Sunny day – Sesame Street comes to Apple iTunes Store

“After almost four decades on Public Broadcasting Service-affiliated television stations, the popular children’s program ‘Sesame Street’ is moving to the Internet,” Robert MacMillan reports for Reuters.

“Fans of Big Bird, Oscar the Grouch, Bert and Ernie and the Count will be able to see episodes and clips of the show in three ways [iTunes Store, YouTube, Hulu], according to a statement released by Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit group once known as the Children’s Television Workshop and that started Sesame Street,” MacMillan reports. “The announcement comes on the same day that ‘Sesame Street,’ which is broadcast in 140 countries, celebrates its 39th year on the air.”

“On Apple Inc’s iTunes Store, people can download full episodes from season 35 and onward for $1.99,” MacMillan reports. “The episodes complement existing Sesame Street programming on iTunes, such as ‘Talk, Listen, Connect’ for children whose parents are deployed in military action, and ‘Happy Healthy Ready for School’ featuring the furry, red creature Elmo.”

MacMillan reports, “Sesame Workshop will get 70 percent of the revenue in the iTunes deal, but the number of viewers is not likely to be a big one at first, said Terry Fitzpatrick, Sesame’s vice president of distribution.”

More in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Note: How to get to Sesame Street (via Apple’s iTunes Store) here.

12 Comments

  1. a junky – snuffy
    a pimp with a cape – the count “how many times must i smack you 1.2.3. 3 times, ah ah ahhhhhh…”
    seven foot penguins
    and they teach kids to be judgemental
    look at oscar, he lives in freaking garbage can. throw the dude some foodstamps. wouldn’t you be a grouch if you lived in a trash can.
    Amazing how you look at things as an adult.

  2. Sunny day, sweepin’ the clouds away; On my way, to where the MacBook Air is sweet…”

    Oops, guess I got a bit carried away! ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”wink” style=”border:0;” />

  3. Merchandising and endorsement

    … Sesame Street is known for its extensive merchandising, which includes many books, magazines, video/audio media, and toys. A percentage of the money from any Sesame Workshop product goes to help fund Sesame Street or its international co-productions.

    Try thinking about doing a little web searching before overtaxing your nano brain.

    Why not start with the basics like … Wiki

    :((:

  4. “How can apple charge for a TV show from public TV? Think about it.”

    PBS, not just Sesame Street, has been selling VHS tapes and DVDs for years… or haven’t you noticed?? I’ll take a little merchandising over COMMERCIAL INTERRUPTION any day!! Non-profit does not mean no profit, otherwise the service goes away. No organization can survive by functioning at a loss.

    By the way, if you watch PBS on cable or satellite, keep in mind that your local PBS station gets nothing, Nada, zilch, zippo.

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