Sesame Workshop, the group behind the world famous, Sesame Street program, has joined with HBO, the nation’s leading cable network. This partnership will not only bring fans, five seasons of the show on all of HBO’s channels – HBO, HBO GO, HBO on Demand and the new HBO NOW, but as part of the deal, Sesame Workshop will now be able to offer the show to PBS free of charge.
“Our new partnership with HBO represents a true winning public-private partnership model”, said Jeffrey D. Dunn, Sesame Workshop’s CEO “It provides Sesame Workshop with the critical funding it needs to be able to continue production of Sesame Street and secure its nonprofit mission of helping kids grow smarter, stronger and kinder“.
Along with the five seasons of Sesame Street, there will also be a Sesame Street Muppet series which will begin in the fall of 2015. As the exclusive distributor of the first-run episodes, HBO will show the Spanish and English series. PBS will also continue to show the episodes as part of their PBS Kids.
“We are absolutely thrilled to help secure the future of Sesame Street and Sesame Workshop’s mission for the nation’s kids and families,” said Richard Plepler, Chairman and CEO of HBO.
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