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(New York, August 13, 2015) – Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization behind the Emmy Award-winning program, Sesame Street, and HBO, the nation’s leading premium cable network, today announced a new partnership that will make the next five seasons of the iconic series available on HBO and its multiplex channels, HBO GO, HBO On Demand and the new internet only SVOD service HBO NOW. As a key part of the deal, Sesame will be able to produce almost twice as much new content as previous seasons, and for the first time ever, make the show available free of charge to PBS and its member stations after a nine-month window.

“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; it gives HBO exclusive pay cable and SVOD access to the nation’s most important and historic educational programming; and it allows Sesame Street to continue to air on PBS and reach all children, as it has for the past 45 years.”

In addition to the next five seasons of Sesame Street, Sesame Workshop will produce a Sesame Street Muppet™ spinoff series, as well as develop a new original educational series for children.  HBO has also licensed over 150 library episodes of Sesame Street.  The new episodes will begin airing as early as late fall 2015, and HBO will be the exclusive, first-run subscription television distribution partner for Sesame Street and the new series.  HBO will have the right to air all series in both English and Spanish. All new series will also be made available to PBS and its member stations after the first window.  Episodes of Sesame Street will continue to be made available, uninterrupted, as part of the PBS KIDS service on PBS member stations.

http://www.sesameworkshop.org/press-releases/sesame-workshop-and-hbo-announce-partnership/

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The only HBO news I care about is Deadwood season 4. Please let it come back.
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Coming next fall to HBO - HARD KNOCKS: SESAME STREET



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I'm so glad it's still going to be on PBS. The whole idea of the show was to bring educational programming to less privileged children, and HBO is still a luxury for many.
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Yeah, at first I thought I'd be mad about this, but they're still going to give it to PBS (and the nine month window is no big deal - kids programs of this type don't have to be topical or 'of the moment' to do their job).



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