It looks as though more “Sesame Street” than ever before will soon be available thanks to a new content partnership between Sesame Workshop and WarnerMedia, with much of the programming headed for WarnerMedia’s HBO Max.
The deal covers not only “Sesame Street’s” 50-year library, but also five new seasons of “Sesame Street,” four new series and annual specials.
“Beginning with season 51, ‘Sesame Street’ will premiere on HBO Max and then continue to air for free on PBS Kids,” WarnerMedia says in today’s announcement. “Newly commissioned HBO Max content will also be made available to PBS Kids after premiering on HBO Max. HBO will continue to air ‘Sesame Street’ through season 50.”
New seasons of “Sesame Street” will premiere on HBO Max starting in 2020. The company notes that the show’s 50-year library will be available for the first time ever.
New projects include an Elmo-hosted talk show, a new animated “Sesame Street” spinoff series, a new season of “Esme & Roy” and a new family docuseries, among others.