Sesame Street archive

  • Sesame Street launches Sesame Go video streaming service, but US-only for now
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    Sesame Street launches Sesame Go video streaming service, but US-only for now

    By 10 April 2014

    There are numerous ways to watch the content you love, but now there is a new offering that's been thrown into the mix. And it only serves up a beloved television show for kids. Sesame Workshop, the non-profit educational organisation behind the kids'...

  • Forget Flappy Bird, Flappy Bert from Sesame Street joins ever growing list of clones
    Gaming

    Forget Flappy Bird, Flappy Bert from Sesame Street joins ever growing list of clones

    By 13 February 2014

    Ever since Nguyen Ha Dong inexplicably removed Flappy Bird from the iOS and Android app stores, there have been a flood of copycat games released and promoted to fill the void. The funniest by far, in Pocket-lint's opinion, is Flappy Bert by the Sesame...

  • Sesame Street returns to UK TV, Virgin Media offers on demand access to unseen seasons
    Home Cinema

    Sesame Street returns to UK TV, Virgin Media offers on demand access to unseen seasons

    By 31 July 2013

    Virgin Media has brought Sesame Street back to the UK. Those without children might not know that the long-running American pre-school show stopped being aired in Britain in 2011. Spin-offs have appeared on The Disney Channel and Channel 5, but the main...

  • Sesame Street Bert and Ernie Augmented Reality toys takes play interactive
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    Sesame Street Bert and Ernie Augmented Reality toys takes play interactive

    By 16 January 2012

    Qualcomm has demoed a new augmented reality toy with Sesame Street that allows you to re-create Bert and Ernie's living room or bathroom despite the rooms not even existing. The new technology, demoed by the company at CES in Las Vegas, follows on from...

  • Sesame Street comes to TomTom, with Bert and Ernie voices
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    Sesame Street comes to TomTom, with Bert and Ernie voices

    By 10 November 2011

    Sesame Street characters Bert and Ernie are the latest custom voices TomTom has added to its in-car navigation systems. Developed in association with Sesame Workshop and Locutio Voice Technologies, the add-on is available for £7.95 as a downloadable...

  • Sesame Street YouTube channel taken over by porn
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    Sesame Street YouTube channel taken over by porn

    By 17 October 2011

    Sesame Street's YouTube video channel was hacked, midday on Sunday (16 October) with its entire contents replaced with hardcore pornography. In addition, the design of the holding page was altered too, with one of the children's show's iconic characters...

  • E3 Quick Play: Sesame Street Once Upon a Monster
    Gaming

    E3 Quick Play: Sesame Street Once Upon a Monster

    By 6 July 2011

    Sesame Street Once Upon a Monster sees the monsters of Sesame Street head to your computer. But is it as scary as it sounds, is it just another kids TV show cash it, or are you and your kids going to get some reward out of it somehow? We caught up with...

  • VIDEO: Elmo's Monster Maker iPhone app launches
    Phones

    VIDEO: Elmo's Monster Maker iPhone app launches

    By 5 February 2010

    "Elmo wants you to make a monster friend", says Sesame Street, which, as a parent means forking out $3.99 or £2.39, depending on what side of the pond you're on, and handing over your iPhone or iPod touch to the sticky fingers of your own little monster....

  • Google honours Sesame Street with doodle
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    Google honours Sesame Street with doodle

    By 5 November 2009

    Google has put up another "Doodle" on its homepage above the iconic search box, depicting both Cookie Monster and Big Bird - depending on where in the world you're located. Clicking the image links through to a search for Sesame Street, marking the 40th...

  • Elmo Live de-skinned
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    Elmo Live de-skinned

    By 17 October 2008

    In the name of science and discovery poor old Elmo Live has been de-furred to see what make him tick.

  • Firebox offers Elmo Live
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    Firebox offers Elmo Live

    By 14 October 2008

    Said to "elevate plush toys to completely new levels of realism", hype aside, Elmo Live is likely to be one of the must-haves this Christmas. "As if the world's favourite goggle-eyed Sesame Street character has come to life", state of the art technology...

  • Elmo makes death threats to 2-year-old
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    Elmo makes death threats to 2-year-old

    By 25 February 2008

    A Florida family is reporting that their son's Elmo Knows Your Name toy has turned nasty since its batteries were changed. Instead of singing cute songs and telling jokes to its 2-year-old owner, James, Elmo made death threats when the toy's belly was...