Corus Entertainment’s Nelvana Enterprises and a world-leading producer and distributor of kid’s programming has secured the broadcast and licensing rights to beloved children’s program — Sesame Street.
Under the new agreement, Nelvana will exclusively broadcast Sesame Street and Sesame Studios’ content in Canada on Corus’ Treehouse, as well as on the network’s non-linear platforms.
Nelvana will also represent Sesame Street within the Canadian licensed consumer products community.
Scott Chambers, senior vice president, North America Media and Licensing, Sesame Workshop, added: “Nelvana’s commitment to family and children’s entertainment aligns perfectly with Sesame Workshop’s mission to help children grow smarter, stronger and kinder.”
New content on Treehouse will include new seasons of Sesame Street (Season 46 and moving onto season 47), episodes of Elmo’s World, Abby’s Flying Fairy School and more than 50 pieces of additional short-form broadcast content from Sesame Studios.
“Sesame Street is an iconic brand that continues to immerse young new viewers in educational content, while engaging lifelong fans. We look forward to continuing to expand the merchandise programme to bring Sesame Street’s remarkable stories and colourful characters to life in exciting ways for consumers,” said Pam Westman, head, Nelvana Enterprises
Sesame Street is an American educational children’s television series that combines live action, sketch comedy, animation and puppetry. It is produced by Sesame Workshop and was created by Joan Ganz Cooney and Lloyd Morrisett.