HBO Max Slashes Nearly 200 Sesame Street Episodes

Not even Sesame Street is safe from the ongoing HBO Max content purge, as the streaming service has removed around 200 older episodes of the classic children’s show.

Reported by Variety, there are currently 456 episodes of Sesame Street available to stream on HBO Max, with only a sliver of those episodes coming from classic seasons. The bulk of the available content comes from the full lineups of Seasons 39-52, which aired between 2008 and 2022.

Sesame Street began in 1969, and as of now, only 29 episodes between 1969 and 2007 are available, coming from Seasons 1, 5, and 7. Prior to this change, around 650 episodes were available to stream.

Sesame Street is far from the only casualty in the Warner Bros. Discovery merger, as the last few weeks have been filled with cancelations and HBO Max removals. The news that turned the most heads was the cancellation of the nearly-completed Batgirl movie.

Just yesterday, we learned HBO Max is removing 36 titles from streaming, including 20 HBO Max originals. The impacted series and movies include Aquaman: King of Atlantis, Infinity Train, and many others. Not all of the titles have been removed quite yet, so if you want to watch any of them, you’ve got to get on it as soon as possible.

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HBO Max is apparently losing content to reduce the company’s residual payments. This is just one step in a handful of budget-cutting moves that also resulted in layoffs at HBO.

For more, you can check out what HBO Max removing content means for you.

Logan Plant is a freelance writer for IGN. You can find him on Twitter @LoganJPlant.

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