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Sprout grows with HD channel

PBS KIDS Sprout, the US 24-hour preschool channel available on TV, on demand and online, is set to launch its own separate, 24-hour HD channel this September.
May 10, 2010

PBS KIDS Sprout, the US 24-hour preschool channel available on TV, on demand and online, is set to launch its own separate, 24-hour HD channel this September.

Sprout HD will simulcast with its standard-definition counterpart, but will allow preschoolers to experience shows like Sesame Street, Barney & Friends and Caillou all in HD. Sprout has also been shooting original programming in HD, and will look to acquire news HD shows going forward.

Sprout was created as a partnership between Comcast Corporation, HIT Entertainment, PBS and Sesame Workshop and introduced its VOD service in April 2005.

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