Sesame Workshop

Disney alum Julian Scott joins KidsCave as COO & MD ahead of Netflix series launch

UK animation firm KidsCave Studios has appointed former Disney exec Julian Scott as chief operating officer & MD after its new series, Kitti Katz, was picked up by Netflix. Scott is an executive producer who has developed, financed and co-produced films and television series internationally for more than 25 years. His previous roles include as […]

Sesame Workshop ups VP to oversee development strategy

Sesame Workshop, the non-profit organisation behind iconic kids show Sesame Street, has promoted Kim Diaz to VP of creative development. In her new role, Diaz will head up development strategy for long-form and short-form series, specials and other programming for the company, reporting to Kay Wilson Stallings, EVP of creative and production. Diaz, who joined […]

HBO Max bolsters kids offering with expansive ‘Sesame Street’ deal

HBO Max is bulking up its kids offering by striking a deal with Sesame Street prodco Sesame Workshop for new series and library content. Four new series are in the works including The Not Too Late Show With Elmo, which is a family-friendly version of a late-night talkshow and will include characters from Sesame Street. […]

New CEO to succeed Moore at National Geographic Partners

National Geographic Society (NGS) boss Gary Knell will be the next CEO of National Geographic Partners (NGP). He will succeed Declan Moore, who has the run the business since its inception two years ago. NGP came into being in September 2015 when 21st Century Fox took control of its programming joint venture with NGS, which […]

Netflix checks into BBC’s Furchester Hotel

Netflix has acquired Sesame Workshop and CBeebies kids series The Furchester Hotel. The puppetry-based preschool series rolls out on the streaming service today on Netflix. The series follows goings on at a hotel run by a cast of cheerful monsters. Sesame Street favourites Elmo and Cookie Monster both appear in the show, which launched on […]

TRX preps move into movies

TRX is looking to add movies to the TV content on its soon to launch rights trading platform, its execs have told TBI. The platform, which received funding from Sky and Channel 4 in its latest funding round, was conceived as a way to buy and sell TV rights but it now looking to expand […]

Sesame veteran heads to WGBH

Sesame Workshop veteran Terry Fitzpatrick is joining US station WGBH as vice president, children’s education and media. Fitzpatrick moves from Sesame to Boston-based pubcaster WGBH to replace Brigid Sullivan as she moves into an advisory role, effective from year-end. The WGBH new recruit spent 18 years at Sesame, most recently as chief content and distribution […]

HBO strikes five-season Sesame Street deal

HBO and Sesame Workshop have agreed a five-season deal for iconic kids series Sesame Street. The deal means the show will be on the HBO linear channel, its TV everywhere service HBO Go, and SVOD offering HBO Now, for at least five years. Episodes of Sesame Street will debut on the premium cable net and […]