Sesame Street gets its own video-on-demand service

Elmo and Cookie Monster are taking on Netflix. The Sesame Workshop has just launched its own streaming service that lets you stream as many Sesame Street episodes as you want for a monthly fee. Called Sesame Go, the service is browser-based, and includes access to “hundreds” of new and classic episodes of the show, as well as the animated series Pinky Dinky Doo. It’ll cost you $3.99 per month or $29.99 a year. At launch the service is only available in the US, and works on Mac, Windows, and mobile devices.

Breaking Bad fan? Sign-up to Netflix. Looking to stream more recent theatrical releases? Check out Amazon Instant Video. Kids addicted to Sesame Street? Well, there’s a new kid on the VOD block just for that. Sesame Workshop, the non-profit educational organization behind Sesame Street, has today launched Sesame GO – a kiddie-centric, advert-free service from the creators of everyone’s favorite educational TV show. The subscription-based service is available in the US only for now, and it will serve up classics and current episodes, not to mention episodes of Pinky Dinky Doo. The new platform is powered by Kaltura, the same open source video platform that’s behind Wikipedia’s HTML5 player. Indeed, Sesame GO is a Web-focused service optimized for Mac, PC, smartphones and tablets – but it looks like we’renot going to see any native apps for now.

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