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November 14, 2019

Celebrate Sesame Street’s 50th Anniversary with HBO® and Xfinity TV

Sesame Street on Xfinity X1

In honor of the first episode of Sesame Street’s 50th season on Saturday, November 16 on HBO, Xfinity X1 is launching a new interactive polling feature on the TV enabling fans of all ages to celebrate their favorite character. Families and fans with X1 can participate in the poll by saying “Sesame Street Friends” into their Xfinity Voice Remote and choosing from Elmo, Cookie Monster, Big Bird, Grover, Bert and Ernie, Oscar the Grouch, Abby Cadabby, Count Von Count, Rosita, Julia, Snuffy or Zoe. Once they make their selection, they can watch a free episode featuring the character.

What’s more, X1 has a destination dedicated to the beloved show, where fans can:

  • Choose from hundreds of episodes available from HBO, Prime Video and PBS all together in one place
  • Catch the star-studded Sesame Street 50th Anniversary Celebration hosted by Joseph Gordon Levitt that offers a sweeping look at fifty years on the Street on demand
  • Quickly access the most buzz-worthy moments and appearances from the current and previous seasons- “Game of Chairs” anyone?

The X1 collection can be found by saying “Sesame Street” into the Xfinity Voice Remote.

In addition to the polling and the destination, Xfinity X1 customers can partake in the upcoming 50th season fun— which includes celebrity guests Chrissy Teigen; musicians Charlie Puth, Dave Grohl, and Maren Morris; ballet dancer Misty Copeland; comedian Michael Che; and Olympic athlete Chloe Kim— by tuning in to HBO on Saturdays at 9 a.m. ET at home or on the go with Xfinity Stream. Customers can also set a series recording by saying “Record Sesame Street” to enjoy the episodes anytime or download them for offline viewing on the device of their choice.

Sesame St. Polling on X1
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