Fred Rogers Productions has inked a national sponsorship deal with Age of Learning’s Adventure Academy for Odd Squad
Fred Rogers Productions, the award-winning children’s entertainment company behind the much-loved, Emmy-winning PBS KIDS series Odd Squad, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, and Peg + Cat, has inked a national sponsorship deal with Age of Learning’s Adventure Academy for Odd Squad. The popular live-action school-age series, co-produced with Sinking Ship Entertainment, is currently in production on 13 new “odd-some” episodes as an extension of its third season.
Adventure Academy, from the creators of award-winning ABCmouse.com, is a highly engaging online game for elementary and middle school children featuring thousands of learning activities in an interactive virtual world. Both Odd Squad and Adventure Academy make learning enjoyable for kids through quests and adventures that help them become more proficient in math and science. As part of the sponsorship, a 15-second spot will appear at the start and end of each Odd Squad episode. The Adventure Academy logo will also be included on educational assets and digital media, including the series’ website on PBSKIDS.org and PBS KIDS for Parents (pbs.org/parents). The sponsorship runs from September 14, 2020 to December 26, 2021.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Adventure Academy as a national sponsor for Odd Squad,” said Paul Siefken, President and CEO, Fred Rogers Productions. “Like Odd Squad, Adventure Academy encourages children to persevere and work collaboratively to solve problems.”
Fred Rogers Productions partnered with public media sales organization Sponsorship Group for Public Television to secure the sponsorship. “As a sponsor of Odd Squad, Adventure Academy is part of a unique group of companies that sustains public television and our core mission of serving kids and families with quality, enriching programming,” said Suzanne Zellner, VP. “We are proud to have their support.”
Each of the 13 new episodes of Odd Squad will continue to take the agents on far-flung adventures to solve oddness wherever it occurs. With the help of their decked-out Mobile Unit, the Squad will use their hard-earned math and science skills as they travel the world and team up to stop villains in their tracks. In addition to the agents that viewers know and love, an all-new character will make an exciting debut.
Odd Squad is a live-action series designed to help kids 5-8 build math, problem-solving, and collaboration skills. The show focuses on intrepid young agents who are part of Odd Squad, an agency whose mission is to investigate strange happenings. All three seasons of Odd Squad feature a math concept embedded in each episode that the Squad uses to set things right. Named one of the best kids’ shows of the decade by Common Sense Media, and with a track record as one of the most-streamed series on PBS KIDS digital platforms, Odd Squad has solidified itself as a long-standing family favorite. Odd Squad airs daily on PBS stations (check local listings), the PBS KIDS 24/7 channel, and streams on pbskids.org and the free PBS KIDS Video app. Odd Squad also airs on TVO Kids and SRC in Canada.
Odd Squad was created by Tim McKeon (Fosterʼs Home for Imaginary Friends, Adventure Time, The Electric Company) and Adam Peltzman (The Electric Company, The Backyardigans, Wallykazam!) and produced by Sinking Ship Entertainment and Fred Rogers Productions. For more information on Odd Squad, visit pbskids.org/oddsquad and follow Odd Squad on Facebook and Twitter.