A new children’s television series that was produced in collaboration with Iliffe Media partnered KMTV has gone live on ITVX.
KMTV’s Generation Genome is a six-part documentary that delves into how genetic disorders affect the population in the present, how ancient DNA is being used to understand the past and how the latest innovations in science will shape the world’s future.
Co-funded by KMTV, The University of Kent and The British Film Institute’s Young Audiences Content Fund, filming took place across the country.
The episodes are 30 minutes long and are split into mini-documentaries.
They also include question-and-answer sessions at schools.
The production team used Brompton Academy in Medway and other Kent schools visited the Gulbenkian Theatre in Canterbury to film an episode.
The exclusive agreement with ITV will see the series streamed on ITVX’s children’s section from today and will be available to the streaming platform’s 37 million registered users for two years.
Click here to check out the series.
Director Andy Richards said: “We're really excited that ITVX has acquired the series.
“We worked with more than 400 children across the series and I'm sure they'll get a real kick out of seeing the show next to some huge programmes on ITVX.
“I'm also delighted for our brilliant team, most of whom are in their first jobs in television.
“It shows that the content they make stands up next to producers at the very top of the industry.”
KMTV’s follow-up series, called Generation Why, explores religion and ethics for teens.