CBeebies


Benbow exiting in BBC Children’s shake-up

Kay Benbow is the leaving the children’s division of UK pubcaster the BBC as part of a major shake-up that makes Cheryl Taylor its content chief. The key change sees CBeebies chief Benbow leaving the Corporation at the end of the year, with current CBBC chief Cheryl Taylor becoming head of content. CBBC production chief […]

BBC Worldwide channels launch on Polish OTT service

Cyfrowy Polsat-owned OTT TV service Ipla has added three BBC Worldwide channels to its programming line-up. Ipla is adding BBC Brit, the ‘best of British’ channel featuring a mix of factual entertainment programming, including Top Gear, to its Ipla Rozrywka and Ipla Wiedza News Rozrywka packages. The OTT TV service is also offering natural history […]

Kids SVOD service Azoomee secures BBC deal

Kids SVOD service Azoomee has snagged a raft of BBC kids shows. The on-demand service has licensed a package of CBeebies titles from BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the UK public broadcaster. The content has been licensed for twelve months and already launched on the Azoomee app. Its founders noted Charlie and Lola is […]

BBC calls for iPlayer prominence on TV platforms

The BBC has called for on-demand players like its iPlayer service to be guaranteed prominence on all major TV platforms. In a article for the Telegraph ahead of a House of Lords debate on the issue this week, the BBC’s director, radio and education, James Purnell, said it is important that content from the BBC […]

BBC Worldwide takes Cbeebies to Taiwan

BBC Worldwide, the UK public broadcaster’s commercial arm, is launching kids channel Cbeebies in Taiwan on March 13. The channel, which will be available in a dual-language, localised version, will be available across 15 cable operators in Taiwan, reaching over 3.8 million households. The launch will bring a mix of content dubbed in Mandarin to […]

BBC launches vertical news videos

The BBC has updated its popular news app, introducing new elements including vertical videos and allowing users to swipe through the day’s new stories. The UK pubcaster said that 60% of BBC News’ digital traffic comes from mobile, with 7am and 10pm the peak viewing times. The app has 7.6 million unique users each month. […]

Africa launch for CBeebies

The BBC’s preschool channel CBeebies is launching in East Africa on the Zuku pay TV platform. The UK pubcaster’s commercial arm, BBC Worldwide, handles the channel’s distribution internationally as part of its portfolio of channels. It has inked a deal with Zuku TV and the preschool channel is now available on the pay TV platform […]

Cbeebies app launches with Mexico’s Totalplay

BBC Worldwide, the UK public broadcaster’s commercial arm, has secured a deal for its Cbeebies app pre-school kids service with Mexican telecom and pay TV operator Totalplay. The deal will make Spanish-language content specifically for preschoolers, including Zingzillas, Nina y las Neuronas, Charlie y Lola, Sarah y Pato and Baby Jake, available to Totalplay subscribers. The Spanish-language Cbeebies app is […]

BBC says channels safe as Kids iPlayer launches

The BBC has launched a kids-specific version of its iPlayer on-demand service and pledged to keep its linear channels in place. The BBC iPlayer Kids app was launched today and after the transition of BBC Three from a linear to online service, prompted questions about whether the Cbeebies and CBBC channels were on the same […]

CBeebies to make Middle East and North Africa debut

BBC pre-school channel CBeebies is due to launch in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region for the first time as a full channel service in April. The children’s network will be available exclusively with an English audio feed to subscribers of satellite TV service beIN on channel 134, broadcasting 24-hours a day. “CBeebies […]