Sesame Ties Up with Shout! Factory for Home Entertainment


Sesame Workshop has signed a new multiyear distribution agreement with Shout! Factory for the Sesame Street home entertainment library.

The pact sees Shout! Factory become the official distributor of Sesame Street in North America, including DVD and Blu-ray, VOD and select digital rights for more than 150 active titles and programs based on the TV series. The deal also includes a minimum of four new Sesame Street-themed titles per year for cross-platform release in the U.S. and Canada.

Shout! Factory CEOs Garson Foos and Bob Emmer remarked: “We’re incredibly excited to collaborate with Sesame Workshop on this fantastic opportunity. Sesame Street is an extraordinary children’s program and a cultural touchstone. This long-running series and its colorful characters continue to engage, inspire and educate young viewers and families.”

“For almost 50 years, the underlying goal behind every piece of Sesame Street content has been to help kids grow smarter, stronger and kinder,” noted Scott Chambers, Sesame Workshop’s senior VP for North America media and licensing. “Shout! Factory’s focus on family content makes them a perfect partner to help Elmo, Big Bird, Abby Cadabby and all their Sesame Street friends reach young children with positive, fun and educational messages.”

Melissa Boag, the senior VP of family entertainment at Shout! Factory, stated: “There’s a lot of opportunity to distribute Sesame Street content through digital and on-demand; transactional outlets and on disc. We look forward to presenting these immersive entertainment offerings to families and lifelong fans through Shout’s distribution channels.”

“Shout! Factory is perfectly poised to extend Sesame Street content to the growing number of home entertainment distribution platforms,” added Jennifer A. Perry, the VP for North America media products at Sesame Workshop. “We look forward to developing brand-new titles with Shout! Factory for both our core audience of families with young children and the three generations of adults who continue to enjoy classic Sesame Street segments that were an important part of their own childhoods.”