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Kanopy Inks Two-Year Streaming Deal With Sesame Workshop, Bringing 24 Episodes to the Platform

Stephanie Sengwe

Kanopy, the library-based free-to-the-user video streaming platform, announced today that they have inked a two-year streaming deal with Sesame Workshop, the non-profit organization behind Sesame Street. The agreement allows Kanopy to feature 24 episodes from the Emmy and Grammy Award-winning program on Kanopy Kids.

“For the last 50 years, Sesame Street has influenced generations around the world by leading educational growth and social change,” Kanopy CEO, Kevin Sayar stated. “We are elated to work with Sesame Workshop and reach new audiences with the timeless series, while reinforcing Kanopy Kids’ mission to encourage social and emotional development, promote respect for community diversity and inspire creativity.”

Starting today, Kanopy Kids viewers can watch 24 episodes from season 39 and 40 of the hit show.

Season 39
  • Sock Chaos At the Laundromat (Episode 4163)
  • Max the Magician (Episode 4166)
  • Annual Triangle Toss (Episode 4167)
  • Elmo and Zoe’s Hat Contest (Episode 4168)
  • Big Bird and Snuffy Talent Show (Episode 4171)
  • Number 6 Games (Episode 4172)
  • Big Bird’s Nest Sale (Episode 4174)
  • Abby’s First Sleepover (Episode 4177)
  • Three Cheers for Us (Episode 4178)
  • Mineitis On Sesame Street (Episode 4181)
  • Maria the Cowgirl (Episode 4183)
  • The Help-O-Bots (Episode 4185)
Season 40
  • Frankly, It’s Becoming A Habitat (Episode 4187)
  • Wild Nature Survivor Guy (Episode 4190)
  • Bears Try to Hibernate (Episode 4193)
  • Stinky’s Annual Birthday Flower (Episode 4194)
  • Elmo Finds a Baby Bird (Episode 4195)
  • The Cookie Tree (Episode 4197)
  • Squirmadera Car Race (Episode 4203)
  • Jack’s Big Jump (Episode 4204)
  • The Planet G (Episode 4207)
  • The Counting Booth (Episode 4208)
  • Abby’s Tricycle (Episode 4210)
  • Jack Grows His Own Beanstalk (Episode 4211)

In October, Sesame Workshop also inked a five-year deal with HBO Max to bring the entire Sesame Street library to a streaming service for the first time. The deal brings five new 35-episode seasons of Sesame Street, four new live-action and animated series, (including an Elmo-hosted talk show and an animated Sesame Street spinoff), annual specials, and the show’s 50-year library, which includes more than 4,500 episodes to the platform.

Users can access episodes via Kanopy Kids by visiting and signing up through a partnered public or academic library in their area.

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