Pogo brings alive the Harry Potter magic


MUMBAI: In the run-up to the much-awaited release of the fifth installment in the Harry Potter film series, Harry Potter and the order of the Phoenix, Pogo is offering kids an exclusive sneak peak, including special interviews with members of the cast, movie footage as well as the London red carpet special.

Rob, the host of the hugely popular Pogo original production M.A.D (Music, Art and Dance), goes all the way to London to get up close and personal with the three stars of the movie – Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint. Watch him quiz them about the fabulous experience of playing larger than life, on-screen characters of Harry Potter, Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley, respectively. In addition, the actors were also asked special questions put forth by kids across India, as part of a special contest organised by the channel. 
That’s not all. Rob will take viewers to visit landmark places that are featured in the Harry Potter film series, such as Platform 9 ¾ at King’s Cross Station. 
Pogo will also showcase the two-part special, Harry Potter and the order of the Phoenix TV Special on Saturday, July 7 at 7 p.m, followed by the Red Carpet Special on July 14 at 7 pm.
”It makes us proud that Pogo is the only kids’ channel to have access to this exclusive footage. With the Harry Potter film series enjoying an iconic status amongst kids’ globally, we are happy that Indian kids and families will be able to experience this magic on Pogo,” said, Monica Tata, Vice President, Advertising Sales and Networks, Turner International India. Your browser may not support display of this image.
Adding to the excitement of the film release, kids who tune in to these special episodes will get the chance to win the fabulous opportunity to attend the red carpet premier of the film. The wining kid will be given a complete star treatment, starting with a make-over by a Bollywood stylist, staying at a five star hotel, arriving to the grand premiere in a luxurious car and will also get a chance to watch the premiere with Pogo’s favorite host, Rob.

Children need to simply send in the answers to questions asked during the telecast of the two special episodes on 7 and 14 July, respectively. To participate in this contest, viewers need to send SMS ‘HP’ followed by the option (A/B/C/D) to 8558. Besides the grand prize, 800 other kids can win tickets of the film and 50 additional kids stand to get branded Harry Potter and the order of the Phoenix merchandise.