‘Sesame Street’ is not ditching the home that has nurtured it for so many years. Instead, it’s now got a second one to get comfy in. While it’s remaining on PBS, it’ll now be screened on HBO and available on HBO Go, HBO On Demand and HBO Now.
The deal means at least the next five seasons of the iconic children’s show will be available on the premium cable network. It’s a sweet situation for PBS too as member stations will now be able to screen new episodes for free, after a nine-month window.
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As well as the main show, Sesame Workshop is producing a new ‘Sesame Street Muppet’ spin off and a new educational series for kids. HBO gets the license to 150 archive episodes of ‘Sesame Street’ and new episodes will start running in late fall.
More ‘Sesame Street’ in the world can only be a good thing.