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Sesame Workshop Content Lands on HITN’s Edye



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Sesame Workshop is set to be one of the primary providers of Spanish-language content for HITN’s new SVOD service for preschool children, Edye.

Featured in Edye’s content catalog are seasons three and four of The Furchester Hotel, a co-production from Sesame Workshop and the BBC’s CBeebies. Set in a cheerfully chaotic inn run by a close-knit family of monsters, the show aims to strengthen children’s problem-solving skills. Edye, which is home to a range of other short-format Sesame Workshop content, also offers educational guides for parents and a variety of videos, games and children’s books, all in Spanish.

Erika Vogt-Lowell, director of programming and acquisitions for HITN, said: “We are very excited to include Sesame Workshop’s content in the launch of our new SVOD preschool service Edye. We have been carefully handpicking every single title that will be featured at the launch of our service and having Sesame Workshop content is a shining example of that effort. Their programs combine high entertainment and educational values, presented by well-known characters that are very close to the hearts of both children and parents.”

Jennifer A. Perry, Sesame Workshop’s VP and publisher for North America media products, added: “As viewing habits change, OTT services like Edye allow kids and families to enjoy high-quality educational entertainment on their busy schedules. We’re thrilled to work with HITN as the first preschool content provider on Edye. Together, we’ll share engaging Sesame Street programming with Spanish-speaking families across the country.”






About Chelsea Regan

Chelsea Regan is the associate editor of World Screen. She can be reached at cregan@worldscreen.com.

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