Philadelphia, PA - January 24, 2007 - PBS KIDS Sprout, the first
and only 24-hour preschool destination available on TV, on demand
and online for kids ages 2-5 and their parents and caregivers, is
launching the second season of The Many Adventures of Mr. Mailman
this Valentine's Day, Wednesday, February 14, 2007. Mr.
Mailman will embark on his new season of adventures and special
deliveries during the "Sprout's Special Valentine Delivery"
celebration, airing from 6:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. EST.
Mr. Mailman will don his cupid wings and heart-embossed mailbag
during the "Sprout's Special Valentine Delivery" celebration to
deliver special on-air wishes from Sprout characters like Barney™,
Sesame Street®'s Elmo, Calliou™, The Hoobs™, Bob the Builder™ and
the Teletubbies™. Additionally, children and their parents or
caregivers are encouraged to send in their own wishes through a
virtual Valentine Card on www.sproutonline.com
New this season, Mr. Mailman will be delivering messages,
packages and important letters internationally. Some of the
interesting places he will be sharing with viewers this season
include: the Outback of Australia, home of comical kangaroos and
cute koalas; the Amazon Rainforest of Brazil, home of the Amazon
River and brightly colored toucans; Canada; Egypt; China; England;
and many more destinations near and far.
"Our goal is to create a conceptual link for children between
their home and the world beyond," said Andrew Beecham, senior vice
president of programming for PBS KIDS Sprout. "We are
introducing preschoolers to the concept of travel, new places and
geography in an entertaining way that is also developmentally
Kids can also visit Sprout's website at www.sproutonline.com to
join in the fun by downloading their own personalized "passport"
and cut-out of Mr. Mailman. Parents are encouraged to send in
photos of their children with Mr. Mailman in various locales which
may be shown on television or posted on the website.
Interactive games, such as dressing Mr. Mailman for the appropriate
weather for his next destination is also
High-resolution photos of Mr. Mailman and his Sprout friends are
available in the media gallery athttp://www.fishwithfeet.com/index-4.html
PBS KIDS SproutSM (www.sproutonline.com) the
first and only 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,
the country's leading provider of cable, entertainment and
communications products and services; HIT Entertainment, a leading
provider of quality entertainment for young children; PBS (Public
Broadcasting Service), the most trusted distributor of
award-winning children's programming; and Sesame Workshop, the
nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street.
The 24-hour network, which launched in September 2005, is
available on digital cable and satellite to 20 million homes.
With over 100 million orders in 2006, Sprout is the #1 Kids On
Demand service. 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™, Sagwa: The Chinese Siamese
Cat™, Caillou™, The Berenstain Bears™, Jay Jay the Jet
Plane™, Teletubbies™, Dragon Tales™, Pingu™, Make Way For Noddy™,
Jakers! The Adventures of Piggley Winks™, and more.
PBS KIDS Sprout