5 kids from all over India have been chosen as lucky winners of POGO's Bheem Ki Team contest. India's favorite kids' channel POGO, offered kids a never before opportunity to star with their favourite toon hero Chhota Bheem on POGO. POGO's 'Bheem Ki Team' nationwide contest received an outstanding response of over 1.25 lakh entries across India.
-- 5 kids from all over India have been chosen as lucky winners of POGO's Bheem Ki Team contest. India's favorite kids' channel POGO, offered kids a never before opportunity to star with their favourite toon hero Chhota Bheem on POGO. POGO's 'Bheem Ki Team' nationwide contest received an outstanding response of over 1.25 lakh entries across India. The five winner kids now get a once in a lifetime opportunity to star as their animated avatars with Chhota Bheem and his friends in a special vignette on POGO.
Five lucky winners, of the contest are Kareena Balani from Indore, Gurpreet Singh from Kanpur, Lokesh Jain from Mumbai, Rajesh P Issar from Bhopal and Harshita Patnaik from Bhubaneshwar. All these winners will now be seen in animated avatars in the town of Dholakpur with their favorite hero Chhota Bheem and his friends with this exclusive chance by POGO.
POGO invited kids through the network and an extensive on-ground school contact programme to send in their answers to a simple question why 'Bheem Ki Team needs him/her' and (five) kids with the wittiest answers stood to win this exclusive chance.
Monica Tata, Vice-President & Deputy General Manger, Entertainment Networks, Turner International India Pvt. Ltd., said, "Chhota Bheem once again proves to be India's favourite hero for kids. In an over whelming response to one of POGO's most popular initiative, the "Bheem ki Team" contest managed to garner 1.25 lakh entries and we are extremely happy to announce the winners from different parts of India. Kids were awarded by getting their very own animated avatar featuring along side Chhota Bheem in a special on-air vignette. At POGO, it is our constant endeavour to give kids such exciting and entertaining opportunities to bring them closer to their favourite POGO heroes. With the astoundingly growing popularity of Chhota Bheem, we thought of this unique initiative that would not only make kids happy but also give them a chance to become popular as their superhero"
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About Chhota Bheem
A strategic acquisition between POGO and Hyderabad based Green Gold studios - 'Chhota Bheem' captured the hearts and minds of kids in the first year of its launch in April 2006. Creating a rating hatrick, the show for three consecutive years made POGO the No.1 channel with highest shares and viewer time spent during Chhota Bheem airing on Sundays. Inspired by the legendary Bheem from the Mahabharata, Bheem stands for his strength and integrity. This fictional take revolves around iconic Bheem, as a nine year old brave and intelligent boy from an imaginary village Dholakpur, who loves to eat and always offers a helping hand to his friends and other villagers.
POGO, a multi-genre channel created exclusively for kids in India, launched successfully by Turner on January 1, 2004 and is distributed by Zee Turner Ltd. POGO is available in over 24 million cable & satellite homes. Within a few months of its launch, POGO became the second most popular kids' entertainment channel in India, after Cartoon Network and continues to maintain this position today.
www.pogo.tv is a hugely popular and highly interactive kids' website with exciting features/content such as Online Games, Exclusive applications, video-on-demand, message boards and mini-sites of popular shows on POGO. The website attracts over 175,000* unique visitors per month and each of them spend an average of 25* minutes on the website. (*Source: Omniture SiteCatalyst, July to Sept, 2010)
Turner Broadcasting System Inc., a Time Warner company, is a major producer of news and entertainment products around the world and the leading provider of programming for the basic cable industry.