Sunday, May 27, 2007

Indonesian Sesame Street

This morning, i watched a TV show and it was reported that Sesame Street will be available on Indonesian version, called Jalan Sesama (i know it's quite awkward, but i guess that's the name being used to translate Sesame Street). Since it's Indonesian version, it will use the Indonesian culture, not the original culture which is from US.

This TV show was broad casted few years ago, when i was a child. I used to watch this show also. It educates children with basic skills, such as reading, simple calculation, singing, dancing, and also simple conversation between the characters (Elmo, Big Bird, Grover, Count Dracula, Zoe, Baby Bear, Ernie, and many more). It's one of the most successful educational TV shows around the world since it's debut on November 10, 1969.
With more than 4,134 episodes have been produced in 37 seasons, which makes it one of the longest-running U.S. television shows in history. Not only that, Sesame Street has been televised in 120 countries, and more than 30 international versions have been produced, not including dubbed versions. The series has received 109 Emmy Awards, more than any other television series. (Source: Wikipedia)

Unfortunately, it will not be ready in short time, as they have to do some research and prepare the main concepts. I hope more and more educational program will be available in this country.