Sesame Street, the public television children’s television program that’s been continuously on the air since 1969, will be digitally preserved through an asset management initiative undertaken by the Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization that produces the show.
Nexsan Technologies and Hitachi Global Storage Technologies will provide Sesame Workshop with a data storage technology as part of the organization’s asset and archive initiative, digitally storing 35 years of media content and making it available online for use in future productions.
There have been more than 4000 episodes of Sesame Street since it debuted Nov. 10, 1969. All of these past and future episodes, including programming from other Sesame Workshop shows, will be stored on a Nexsan ATABeast disk vault featuring Hitachi Deskstar hard drives. The overall data storage capacity for the enterprise-class RAID array will total 10.5TB.