Variety reports Apple will partner with Sesame Workshop to create kids’ programming for Apple’s yet unannounced streaming service.
The streamer is teaming up with Sesame Workshop to create a new slate of kids’ programming for Worldwide Video, led by Zack Van Amburg and Jamie Erlicht. The content will be wholly original — and will not include “Sesame Street,” which has its own separate deal at HBO and also airs on PBS.
Under the multi-series order, Sesame Workshop — the nonprofit educational organization behind “Sesame Street” — will produce live-action and animated series, as well as develop a puppet series for Apple. Over the course of its 50-year history, Sesame Workshop won more Daytime Emmys than any other children’s production company.
Non-profit organization, Sesame Workshop develops educational programming for kids, including the long-running “Sesame Street.”
While the deal is just the latest in a string of deals Apple has signed for over a dozen original television series, it is the first to feature content for the youngsters.