Mario Solis Marich, VP of Programming of BabyFirst Americas

BabyFirst Americas: Our first original production is Super Carlos

Maribel Ramos-Weiner|02 de agosto de 2012

BabyFirst Americas, the channel geared toward children up to four years old, reaches eight million homes, thanks to Comcast. The network has two feeds with the provider, one in English and one in Spanish. Mario Solis Marich, VP of Programming of BabyFirst Americas told PRODU that the first original production produced solely by the channel will be Super Carlos, which tells the story of Carlos, a kid while on a supermarket shopping trip with his mom, transforms into Super Carlos and visits different places to learn about nutrition. “The character shows kids the fun in eating healthy” he said. Super Carlos will air in three-and-a-half-minute animated episodes, and the first season consists of 26 shows. Solis also mentioned the bilingual morning show created by the Bilingual Children’s Enterprises Mili y Molo, in which the characters are based on a popular book within the Hispanic market. It tells the story of two siblings – one speaks Spanish and the other English. Transmissions begin in February of 2013. He also indicated that the network will be acquiring programs originally produced in Spanish and translating them into English for the English version. “One of these shows is Atención atención, an educative show transmitted in Puerto Rico” he concluded.