Epic! and Sesame Workshop Team up to Bring Sesame Street Books and Short Videos to Epic! Subscribers

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. & NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#bigbird–Epic!, a premium content and learning platform for kids 12 and under,
has partnered with Sesame Workshop to bring Sesame Street content
to its subscribers for the first time. Beginning immediately, a
collection of Sesame Street audio-enabled “read-to-me” books and
a wide range of learning-based short-form content will join the high
quality library of e-books and educational videos already available to
Epic! subscribers. The new Sesame Street material is included in
Epic’s regular $4.99 monthly subscription price.


The 12 e-books and 33 short videos being added to Epic! represent a
broad sampling of Sesame Street through the years. Epic!
subscribers will have access to favorite books, such as “The ABCs of
Cookies,” “Elmo Visits the Dentist” and “Monsters in the Bathroom,” as
well as videos including “Super Grover 2.0,” “People in Your
Neighborhood” and “Elmo’s Got the Moves.”

“We’re thrilled to add this treasure trove of wonderful Sesame Street
books, songs and videos to our award–winning library for children,” said
Kevin Donahue, Co-Founder of Epic! “Developing a love of reading and
learning in children while keeping it fun and engaging has always been
our focus. And now we have Elmo, Grover and the rest of Sesame Street
to help us do it!”

For more than four decades, Sesame
Street
has helped children around the world grow smarter,
stronger and kinder by providing preschoolers with the gold standard in
quality educational programming.

“Sesame Workshop’s recipe for success lies in combining our
research-driven curriculum with the sophisticated use of media and the
latest technology,” said Jennifer A. Perry, Vice President & Publisher,
North America Media Products, Sesame Workshop. “We’re excited to make
Sesame Street content available to an audience as passionate about
education and reading books as Epic! subscribers are.”

Epic!
offers more than 15,000 books and 1,500 videos from leading publishers.
It is available on Android, iOS, Apple TV and any Web browser. A single
subscription provides personalized and unlimited access to Epic’s entire
library for a parent and up to four children.

About Sesame Workshop

Sesame Workshop is the nonprofit media and educational organization
behind Sesame Street, the pioneering television show that has
been reaching and teaching children since 1969. Today, Sesame Workshop
is an innovative force for change, with a mission to help kids
everywhere grow smarter, stronger, and kinder. We’re active in more than
150 countries, serving vulnerable children through a wide range of
media, formal education, and philanthropically-funded social impact
programs, each grounded in rigorous research and tailored to the needs
and cultures of the communities we serve. For more information, please
visit sesameworkshop.org.

About Epic!

Founded in 2014 and based in Redwood City, CA, Epic! is a premium
content and learning platform for kids 12 and under and 2016 recipient
of the American Association of School Librarians’ Best App for Teaching
and Learning and Best Website for Teaching and Learning. Epic! offers
more than 15,000 e-books from leading publishers such as HarperCollins,
Macmillan, Candlewick and National Geographic, and more than 1,500
educational videos from providers including Smithsonian Enterprises,
Encyclopedia Britannica, the Columbus Zoo and many others. Every piece
of content on Epic’s platform is selected by a team of children’s
content experts, and the company’s personal recommendation algorithms
help kids discover new books and topics they will love. Epic! was
founded by Suren Markosian, founder of several successful technology
startups, and Kevin Donahue, former YouTube, Google and Disney
executive, with the support of top tier investors and veterans of the
children’s publishing industry. To learn more about Epic!, visit http://www.getepic.com,
or follow Epic! on Facebook and Twitter.

Contacts

Public Relations for Epic!
Margie Cader, 416-519-8340
margie@mcaderpr.com
or
Sesame
Workshop
Jennifer Sereni, 212-875-6548
Manager Strategic
Communications
jennifer.sereni@sesame.org