Sesame Go: A New Video On Demand Service to Access Your Furry Friends, In Full-Length Episodes, Anytime
A Child-Friendly, Ad-Free Service Directly From the Producers of Sesame Street, And Powered by Kaltura MediaGo™
(New York, NY, April 8, 2014) – Sesame Workshop, the non-profit educational organization behind Sesame Street, today announced Sesame GO, a new subscription video on demand service which provides the latest and greatest collection of full-length TV episodes of Sesame Street on the internet. Sesame GO is powered by the Kaltura MediaGo OTT Solution.
Sesame GO provides a safe, ad-free environment to watch your favorite Sesame Street content while using the educational power of media to help children everywhere reach their highest potential. Available as a web service through any internet browser, and optimized not only for Mac and PC computers but also for tablets and mobile devices, Sesame GO provides families with a child-friendly platform to instantly watch the latest full-length TV episodes of Sesame Street, plus hundreds of episodes from prior seasons and Sesame Classics Volume 1 and 2. The service also includes episodes from seasons one and two of Pinky Dinky Doo, the animated series for children ages 4-6 produced by Sesame Workshop and Cartoon Pizza, which uses storytelling and games to guide the characters through lessons in vocabulary and problem solving. Subscribe to Sesame GO at www.sesamego.com for $3.99/month or $29.99/year.
“Sesame GO provides families with a unique experience we have never offered before—a secure, ad-free environment with full-length Sesame Street TV episodes they can watch anytime and anywhere,” said Scott Chambers, Sesame Workshop’s Senior Vice President, Worldwide Media Distribution. “Parents can explore the episodes with their children or they can feel comfortable allowing them to navigate on their own knowing they will only find the characters they love.”
“We are thrilled to have been chosen by Sesame Workshop to power Sesame GO. It’s truly inspiring to see an organization that has been developing such high-quality content and impressive philanthropic activities for so many years, evolve so well into the digital age. We are honored to be a part of it,” said Ron Yekutiel, Kaltura Chairman and CEO. “Our MediaGo OTT offering is seeing huge momentum in the market, as media companies, content owners and operators work to devise the optimal video strategy for their business.” Kaltura MediaGo is a turnkey OTT solution that can be fully branded. Kaltura’s nextgen, Netflix-like portal and apps, support a range of business models including SVOD, TVOD and ad-based models.
Sesame Workshop is the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street, the landmark television program that reaches millions of children every day in more than 150 countries. The Workshop’s mission is to use the educational power of media to help children everywhere reach their highest potential. Delivered through a variety of platforms, Sesame Workshop develops research-based content – including television programs, books, games, mobile apps and community engagement initiatives – that supports early childhood learning, helps prepare children for school, and addresses developmental needs. The Workshop’s programs are tailored to the needs of specific regions and focus on topics that help young children and families develop critical skills for lifelong learning. For more information, visit us at www.sesameworkshop.org.
Kaltura’s mission is to power any video experience. Provider of the world’s first Open Source Online Video Platform, Kaltura simplifies the creation of video experiences, and provides tools that facilitate innovative and engaging experiences that create value. The Kaltura platform engages hundreds of millions of viewers by providing media companies with advanced video management, publishing, and monetization tools that increase their reach and monetization and simplify their video operations. Kaltura improves productivity and interaction among millions of employees by providing enterprises with powerful online video tools for boosting internal knowledge sharing, training, and collaboration, and for more effective marketing. Kaltura offers next generation learning for millions of students and teachers by providing educational institutions with disruptive online video solutions for improved teaching, learning, and increased engagement across campuses and beyond. For more information: www.kaltura.com, to join Kaltura’s community visit: www.kaltura.org and www.html5video.org.