Kanopy, a library-based free-to-the-user video streaming platform, has entered into a two-year deal with Sesame Workshop to bring 24 episodes from the Emmy- and Grammy Award-winning Sesame Street to Kanopy Kids.
These two dozen Sesame Street episodes join a number of other educational and engaging videos for children of all ages on Kanopy, accessible through partnered public and academic libraries around the U.S. The addition of Sesame Street, which debuted in 1969 and remains the longest-running children’s series in American TV history, builds on the streaming service’s mission to provide best-in-class entertainment with educational value.
Kanopy CEO Kevin Sayar said: “For the last 50 years, Sesame Street has influenced generations around the world by leading educational growth and social change. We are elated to work with Sesame Workshop and reach new audiences with the timeless series while reinforcing Kanopy Kids’ mission to encourage social and emotional development, promote respect for community diversity and inspire creativity.”
Scott Chambers, Sesame Workshop’s senior VP and general manager of educational media and licensing in North America, said: “We’re thrilled to bring this collection of Sesame Street episodes to Kanopy library communities nationwide. As viewing habits change, free-to-the-user services like this one make it easier than ever for all families to access quality children’s content they can trust, which is essential to Sesame Workshop’s mission.”