First episodes set for November release.
Ventura Distribution has teamed with Sesame Workshop to release the Spanish-language version of "Sesame Street" -- "Plaza Sésamo" -- on DVD starting this fall. This is the first DVD release in the United States for a Spanish-language children's TV show, according to Ventura. The series of ten "Plaza Sésamo" titles will be released under Ventura's Studio Latino label.
The first releases will debut this November, and include "Vamos a Cantar!" ("Let's Sing!") and "Me Gusta Ser Yo" ("I Like Being Me"). Other titles are due in 2006.
The Spanish-language series, which debuted in 1972, is the longest-running children's TV program in Mexico. The show has also been airing in the U.S. for more than 10 years.
The multi-year deal is part of Ventura's efforts to reach the growing Latino market in the U.S.
Eric Doctorow, COO of Ventura, said in a statement that "the audience for Spanish-language home entertainment in the U.S. is currently underserved and growing rapidly."