Sesame Workshop and US-based Hispanic broadcaster V-me are co-producing original Spanish content for Plaza Sésamo, the Spanish-language production of Sesame Street.
The new content will debut in the US on July 19 and will include 10 live-action films designed to reflect the diversity of the American Hispanic community, as well as reinforce healthy lifestyle habits.
In the new season of Plaza Sésamo characters will embark on their first journey to Colombia as they search for exotic fruits while learning how to keep their hearts and bodies healthy. The segments are supplemented with a series of live-action films and animations produced in Colombia that highlight the healthy heart curriculum driven by Sesame Workshop’s partnership with Mt. Sinai Hospital and the World Heart Federation. Additionally, short films from Bolivia and Paraguay will feature young children taking part in daily and cultural activities.
The new Plaza Sésamo content is the latest collaboration between Sesame Workshop and the Spanish network V-me, where the series is featured daily in the preschool block V-me Niños, now available in more than 60 million US TV homes.
Production of the Plaza Sésamo original Spanish content for V-me was made possible in part by a grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.