The channel now telecasts 17 hours a day.
The channel has also tied up with renowned video production giants such as National Film Development Corporation (NFDC) and Deutsche Welle, Germany's international broadcaster. Further details can be had from the web site: www.itschool.gov.in, the press note added.