New “Sesame Street” Show To Teach Kids About Coding
The big news coming out of Apple today is the announcement of their new streaming video platform to compete with Netflix and Hulu, named Apple TV+. But for us, the real news is the announcement of one of the first programs to join their service – a brand new Sesame Street show all about technology!
Apple CEO Tim Cook announced Apple TV+ and revealed it will be an ad-free subscription service, with everything available for online and offline viewing, in over 100 countries. Among the shows announced is the return of “Amazing Stores” with Steven Speilberg at the helm, an adaptation of Isaac Asimov’s classic “Foundation” books and “The Morning Show,” a drama set in the morning TV industry starring Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon.
For us, the most curious program to be announced was the contribution from “Sesame Street”, which is a new show all about… coding! Yes, pre-schoolers will now learn their ABCs, numbers, HTML, and CSS.
Big Bird was on hand to introduce the new show and its star, a muppet named Cody. “By teaching preschoolers about coding, we’re giving them the opportunity to change the world!” the enthusiastic muppet explained, who also said the show will also include “cool music” and “funky dance moves.” Because if you’re gonna code, you better have sweet dancing skills.
“You’re helping kids grow up to be smarter, stronger, and kinder,” Big Bird added.
No trailer or footage of this new series was shown, but we do know Apple’s parternship with Sesame Street is not just limited to live action, but also includes animated shows as a potential thing.
Apple TV+ arrives this fall, but no pricing info has been announced yet.