Sesame Workshop, the organisation behind Sesame Street, is to release its first Spanish language show for US audiences called Sesame Amigos.
The 30-minute show will premiere on 1st August, 2015, in the Saturday children’s programming block, Planeta U, on Univision.
Sesame Amigos will feature 26 new episodes designed for kids to build inner strength, develop moral compass and learn important educational lessons with trusted and engaging characters.
In each show, kids will play learning games and get up and dance with Elmo, who will encourage kids to participate throughout the show. Each show will also feature a segment where Elmo, Lola, Rosita and friends interact with a Univision celebrity in a fun setting.
“Sesame Amigos is a new and innovative show designed specifically for Spanish-speaking families in the US,” commented Alberto Ciurana, president of programming and content at Univision Communications Inc. “While versions of Sesame Street air in more than 150 countries, Sesame Amigos will provide Spanish-speaking preschoolers the tools they need to succeed in the United States."
Steve Youngwood, chief operating officer of Sesame Workshop, added: “We are thrilled to be debuting our first season of Sesame Amigos with our partners at Univision.
“Since our founding, Sesame Street has revolutionised early learning by using media to make educational opportunities accessible to all preschoolers. Sesame Amigos will further our mission of helping kids grow smarter, stronger and kinder by reaching new Hispanic audiences with our funny, furry content and characters in ways that reflect their language and culture.”