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The Co-productions

Sesame Workshop currently helps produce more than 20 co-productions of Sesame Street around the globe, each tailored to the cultural, social and political demands of their country’s viewers. Teaming up with local directors and writers, Sesame Workshop producers work internationally to bring the venerable television show to children around the world—in their own languages.

THE WORLD ACCORDING TO SESAME STREET profiled three of these co-productions. Find out more about each of them below.

Green Sesame Street sign with yellow trim and white lettering reading “Sisimpur” in Bangla Bangladesh
Sisimpur, the Bangladeshi co-production of Sesame Street, helped fill a much-needed gap for the country’s children—only one television station airs in Bangladesh, and pre-school education is often lacking. But creating a co-production is not without its challenges: the producers battle governmental red tape, local politics and even a national strike.
Learn more about Sisimpur and take a tour of its set >>

Green Sesame Street sign with yellow trim and white lettering reading “Rruga Sesam.”

Green Sesame Street sign with yellow trim and white lettering reading “Ulica Sezam”
Kosovo
The airing of Rruga Sesa and Ulica Sezam, Sesame Workshop’s Kosovo co-productions, is something of a miracle in itself. Less than a decade ago, this region was torn apart by ethnic violence. Now, creating a television program that is not only produced by both Serbs and Albanians, but also teaches a new generation of children about their fellow Kosovars, is not just educational—it’s crucial.
Learn more about Rruga Sesa and Ulica Sezam >>

Green Sesame Street sign with yellow trim and white lettering reading “Takalani Sesame” South Africa
In South Africa, the Takalani Sesame co-production arrives with fanfare as well as controversy. The introduction of Kami, an HIV-positive Muppet, triggers debates around the globe. But in a country with one of the fastest growing HIV epidemics in the world, Kami, and Takalani Sesame, could be a lifesaver.
Learn more about Takalani Sesame >>

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