Sesame Street close to one billion YouTube views, plans to celebrate

By Ezekiel Hernandez,
Sesame Street will celebrate it's one-billionth viewer with a new "top-secret" video.

Sesame Street, the long time children’s educational program on PBS is nearing one billion viewers on YouTube, and the producers are fully aware, according to reports.

To celebrate, Sesame Workshop, the group in charge of the show’s YouTube distribution, is holding back what they call a “top-secret video” that will be released upon the one-billionth view.

Social News Daily reports that as of this week, views of Sesame Street on YouTube now total at 980,907,005 and are steadily inching toward one billion.

According to the Associated Press, this will be the first time a non-profit organization will reach any such milestone on YouTube-- or anywhere else on the Internet for that matter.

Caitlin Hendrickson, the head of YouTube’s education divison, “YouTube EDU,” said in an interview with the AP that her division is one of the fastest growing for the website, due in part to big-name shows like Sesame Street.

Sesame Street first hit the airwaves on PBS in 1970 and launched on YouTube in 2006.



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