HBO Max has teamed up with the producer of Sesame Street to bring the iconic children’s show to its new streaming service.

The library of episodes – which span 50 years – will be available on the platform, and five new seasons will also air on HBO Max as a result of the deal. Each season is reported to be 35 episodes long.

There will also be new Sesame Street content coming to HBO Max, which includes annual specials, an animated version of ‘The Monster at the End of this Book’, a live-action late-night talk show called ‘The Not Too Late Show with Elmo’, a new season of Esme & Roy, two new animated series and a docuseries which will take on difficult topics from the perspective of children.

Robert Greenblatt, chairman of WarnerMedia Entertainment and Direct-To-Consumer, said: ‘Sesame Street is, and always has been, the gold standard for children’s programming, and we’re thrilled that Sesame Workshop chose HBO Max as its new partner.

‘This brand is synonymous with quality and integrity, not to mention that nothing is more important than educating young new minds. This landmark deal perfectly illustrates the type of quality programming HBO Max will offer across every demographic.’

HBO Max is working to make itself a hub for kids and family programming, with this news tying in with reports that two new executive appointments to the family friendly divisions of the company were made earlier this week.

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