SOURCE: KOCH Records

October 30, 2007 12:16 ET

KOCH Signs New Audio Deal With Legendary Children's Property Sesame Street

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - October 30, 2007) - KOCH Records is thrilled to announce a new licensing deal with Sesame Workshop, the non profit educational organization, for its "Sesame Street" audio titles in the U.S. and Canada.

Under this long-term deal, KOCH Records will be releasing audio titles from "Sesame Street's" celebrated catalog along with new CD titles. With perennial classics like "Rubber Duckie," "The People In Your Neighborhood," "Bein' Green," and new favorites like "Elmo's Song," no other children's audio catalog has meant more to so many generations.

KOCH Records President Bob Frank states, "We are honored that the 'Sesame Street' team has chosen KOCH Records to be its partner. This deal solidifies our position as the #1 Independent in children's music."

"What struck us most is KOCH's passion for the 'Sesame Street' brand and the Workshop overall," added Scott Chambers, Vice President of Publishing, Home Video and Audio for Sesame Workshop. He continued, "KOCH has shown an innovative and creative approach to marketing their children's releases and we're thrilled to have such a partner on board for the re-launch of our 'Sesame Street' audio titles."

Now in its 38th season, "Sesame Street," is the longest running pre-school children's show. Produced by Sesame Workshop, the series' music has won critical acclaim since the show began. Ernie's "Rubber Duckie" song made #16 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1970, and "Sesame Street" has won 11 Grammy Awards, most recently for 2001 release "Elmo and the Orchestra." "Sesame Street" has won a total of 117 Emmys, more than any other program in the history of the Emmy competition, including the Emmy for Outstanding Pre-School Series. "Sesame Street" has won this category for 13 years in a row, winning it every year since the category was created.

About Sesame Workshop

Sesame Workshop is the nonprofit educational organization that changed television forever with the legendary "Sesame Street." As the single largest informal educator of young children, local "Sesame Street" programs produced in countries as diverse as South Africa, Bangladesh and India are making a difference in over 120 nations. Using proprietary research to create engaging and enriching content, Sesame Workshop produces programs such as "Dragon Tales" and "Pinky Dinky Doo." In addition, multimedia needs-driven initiatives provide families tools for addressing such issues as children's health, military deployment and emergency preparedness. As a nonprofit, product proceeds and philanthropic donations support Sesame Workshop's educational research and creative content for children around the world. Learn more at www.sesameworkshop.org.

About KOCH Entertainment

KOCH Entertainment, founded in 1987 and now in its twentieth year, is the leading and fastest-growing independent music company in the U.S. KOCH's operations encompass record and video labels as well as distribution companies in the U.S. and Canada. KOCH Entertainment is the market leader among independent labels and distributors in both the U.S. and Canada and its record label KOCH Records had the largest number of Billboard charting albums among independents for six years in a row (2001 - 2006). KOCH Entertainment is a subsidiary of Entertainment One Ltd. which is listed on the London Stock Exchange's AIM market (ticker symbol "ETO").

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