Sesame Street is one of the most popularized children shows since 1969, and now it’s expanding it’s brand. Sesame Workshop, which produces Sesame Street, announced a five-year deal with the exclusive cable channel, HBO, and it will televise multiple brand new episodes there. Unfortunately for PBS viewers, there will be no new episodes on PBS until the middle of 2016.
The new shows produced by HBO will start airing in the fall, while PBS will air reruns for at least nine months, until HBO sends over their episodes. The good news for viewers that are used to watching PBS, is that PBS stated that while Sesame Street is being shown exclusively on HBO, reruns that have been “edited together” to make the material “appear fresh,” will air on PBS.
The CEO of Sesame Workshop, Jeffrey D. Dunn, said “Our new partnership with HBO represents a true winning public-private partnership model.” Many kids are use to watching this well known show on PBS, so it may be a hard adjustment for them.