Sesame Street Moves to HBO...Sort of

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Sesame-Street-logo.jpgWanna know how to get, how to get to Sesame Street? Don't go to PBS for new episodes, at least not right away. As reported by The New York Times, the show is moving to HBO, which has struck a five-season deal with Sesame Workshop to move the educational kids show to HBO and its various streaming properties. The good news is, the new deal allows Sesame Workshop to produce more episodes of Sesame Street and other spinoffs. The bad news is, although the show will also continue to appear on PBS, new episodes will not air until nine months after they've appeared on HBO.

From The New York Times
The letters of the day on "Sesame Street" are H, B and O.

Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit group behind the children's television program, has struck a deal with HBO, the premium cable network, that will bring the next five seasons of "Sesame Street" to HBO and its streaming outlets starting this fall.

The partnership will allow Sesame Workshop to significantly increase its production of "Sesame Street" episodes and other new programming. The group will produce 35 new "Sesame Street" episodes a year, up from the 18 it produces now. Sesame Workshop also will create a spinoff series based on the "Sesame Street" Muppets and another new educational series for children.

After nine months of programming exclusively on HBO, the shows also will be available free on PBS, its home for the past 45 years. "Sesame Street" will also continue its run on PBS this fall, with the season featuring a selection of episodes from the last several seasons edited in new ways.

"Sesame Workshop's new partnership does not change the fundamental role PBS and stations play in the lives of families," a PBS spokeswoman said in a statement, noting that PBS stations reach more children ages 2 to 5, more mothers of children under 6 and more low-income children than any children's TV network, according to Nielsen.

To read the complete NY Times article, click here.

 

Additional Resources
HBO Now Expands Availability to Android and Amazon Devices at HomeTheaterReview.com.
Sling TV to Add HBO Option This Month at HomeTheaterReview.com.

 

 


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