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PBS Kids Sprout to launch September 1, 2005

Discussion in 'Sesame Street' started by Phillip, Jun 25, 2005.

  1. Phillip

    Phillip Administrator Staff Member

    We've been talking about the rumors for months, but it is now official that there will be a new channel owned by Sesame Workshop, Comcast, HIT and PBS. They will have access to Sesame's entire library. Time will time if they show Classic Sesame Street from the 70s and 80s.

    "On Demand" programming is available as of April 1 and the station will launch on Comcast beginning September 1. No plans have yet been announced for satellite broadcast (DirecTV and Dish Network). The "On Demand" shows will be rotating every couple weeks so there is no telling what they may show.

    For the announced lineup and more info on the channel, check out this story.

    http://www.muppetcentral.com/news/2005/040405.shtml
  2. furryfella

    furryfella New Member

    Thanks phil! Lets hope thye show Classic Sesame Street!
  3. SillyRed

    SillyRed Member

    When will it come to Time Warner Cable?
  4. mikealan

    mikealan New Member

    All that I know on demand that Sesame Street episodes are from Season 30 only, which featured early Elmo's World segments. BTW, I don't think this channel is gonna have older SS as well as other old CTW shows like The Electric Company, 3-2-1 Contact, and Square One TV and older PBS shows like Carmen Sandiago, old school Zoom, and Lamb Chop's Play-Along.
  5. TotallySpiesFan

    TotallySpiesFan New Member

    I'm sure it will. Anyway I have made up a Fun TV network schedule.

    Here's a schedule for spring:

    Monday-Friday:

    6:00 AM-6:30 AM Fat Albert
    6:30 AM-7:00 AM Archie
    7:00 AM-7:30 AM Pee-Wee's Playhouse
    7:30 AM-8:00 AM The Great Space Coaster
    8:00 AM-8:30 AM Today's Special
    8:30 AM-9:00 AM Archie's Weird Mysteries
    9:00 AM-10:00 AM Sesame Street (1992-1994)
    10:00 AM-11:00 AM Sesame Street (1994-1995)
    11:00 AM-12:00 PM Sesame Street (1995-1997)
    12:00 PM-1:00 PM Sesame Street (1997-1998)
    1:00 PM-1:30 PM (Mon) The Bugaloos, (Tue) Lidsville, (Wed) Far Out Space Nuts, (Thur) Sigmund & The Sea Monsters, (Fri) H.R. Pufnstuf
    1:30 PM-2:00 PM Land of the Lost (70's)
    2:00 PM-2:30 PM The Brady Kids
    2:30 PM-3:00 PM Star Trek (animated)
    3:00 PM-3:30 PM Square One TV
    3:30 PM-4:00 PM 3-2-1 Contact
    4:00 PM-4:30 PM Zoom (70's)
    4:30 PM-5:00 PM Zoobilee Zoo
    5:00 PM-5:30 PM Get the Picture
    5:30 PM-6:00 PM Think Fast
    6:00 PM-6:30 PM Make the Grade
    6:30 PM-7:00 PM Finders Keepers
    7:00 PM-7:30 PM You Can't Do That On Television
    7:30 PM-8:00 PM The Electric Company
    8:00 PM-9:00 PM Classic Sesame Street (1969-1970)
    9:00 PM-10:00 PM Classic Sesame Street (1970-1976)
    10:00 PM-11:00 PM Classic Sesame Street (1976-1982)
    11:00 PM-12:00 AM Classic Sesame Street (1982-1989)
    12:00 AM-12:30 AM Archie
    12:30 AM-1:00 AM The Brady Kids
    1:00 AM-1:30 AM Star Trek (animated)
    1:30 AM-2:00 AM Fat Albert
    2:00 AM-2:30 AM Josie & The Pussycats
    2:30 AM-3:00 AM Sabrina the Teenage Witch (70's)
    3:00 AM-6:00 AM Paid Programming

    Saturday-Sunday:

    6:00 AM-7:00 AM The New Adventures of Mighty Mouse & Heckle & Jeckle
    7:00 AM-8:00 AM The Lancelot Link Secret Chimp Hour
    8:00 AM-8:30 AM The Harlem Globetrotters
    8:30 AM-9:00 AM Jeannie
    9:00 AM-9:30 AM Fonz & The Happy Days Gang
    9:30 AM-10:00 AM Fangface
    10:00 AM-10:30 AM Speed Buggy
    10:30 AM-11:00 AM Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kids
    11:00 AM-11:30 AM Josie & The Pussycats in Outer Space
    11:30 AM-12:00 PM Inch High Private Eye
    12:00 PM-1:00 PM The Krofft Superstar Hour
    1:00 PM-1:30 PM Mega Man
    1:30 PM-2:00 PM Mortal Kombat
    2:00 PM-2:30 PM Street Fighter
    2:30 PM-3:00 PM Darkstalkers
    3:00 PM-3:30 PM Sonic the Hedgehog
    3:30 PM-4:00 PM Adventures of Super Mario Bros. 3
    4:00 PM-4:30 PM Super Mario World
    4:30 PM-5:00 PM (Sat) Encyclopedia, (Sun) Braingames
    5:00 PM-7:00 PM Weekend Family Movie
    7:00 PM-8:00 PM Classic Cartoons Show (Little Lulu, Betty Boop, etc.)
    8:00 PM-9:00 PM Classic Sesame Street (1969-1970)
    9:00 PM-10:00 PM Classic Sesame Street (1970-1976)
    10:00 PM-11:00 PM Classic Sesame Street (1976-1982)
    11:00 PM-12:00 AM Classic Sesame Street (1982-1989)
    12:00 AM-12:30 AM Archie
    12:30 AM-1:00 AM The Brady Kids
    1:00 AM-1:30 AM Star Trek (animated)
    1:30 AM-2:00 AM Fat Albert
    2:00 AM-2:30 AM Josie & The Pussycats
    2:30 AM-3:00 AM Sabrina the Teenage Witch (70's)
    3:00 AM-6:00 AM Paid Programming

    And here's a schedule for fall:

    Monday-Friday:

    6:00 AM-6:30 AM Welcome to Pooh Corner
    6:30 AM-7:00 AM Dumbo's Circus
    7:00 AM-7:30 AM Fraggle Rock
    7:30 AM-8:00 AM Archie
    8:00 AM-8:30 AM Pee-Wee's Playhouse
    8:30 AM-9:00 AM Archie's Weird Mysteries
    9:00 AM-10:00 AM Sesame Park (Canada)
    10:00 AM-11:00 AM Sesame Street (1992-1994)
    11:00 AM-12:00 PM Sesame Street (1994-1995)
    12:00 PM-1:00 PM Sesame Street (1995-1997)
    1:00 PM-2:00 PM Sesame Street (1997-1998)
    2:00 PM-2:30 PM Square One TV
    2:30 PM-3:00 PM The Electric Company
    3:00 PM-3:30 PM 3-2-1 Contact
    3:30 PM-4:00 PM You Can't Do That On Television
    4:00 PM-4:30 PM Think Fast
    4:30 PM-5:00 PM Finders Keepers
    5:00 PM-5:30 PM Get the Picture
    5:30 PM-6:00 PM Nickelodeon GUTS
    6:00 PM-6:30 PM Legends of the Hidden Temple
    6:30 PM-7:00 PM Wild & Crazy Kids
    7:00 PM-7:30 PM Archie's Weird Mysteries
    7:30 PM-8:00 PM The Muppet Show
    8:00 PM-9:00 PM Classic Sesame Street (1969-1970)
    9:00 PM-10:00 PM Classic Sesame Street (1970-1976)
    10:00 PM-11:00 PM Classic Sesame Street (1976-1982)
    11:00 PM-12:00 AM Classic Sesame Street (1982-1989)
    12:00 AM-12:30 AM Archie
    12:30 AM-1:00 AM The Brady Kids
    1:00 AM-1:30 AM Star Trek (animated)
    1:30 AM-2:00 AM Fat Albert
    2:00 AM-2:30 AM Josie & The Pussycats
    2:30 AM-3:00 AM Sabrina the Teenage Witch (70's)
    3:00 AM-6:00 AM Paid Programming

    Saturday-Sunday:

    6:00 AM-6:30 AM Josie & The Pussycats in Outer Space
    6:30 AM-7:00 AM Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kids
    7:00 AM-7:30 AM Inch High Private Eye
    7:30 AM-8:00 AM The Amazing Chan & The Chan Clan
    8:00 AM-8:30 AM H.R. Pufnstuf
    8:30 AM-9:00 AM The Bugaloos
    9:00 AM-9:30 AM Lidsville
    9:30 AM-10:00 AM Sigmund & The Sea Monsters
    10:00 AM-10:30 AM Far Out Space Nuts
    10:30 AM-11:00 AM Pryor's Place
    11:00 AM-11:30 AM Land of the Lost (90's)
    11:30 AM-12:00 PM (Sat) Encyclopedia, (Sun) Braingames
    12:00 PM-1:00 PM The Jim Henson Hour
    1:00 PM-1:30 PM The Neverending Story
    1:30 PM-2:00 PM The New Adventures of Speed Racer
    2:00 PM-2:30 PM Stop the Smoggies
    2:30 PM-3:00 PM Turbo Teen
    3:00 PM-5:00 PM Weekend Family Movie
    5:00 PM-7:00 PM Jim Henson's Muppet Matinee (1970-1990)
    7:00 PM-8:00 PM Classic Cartoons Show (Little Lulu, Betty Boop, etc.)
    8:00 PM-9:00 PM Classic Sesame Street (1969-1970)
    9:00 PM-10:00 PM Classic Sesame Street (1970-1976)
    10:00 PM-11:00 PM Classic Sesame Street (1976-1982)
    11:00 PM-12:00 AM Classic Sesame Street (1982-1989)
    12:00 AM-12:30 AM Archie
    12:30 AM-1:00 AM The Brady Kids
    1:00 AM-1:30 AM Star Trek (animated)
    1:30 AM-2:00 AM Fat Albert
    2:00 AM-2:30 AM Josie & The Pussycats
    2:30 AM-3:00 AM Sabrina the Teenage Witch (70's)
    3:00 AM-6:00 AM Paid Programming

    Howdya like my idea?
  6. Dantecat

    Dantecat Active Member

    Amazing!

    It looks really good. :D Wonderful! ;)
  7. mikebennidict

    mikebennidict New Member

    what's the meaning of this? i read the article and you have all of these non-PBS shows witch I didn't see listed in the article.
  8. D'Snowth

    D'Snowth Well-Known Member

    They will DEFINETELY have Sesame Too on there, because Spout is On Demand right now, and all of the episodes of Sesame Street they have listed are from the 1998-1999 season.
  9. redBoobergurl

    redBoobergurl Well-Known Member

    I think it's a GREAT idea!!! I love the different shows you listed, all my favorites from back in the 80's from PBS, Nickelodeon and Disney Channel. I would totally watch all the time!
  10. Drtooth

    Drtooth Well-Known Member

    Personally, I was thrilled about this before I heard of PBS's involvement. I mean, do we REALLY need another channel with Barney the Dinosaur and Tellitubbies on it? I'm not a fan of Hit, either (though, they are the ones who own Barney), but it gives ups a 50 50 chance there will be Fraggle Rock on the channel. I do not have cable, and I don't think I'll ever get it, but I'm still rooting for an uncut, unpaved-like show, featuring older clips (because I was always hoping for a SS fan alternative, since a lot of die hards hate the new SS). We can only hope their plans to release "Electric Company" DVD's may help the chances of this.
  11. Vic Romano

    Vic Romano Active Member

    Oh that is so cool! So I'm assuming they'll get away with playing skits that feature Kermit? And I guess that sucks for any Optimum Online area users, eh?
  12. TotallySpiesFan

    TotallySpiesFan New Member

    I'm really sure that this channel is gonna have older SS as well as other old CTW shows like The Electric Company, 3-2-1 Contact, and Square One TV and older PBS shows like Carmen Sandiego, old school Zoom, and Lamb Chop's Play-Along.
  13. jobedo

    jobedo Member

    According to this,we should see some advertising soon.(http://www.kidscreen.com/articles/magazine/20050501/sprout.html)
    PBS is also planning to make good use of its cross-promotional clout. One station in each market will be co-branded on the VOD menu's user interface. And in August, 45 local PBS stations, representing roughly 50% of all U.S. TV households, will begin airing spots to build awareness for the Sprout channel. In return, Sprout will air cross-channel spots and run print ads to promote the local stations.

    Also it says Direct TV will cary sprout as well.
    A prelude to the territory's first 24/7 dedicated preschool channel, PBS Kids Sprout On-Demand hit U.S. airwaves last month, offering 50 hours of VOD programming culled from the libraries of founding partners HIT Entertainment, Sesame Workshop and PBS. The consortium, which also includes cable service provider Comcast, will follow up in October with PBS Kids Sprout proper, reaching 85% of Comcast's 8.6 million digital cable customers, as well as subscribers of competing services Direct TV and Insight Communications.

    Joe
  14. maxdrive

    maxdrive New Member


    its great if only it was real i my self would try to add heathcliff, danger mouse and count duckula as well.
  15. Dantecat

    Dantecat Active Member

    Hi,This channel did not come today.Does anybody know when it will definitely coming?Thanks for your time. ;)
  16. Al Hempker

    Al Hempker New Member

    I work for Comcast in the Nashville office, and we got a memo that the channel will kick-off here on 09/30.
  17. Dantecat

    Dantecat Active Member

    Oh Great!Thanks for the update. :D :cool:
  18. bedbugjones

    bedbugjones New Member

    Uummm Why Have I Had This Channal Since July
  19. Dantecat

    Dantecat Active Member

    That's a really good question.Why is it anybody? By the way,Does it show classic SS? :)
  20. bedbugjones

    bedbugjones New Member

    I GUESS DIFFRERENT STATES GET IT AT DIFFERENT TIMES AND It ONLY Shows Sesame Street From The Early 90 ITS SUPER FUN ELMOS WORLD HAS VERY LITTLE CGI ITS SO COOL UNLIKE NOW


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