–The New Frontier of Jewish and Israeli Digital Programming in the U.S. To Debut With Shalom Sesame Available Now Across Multi-Platforms


SISU Home Entertainment, Inc. and Kol Ami Inc., the leading suppliers of Jewish and Israeli programming to the U.S. market, announce the launch of the  SISU/Kol-Ami digital shop ( with the digital availability now of the 12-part award-winning Shalom Sesame series.


The SISU/Kol-Ami digital shop operates under the Platform Purple delivery system.  This is a unique hybrid, allowing both secure download and streaming access to purchased content on a range of devices, from smart TVs and tablets to laptops and smartphones (Apple and Android).


“We were looking for quite a while for a single delivery system that can handle all formats and is well adapted to the rapid changes in digital delivery methods,” said Haim Scheininger, president of Sisu Home Entertainment.  “While Shalom Sesame was available digitally at first only at the iTunes store, we sought a system that can deliver to all types of devices with superb quality and ease of operation. We found it with Platform Purple.”


Each episode of the award-winning Shalom Sesame 12 part series is available for download at $9.95. An exclusive offer to the sisudigital store is the complete 12-part series for $99.95 (a savings of $19.45). Shalom Sesame download episodes are “Welcome to Israel,” “Grover Learns Hebrew,” “The Sticky Shofar,” “Monsters in the Sukkah,” “Chanukah: The Missing Menorah,” “Grover Plants a Tree,” “Be Happy, It’s Purim!,” “Shabbat Shalom, Grover!” “It’s Passover, Grover!” “Countdown to Shavuot,” “Mitzvah on the Street,” and “Adventures in Israel.”


SISU/Kol-Ami will launch more titles in the digital shop towards the end of 2014 and into early 2015 including documentaries, feature films and more children’s programs, as well as programs on Jewish life and entertainment, social issues, the Bible and the Holocaust.


Shalom Sesame At A Glance:

Shalom Sesame has made an impact in the home entertainment world with hundreds of thousands of DVDs sold, and through the showing of Chanukah: The Missing Menorah and It’s Passover, Grover! on over 250 PBS stations across the country.  With half a million visitors on its web site and tens of thousands of friends on Facebook, it is without a doubt the most popular brand name in Jewish video programming.


About Platform Purple, Inc.

Purple is a turnkey premium video distribution platform open to all publishers, affiliates, and consumers. The platform includes components for publishing, marketing, social product discovery, shopping, syndication, end user delivery and playback of premium video-based products across multiple devices. Purple has made over 1.4 million product deliveries from its growing library of over 11,000 titles for some of the world’s top brands in education, health & fitness, instructional & training, and kids’ video verticals. Purple is designed to eventually replace the current physical infrastructure of DVD & Blue Ray replicators, players and discs.


About SISU Home Entertainment, Inc.

SISU Home Entertainment, Inc. was established in 1988 as a marketer and distributor of Israeli and Jewish video, audio, book and multimedia properties. They released the original Shalom Sesame as a home video series in 1994, which sold over half a million copies. The company’s goal has always been to make its products easily available to the Jewish market, whether directly from SISU/Kol-Ami or through various Judaica shops, major retail stores and websites.  SISU’s extensive selection of videos includes the best children’s programs available for the Jewish and Israeli consumer. It also includes documentaries and feature films, as well as programs on Jewish life and entertainment, social issues, the Bible and the Holocaust. SISU’s music selection includes everything from legendary Israeli performers to up-and-coming Jewish artists from Israel and the U.S. SISU caters to both secular and religious music consumers.   SISU is a major supplier of Jewish/Israeli programming to major national distributors, retailers, catalogues and other venues in the U.S.


 About Kol-Ami, Inc.

Kol-Ami, Inc. was established in 1993 to continue the operation of the oldest Jewish mail order operation, NEFESH AMI. Kol-Ami is an affiliate of SISU Home Entertainment. Kol-Ami sells directly to individuals as well as to schools, libraries, synagogues and gift shops. Its catalogue includes SISU products as well as merchandise offered exclusively by Kol-Ami from around the world.


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