10, 2006 - 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, and several of its popular characters
will visit Knoxville Zoo on July 22, 2006.
Sponsored by Comcast, PBS KIDS Sprout Day at Knoxville Zoo
will bring Barney, the big, lovable purple dinosaur, Jay Jay the
Jet Plane, Noddy and Zoboo from Zoboomafoo to Knoxville's largest
attraction to meet visitors and pose for photos at various locations
throughout the zoo.
Children and their parents will also be invited to participate
in a scavenger hunt where they will be given a passport to take
with them to five designated stations. Each station will have a
stamp to mark the passport. At the end of the hunt, the kids will
receive a certificate and Sprout gift pack. A gift basket drawing
will also take place in the East Tennessee Plaza.
Visitors are encouraged to bring a copy of their current Comcast
billing statement to receive a free child's admission with
a paid adult admission or $5 off a Knoxville Zoo annual membership.
A current Comcast account statement must be presented at the time
of purchase to receive the discount. Limit two free children's
admissions per statement. Valid on July 22, 2006 only. Not good
with any other discounts, coupons or promotions.
About Knoxville Zoo
Knoxville Zoo is located off exit 392 from Interstate 40 and is
open every day except Christmas Day. The zoo is nationally accredited
by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums and is committed to the
highest standards in animal care and well-being, ethics, conservation
and education. Currently, the zoo is open every day from 9:30 a.m.
to 6 p.m. Admission and ticket sales stop one hour before the zoo
closes. Next-day admission is free after 3 p.m. For more information,
please call 865-637-5331 ext. 300.
PBS KIDS SproutSM, the first and only 24-hour on-air, on demand
and online service devoted to preschoolers 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.
Since debuting its video on demand (VOD) service in April 2005,
PBS KIDS Sprout has become the #1 Kids On Demand service, generating
over 90 million orders since launch. The 24-hour digital channel,
which launched in September 2005 along with the website (www.sproutletsgrow.com),
is available on digital cable and satellite to almost 20 million
committed subscribers. 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 and more.
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) (http://www.comcast.com)
is the nation's leading provider of cable, entertainment and communications
products and services. With 21.7 million cable customers, 9.0 million
high-speed Internet customers, and 1.5 million voice customers,
Comcast is principally involved in the development, management and
operation of broadband cable systems and in the delivery of programming
The Company's content networks and investments include E! Entertainment
Television, Style Network, The Golf Channel, OLN, G4, AZN Television,
PBS KIDS Sprout, TV One and four regional Comcast SportsNets. The
Company also has a majority ownership in Comcast Spectacor, whose
major holdings include the Philadelphia Flyers NHL hockey team,
the Philadelphia 76ers NBA basketball team and two large multipurpose
arenas in Philadelphia. Comcast Class A common stock and Class A
Special common stock trade on The NASDAQ Stock Market under the
symbols CMCSA and CMCSK, respectively.