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The Holiday Season Begins on HBO

The Holiday Season Begins on HBO

Back in the day HBO always had some special Holiday fare. Do you remember that EMMET OTTER’S JUG-BAND CHRISTMAS first aired on HBO? As the years have gone on though the variety of programming has dwindled. So when special treats pop up we give it its due. This year SESAME STREET is presenting a Holiday special for the family. Man, that gang is everywhere. I just saw Big Bird & co. (and other Muppets) on the Macy Parade playing in the background just a while ago. Big Bird, Cookie Monster, Bert & Ernie, The Count, Elmo and the rest of the bunch have lessons of the season for those interested. You got to know that they will be full...

HBO Adds More Elmo to SESAME STREET for Season 47

HBO Adds More Elmo to SESAME STREET for Season 47

As a way of keeping children’s programming fresh and fun on HBO SESAME STREET will be revamping a previous Elmo segment for the new season. Beginning in January 2017 Season 47 will feature from time to time “Elmo’s World.” I know, contain yourself, but the preschoolers in your house can flip out all they want.  In the 25 five-minute installments, lessons are taught through pre-school relevant topics, live-action films, and interactive thinking games such as matching, sorting, and counting. Kids accompany Elmo and his friend Smartie, an animated cell phone and learning tool, as he uses his imagination to dive into the topic of the...

“Dance Your Cares Away” As FRAGGLE ROCK Returns to HBO!

“Dance Your Cares Away” As FRAGGLE ROCK Returns to HBO!

As the show used to say – “Dance your cares away; worries for another day. Let the music play; down at FRAGGLE ROCK!” And now you can all over again. HBO has announced that all five seasons, for a total of 96 episodes, of the iconic Jim Henson Company series will replay at HBO. This time around it is remastered to pop out at you in HD. Ohh. Ahhh.  The children’s show was a multinational endeavor that was produced between Canada, France, the U. K. and the U. S. via Jim Henson’s international company. Of course, it played on HBO here in America beginning in 1983. The multi-award winning series was a large draw for HBO and anchored...

SESAME STREET Arrives on HBO Saturdays!

SESAME STREET Arrives on HBO Saturdays!

  The New Year and new excitement is just a few weeks away and it starts with some childhood friends. Beginning 01.16.16 SESAME STREET comes to HBO. Here, word for word, is as Press Release heralding this unexpected partnership. It is a hefty announcement with a number of interesting points about a show we all grew up with. BIG BIRD, ELMO AND COOKIE MONSTER ARE BACK AS SESAME STREET DEBUTS ITS 46TH SEASON SATURDAY, JAN. 16, 2016 ON HBO ——– ICONIC PRESCHOOL SERIES UNVEILS EXCITING NEW CHANGES, INCLUDING 30-MINUTE FORMAT, NEW SEGMENT, NEW CAST MEMBER, NEW SHOW OPENING AND A NEW SET! ——– A-List...

HBO Signs Five Year Deal with Sesame Street

HBO Signs Five Year Deal with Sesame Street

Yes, that Sesame Street!  HBO and PBS announced a new partnership that will make the next five seasons of the iconic series available on HBO and its multiplex channels, HBO GO, HBO On Demand and the new internet-only SVOD service HBO NOW. As a key part of the deal, Sesame will be able to produce almost twice as much new content as previous seasons, and for the first time ever, make the show available free of charge to PBS and its member stations after a nine-month window. Here’s the quote from Sesame’s CEO: “Our new partnership with HBO represents a true winning public-private partnership model. It provides Sesame Workshop...






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