Philadelphia, PA - May 2, 2007 - PBS KIDS Sprout
(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, celebrates moms and motherhood
with "Hooray For Mother's Day!," two separate three-hour hosted
blocks of mom-themed programming that will air on May 12 and 13
from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. ET. Featuring preschoolers' homemade
Mother's Day cards, each block will also showcase messages for moms
in a continuous on-air scroll.
Hosted segments throughout each three-hour block will feature
Kevin, Sprout's Birthday
Show host, reading viewer-submitted Mother's Day cards, making
crafts, sharing thoughts from the on-air scroll, and introducing
mom-themed episodes of Sprout viewer favorites such as Berenstain
Bears®, Angelina Ballerina™ and Pingu™. Kevin will even make
his own mom a special Mother's Day card. Additionally,
live-action video featuring real moms talking about motherhood will
air throughout the block. Everyone's favorite flat friend,
Sprout's Mr. Mailman, will be delivering viewer-submitted Mother's
Day cards to Kevin all weekend long.
Preschoolers and their parents can log onto SproutOnline.com to
see a special Mother's Day card craft and get tips on how to make
their own Mother's Day cards. Starting May 1, viewers can
begin submitting messages that will appear on the on-air scroll on
May 12 and 13.
PBS KIDS SproutSM (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 110 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