New Show Sesame Street To Premiere On Cartoonito UK On 7th November
Today (19/10/2016) it has been officially announced that Sesame Street is going to premiere on Cartoonito UK on Monday 7th November. Turner UK has made a broadcasting rights deal with Sesame Workshop in the United States for new 30-minute episodes, the show will air on Cartoonito UK from Monday 7th November, airing daily at 4pm. Sesame Street hasn’t aired in the UK since 2001 where it used to air on Channel 4, but since then there has been UK spin-offs such as The Furchester Hotel and Sesame Tree.
The pre-school show has aired around the world in different localised forms and formats, the show is known for its Jim Henson puppet characters and for teaching children how to spell, read and count as well as health and social education.
In the United States, Turner’s sister company – HBO (Home Box Office) currently own the first run broadcasting rights to Sesame Street, with public service broadcaster PBS airing the episodes after a nine month exclusivity time window.
Sean Gorman, Director of Kids Channels (Cartoon Network, Boomerang and Cartoonito) at Turner UK talked about the addition of Sesame Street to Cartoonito:
“For more than four decades now Sesame Street has been helping children grow smarter, stronger and kinder, and we’re delighted to be driving these engaging and educational messages to our young UK audience in such a fun and entertaining way.”