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Episodes of ‘Sesame Street’ Will Now Air First on HBO

By Tribune News Service — August 18, 2015 1 min read

In a historic move binding TV’s most iconic children’s series with one of culture’s most significant arbiters, “Sesame Street” is going to HBO this fall, as part of a five-year agreement that will keep first-run episodes of the series away from public television for nine months.

HBO said the program will be able to produce almost twice as much new content, and for the first time, will make the show free to PBS and its member stations after nine months. More than any other series, “Sesame Street” has symbolized public TV and the Public Broadcasting Service over its 40 years on the air.

A version of this article appeared in the August 19, 2015 edition of Education Week as Episodes of ‘Sesame Street’ Will Now Air First on HBO