Philadelphia, PA- February 3, 2009 - 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 celebrating
Valentine's Day in a BIG way with everyone's favorite purple
dinosaur, Barney™. On Friday, February 13 from 9 a.m. to noon
ET, Barney will join Sunny Side Up Show hosts Sean and Chica live
in the Sunshine Barn for "Sprout's Super-Dee-Duper Valentine Party"
where they will take viewer calls, sing songs, play games and read
special Valentine's Day wishes sent in from preschoolers all over
the country. He will also be taping special segments later
that afternoon to air during a special Saturday morning
presentation of The Sunny Side Up Show on February 14 from 9 a.m.
to noon ET.
From now through February 13, preschoolers and their parents are
invited to visit SproutOnline.com where they can make their own
Valentine's Day cards, crafts and send in messages telling their
friends and family how much they love them. Sprout will be
airing viewer-submitted messages throughout Valentine's Day,
Saturday, February 14, within a special on-air crawl.
Additionally, parents can enter Sprout's "We ? Your Videos
Contest" online at SproutOnline.com for a chance to win a trip for
four to see a local performance of Thomas & Friends™ LIVE! On
Stage: A Circus Comes To Town, as well as a Sprouterrific gift
basket, including the new Thomas & Friends DVD, Railway
Friends. All parents need to do is upload a video of their
child doing what they love to do, whether that's blowing bubbles,
singing, dancing or whatever their hearts desire. Daily
winners will be announced every day on Sprout between 2:45 - 3:30
p.m. ET from Monday, March 2 through Thursday, March 5 and their
video will be shown on-air. The grand prize winner will be
revealed on Friday, March 6 during that same time frame.
Go to SproutOnline.com for more information and official contest
rules. To find out where Sprout is available in your area, call
1.866.9.SPROUT. Media should visit SproutPR.com for
additional network information, downloadable logos and photos.
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 45 million
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.