The Fred Rogers Company Announces Season 4 of DANIEL TIGER'S NEIGHBORHOOD on PBS
New neighbors are on their way to the Neighborhood of Make-Believe! The Fred Rogers Company has announced that a fourth season of DANIEL TIGER'S NEIGHBORHOOD, its top-rated hit for preschoolers and parents, is coming to PBS KIDS. The exciting new season, which will feature 20 engaging episodes, including a one-hour special, will also bring relatable new characters to the popular series. Season Four episodes are slated to premiere beginning in summer 2018 and will explore important preschool themes - such as being accepting of others and making new friends - through the show's trademark catchy musical strategies."We are delighted to present a brand-new season of DANIEL TIGER'S NEIGHBORHOOD on PBS Kids - and to introduce new neighbors that young fans and their families will be sure to love," said Paul Siefken, President and CEO, The Fred Rogers Company. "Our mission has always been to help parents navigate everyday challenges with their preschoolers, and Season 4 will introduce even more of the gentle life lessons and messages that help make the show so popular and effective with viewers." "We're thrilled to welcome a new season of fan-favorite, DANIEL TIGER'S NEIGHBORHOOD, to PBS KIDS," said Linda Simensky, Vice President, Children's Programming, PBS. "We know children have loved growing with Daniel, and we're excited to continue building on the important social-emotional learning that research has shown time and again is the foundation for success in school and life." DANIEL TIGER'S NEIGHBORHOOD was created by some of today's preeminent innovators of quality children's media. Creator Angela Santomero, from lead production partner Out of the Blue Enterprises, is co-executive producer, along with Kevin Morrison of The Fred Rogers Company and Vince Commisso of the award-winning animation studio, 9 Story Media Group. The animated series has garnered numerous prestigious awards, including a 2016 Daytime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Writing in a Preschool Animated Program, a 2016 Television Critics' Association Award for Outstanding Achievement in Youth Programming, three consecutive Parents' Choice Gold Awards from 2015 - 2017, and a 2014 Prix Jeunesse International Selection. As of August 2017, Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood was the #1 PBS Kids program for Kids 2-5, Kids 2-8, and with moms of young children*. In addition, it continues to be one of the most streamed shows, averaging over 40 million streams per month**. More than 4.5 million Daniel Tiger books have been published to date, and downloads of the apps, music, and episodes continue to rank high on iTunes. *Nielsen National Toolbox NTI Broadcast months, GAA%, Reach% (75% Uni, 6+ Qual.).
**Data collected from Google Analytics report from August '16 - August '17.
About Out of the Blue Enterprises
Out of the Blue Enterprises, the licensing agent for Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood, is a leader in children's educational media, with a portfolio of breakthrough, interactive and multi-platform, curriculum-based entertainment for television, video, mobile apps and consumer products. Out of the Blue creates and produces Super WHY, the hit Emmy-nominated literacy series on PBS KIDS;Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood, for The Fred Rogers Company/PBS KIDS; Wishenpoof and CREATIVE GALAXY for Amazon Studios; and Nickelodeon's Blue's Room, and handles all licensing and merchandising activity for Super WHY and Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood. The company also develops top-rated mobile educational game apps, including Super WHY and Colorforms: Revolution. It acquired the Colorforms brand in 2014 and is developing it across multiple platforms, including TV, toys, and mobile apps. Led by Co-Founders Angela C. Santomero, Creator of the hit preschool entertainment franchise, Blue's Clues; and Samantha Freeman, a former Nickelodeon and toy industry executive, Out of the Blue aims to engage kids and families with age-appropriate, entertaining, and engaging learning experiences. www.outoftheblueenterprises.com
About PBS Kids PBS KIDS, the number one educational media brand for kids, offers all children the opportunity to explore new ideas and new worlds through television, digital platforms and community-based programs. Kidscreen and Webby Award-winning pbskids.org provides engaging interactive content, including digital games and streaming video. PBS Kids also offers mobile apps to help support young children's learning. The PBS Kids Video App is available on a variety of mobile devices and on platforms such as Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Xbox One and Chromecast. For more information on specific PBS Kids content supporting literacy, science, math and more, follow PBS Kids on Twitter and Facebook.
About The Fred Rogers Company The company was founded by Fred Rogers in 1971 as the non-profit producer of MISTER ROGERS' NEIGHBORHOOD for PBS. In the years that followed, it not only created hundreds of episodes of this much-loved program, but also extended Fred's values and approach to other efforts in promoting children's social, emotional and behavioral health and supporting parents, caregivers, TEACHERS and other professionals in their work with children. Today, The Fred Rogers Company continues to build on Fred's legacy in innovative ways through a wide variety of media, and engaging new generations of children and families with his timeless wisdom. The company's highly rated, award-winning children's series include DANIEL TIGER'S NEIGHBORHOOD, PEG + CAT, and ODD SQUAD. For more information, visit www.fredrogers.org or follow us on Facebookand Twitter.