Sky Kids’ Obki educates on climate change
August 5, 2021
By Nik Roseveare
Sky Kids has announced a brand new Sky Original TV series Obki. The animated series will feature the original character Obki, an alien, on his journey to be a positive force for good on Earth. The show is available immediately on Sky Kids on demand for customers across the UK and ROI.
Airing ahead of COP26, the UN Climate Change Conference later this year, the show will explore issues around climate change in an informative and entertaining way for 5–9-year-old children through Obki’s adventures with his friend, the Orb. This new series, created by Ritzy Animation, is a collaboration with Sky Zero – Sky’s campaign to be net zero carbon by 2030 and commitment to encourage its customers to #GoZero, by using its content and channels to raise awareness of the climate crisis and inspire viewers with actions they can take to protect the planet.
Lucy Murphy, Director of Kids Content, Sky, said: “We’re delighted to work with Obki Productions to bring this critical message to children. The next generation will inherit the world we leave behind – together we can educate and empower them to make positive choices that help to protect the future of our planet.”
Fiona Ball, Director Bigger Picture, Sky, said: “At Sky we believe in better which is why we have committed to being net zero carbon by 2030 and to use our platforms to inspire meaningful change. Obki will positively engage and influence children’s’ behaviour and increase their understanding of what they can do to help tackle the climate crisis.”
Amanda Evans, Founder, Obki Productions, said: “We are thrilled to be producing our first ever kids TV series on such an important subject and proud to be working with Sky which has been such an enthusiastic and collaborative partner.”