Sprout SWOT Analysis, Competitors & USP

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SWOT Analysis of Sprout with USP, Competition, STP (Segmentation, Targeting, Positioning) - Marketing Analysis


Parent Company

NBCUniversal Cable


Media Channels


Media & Entertainment

Tagline/ Slogan

Let’s Grow


First  24-hour preschool destination available on TV, on demand and online for children ages 2-5 and their parents and caregivers

Sprout STP


Mostly preschool children and their parents

Target Group

Devoted to kids aged 2-5 years


Uniquely designed to follow a preschooler's day from breakfast to bedtime

Sprout SWOT Analysis


Below is the Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities & Threats (SWOT) Analysis of Sprout :

1. Available on both digital cable and satellite television 
2. Invested heavily in original programming to better compete with preschool oriented cable networks
3. Under NBCUniversal, sprout got increased visibility and its upfront sales gained
4. Sprout’s Video on Demand offering is on top for  younger children with over 1.8 billion views

5. Have stated policy of only airing ads targeted at children’s parent

6. Nearly 60 million households access the channels


1. With an intent to serve as a home for archived content, it lost competition to fellow pre-school oriented cable networks

2. NBC kids is the only Saturday morning programming block to air cartoons and hence engage kids


1. Strategy of scheduling back-to-back special episodes to draw in and hold young viewers
2. Invest heavily in mobile application as preschoolers and their parents are gravitating to the technology


1. Daytime viewership dropped with launch of Disney

2. Unlike, other children’s TV networks, sprouts airs programs that only last one segment and faces challenge to attract audience

Sprout Competition


Below are the 2 main Sprout competitors :

1. Nick Junior
2. Disney Junior

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