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Sky Kids launches FYI

November 1, 2018

Sky Kids is launching a weekly news show with a difference – it’s even got the Prime Minister talking.

In a kids’ TV first, FYI has been given exclusive fortnightly access to Downing Street for Junior Prime Minister’s Question Time, but that’s not all.

Starting Saturday 10 November, the weekly 15-minute show, produced by Fresh Start Media, is presented by kids and for kids. It will answer some of the big questions kids have about news, current affairs and politics. FYI will act as a one-stop shop for young people to keep up with what’s going on in the world around them and have their say. There’ll also be a light-hearted look at the news everyone’s talking about, from entertainment, sport, TV and computer games to the stuff that’s trending online.

Segments include:

  • Junior Prime Minister’s Questions: the audience put their questions to the Prime Minister and other politicians, to gain impartial insight into news of the moment
  • Top Stories: the child presenters pick out their stand-out stories of the week
  • Kids Comment: children comment on an item or issue in the news
  • I Don’t Get It: a closer look unpicking a bigger, ongoing issue
  • Our World: kids report from overseas
  • LOL/OMG videos: the biggest and funniest internet story of the week

Head of Sky Kids Lucy Murphy said: “I hope FYI doesn’t just answer kids’ questions, but that it gets them asking more. Kids make up 20% of the population but they are 100% of the future, so it’s vital we invest in them and give them a voice. I’m so proud Sky Kids and Sky News are doing just that with this new show – I don’t think there is anything else quite like this on UK television.”

Head of First News/Fresh Start Media Nicky Cox said:  “As editor of First News, I am delighted to be working with Sky Kids and Sky News on this truly original news show for kids. I always say that, for the world to become a better place, the next generation needs to be better informed than the last. This show will help to ensure that happens”

The show is presented by kids and aimed at those aged 7-12.  FYI is a Sky original production produced by Fresh Start Media and will air on Sky News every Saturday and Sunday mornings and across all Sky Kids on-demand platforms, including streaming service NOW TV Kids Pack.

Shows are also available to kids in school through the First News website.

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