Philadelphia, PA - December 8, 2008 - Sprout, the first 24-hour
preschool destination available on TV, on demand and online for
kids ages 2-5 and their parents and caregivers, is offering a
unique solution this Christmas Eve for parents trying to get their
little ones settled down and ready for bed.
From 6:00 p.m. ET on December 24 straight through to 5:00 a.m.
ET Christmas morning, Sprout will air the "Snooze-A-Thon," an
11-hour, uninterrupted block showcasing popular nighttime host Nina
and her puppet sidekick Star from The Good Night Show® snoozing
comfortably on the set, along with clips of beloved characters from
preschool favorites like Sesame Street®, Dragon Tales™, The Hoobs™,
Pingu™ and Berenstain Bears™ catching some zzz's. So, no
matter what time of night the kids are up checking for the sound of
reindeer hooves on the roof, parents can tune into Sprout to show
them that even their favorite television friends are fast asleep
waiting for Santa to arrive.
"Parents have told us that bedtime is the most challenging time
of day, and getting children settled in on Christmas Eve can be
even more difficult," said Andrew Beecham, senior vice president of
programming for Sprout. "We help parents wind down their kids
every night with The Good Night Show, but wanted to do something
unique and fun for this special evening."
For additional information and programming schedules visit
SproutOnline.com or to find out where Sprout is available in your
area, call 1.866.9.SPROUT.
PBS KIDS SproutSM, the first 24-hour preschool
destination available on TV, on demand and online for kids ages 2-5
and their parents and caregivers, was created as a partnership
among Comcast Corporation, HIT Entertainment, PBS and Sesame
Workshop. Since debuting its video on demand (VOD) service in April
2005, Sprout has become the #1 On Demand service for younger
children, generating over half a billion views. The 24-hour digital
channel, which launched in September 2005 along with the website
(SproutOnline.com), is the only channel that follows the day of
child from breakfast to bedtime with its distinctive programming.
Currently, Sprout is available in 44 million unique households.
The network's program lineup of gold-standard, curriculum-based
children's shows includes: Sesame Street®, Bob the Builder™, Barney
& Friends™, Thomas & Friends™, Angelina Ballerina™,
Caillou®, The Berenstain Bears™, Dragon Tales™, Pingu™, Make Way
For Noddy™, The Hoobs™, Fifi and the Flowertots™ and more.