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Sesame Workshop and Apple Partnership

June 2018

Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit media and educational organization behind Sesame Street, will create the first original children’s programming for Apple, under a multi-program deal.

The slate of shows to be developed for the streaming platform includes a live-action and an animated program as well as an all-new puppet series.

With this announcement, plus a new animated series, “Esme and Roy,” expected to premiere on HBO in August, Sesame Workshop will have more shows in development than it has had since 2002.

Sesame Street, which airs on HBO and PBS, is not part of the Apple agreement.


About Sesame Workshop
Sesame Workshop is the nonprofit media and educational organization behind Sesame Street, the pioneering television show that has been reaching and teaching children since 1969. Today, Sesame Workshop is an innovative force for change, with a mission to help kids everywhere grow smarter, stronger, and kinder. We’re present in more than 150 countries, serving vulnerable children through a wide range of media, formal education, and philanthropically-funded social impact programs, each grounded in rigorous research and tailored to the needs and cultures of the communities we serve. For more information, please visit

Beatrice Chow
(212) 875-6586

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