Kanopy Streaming Service Gets ‘Sesame Street’ Episodes

Kanopy, the library-based video streaming platform for films and documentaries, Nov. 5 announced a two-year deal with Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization behind “Sesame Street,” to feature 24 episodes from the Emmy and Grammy Award-winning program on Kanopy Kids.

Accessible through partnered public and academic libraries, Kanopy Kids hosts a curated catalog parents can trust through embedded, age-based Common Sense Media ratings, according to the service.

The “Sesame Street” episodes join a host of educational videos for children of all ages on the platform, accessible through partnered public and academic libraries nationwide.

“For the last 50 years, ‘Sesame Street’ has influenced generations around the world by leading educational growth and social change,” Kanopy CEO Kevin Sayar said in a statement. “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.”

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Through characters such as Elmo, Big Bird and Cookie Monster, “Sesame Street” has cultivated a multi-generational following that has transformed the television industry and pop culture since its public television debut in 1969. It is the longest-running children’s series in American television history.

A major brand addition for Kanopy Kids, this agreement builds on the streaming service’s promise to provide best-in-class entertainment with true educational value, according to the service.

“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,” added Scott Chambers, Sesame Workshop’s SVP and GM, educational media and licensing, North America.

Kanopy Kids will showcase the following “Sesame Street” episodes starting Nov. 5:

Season 39
“Sock Chaos At the Laundromat” (Episode 4,163)
“Max the Magician “(Episode 4,166)
“Annual Triangle Toss” (Episode 4,167)
“Elmo and Zoe’s Hat Contest” (Episode 4,168)
“Big Bird and Snuffy Talent Show’ (Episode 4,171)
“Number 6 Games” (Episode 4,172)
“Big Bird’s Nest Sale” (Episode 4,174)
“Abby’s First Sleepover” (Episode 4,177)
“Three Cheers for Us” (Episode 4,178)
“Mineitis On Sesame Street” (Episode 4,181)
“Maria the Cowgirl” (Episode 4,183)
“The Help-O-Bots” (Episode 4,185)

Season 40
“Frankly, It’s Becoming a Habitat” (Episode 4,187)
“Wild Nature Survivor Guy” (Episode 4,190)
“Bears Try to Hibernate” (Episode 4,193)
“Stinky’s Annual Birthday Flower” (Episode 4,194)
“Elmo Finds a Baby Bird” (Episode 4,195)
“The Cookie Tree” (Episode 4,197)
“Squirmadera Car Race” (Episode 4,203)
“Jack’s Big Jump” (Episode 4,204)
“The Planet G”(Episode 4,207)
“The Counting Booth” (Episode 4,208)
“Abby’s Tricycle” (Episode 4,210)
“Jack Grows His Own Beanstalk” (Episode 4,211)

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