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?Sesame Street? Is Moving To HBO: Show Cut In Half, Social Media Reacts!

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The Big Bird and the gang are finally featuring the letters H, B, and O, as they land a five-year partnership with premium cable network, HBO. ?Sesame Street? eventually moves to big leagues and shows the premium cable network what they are made of.

HBO Partnership

The partnership seems a lot to take in considering that HBO is an adult television network providing a lot of mature and graphic scenes. But the deal made between the two will make a remarkable transformation for the television program in terms of streaming videos on mobile devices instead of the television.

Sesame Workshop, the group behind the famous children?s television series, has been given the chance to significantly increase its ?Sesame Street? production. The non-profit group has been previously declining because of its sources of revenue from DVD sales to books have slowed down, according to New York Times. The HBO partnership will eventually help Sesame Workshop in providing more quality episodes and gaining more audiences.

The new ?Sesame Street?

35 new episodes of ?Sesame Street? will be made a year compared to the previous 18. The show will also be shortened from the previous one hour to just half of it, shared by NBC News. Although there will be no new character additions to the famed children?s television, spinoffs may be included in the long run, added by NBC News.

?Our new partnership with HBO represents a true winning public-private partnership model,? according to Jeffrey Dunn, Sesame Workshop CEO in a statement from NBC News. ?It provides Sesame Workshop with the critical funding it needs to be able to continue production of ?Sesame Street? and secure its nonprofit mission of helping kids grow smarter, stronger, and kinder.?

The result of the partnership had internet users and fans of the show reacting on social media.

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Who knows in the long run, maybe ?Sesame Street? will do a spinoff with ?True Detective.? Or better yet, a guest appearance for the next season of ?Game of Thrones.?

 

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