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 […]

BBC to launch dedicated Children’s iPlayer next year

The BBC plans to launch a dedicated children’s version of the iPlayer next year and has also unveiled further details of its proposed iPlay kids digital service. Speaking in Salford on Friday, director of BBC Children’s, Alice Webb, said that the new children’s iPlayer service will be a standalone app that provides a “safe environment” […]

BBC plays down immediate BBC Four closure threat

The BBC’s director of strategy has said the corporation does not have plans to close BBC Four, despite the arts network being touted as one of a number of services that could be cut to save money. Speaking on BBC Radio4’s World at One show yesterday, James Purnell said “we’re not ruling anything in or […]

BBC Worldwide launches pre-school app

BBC Wordwide has teamed up with Scary Beasties to launch an app targeted at pre-school children featuring Cbeebies characters Sarah & Duck. The app enables kids to play games and engage in a range of activities related to the programme. Available to download from the App Store, Google Play and Amazon for £2.99, €4.99 or […]

CBeebies app goes live on Windows Phone 8

BBC pre-school network Cbeebies has rolled out its recently released CBeebies Playtime mobile app to Windows Phone 8 devices. The BBC first launched the app for Android, iOS and Kindle Fire devices in August. It allows young kids to play along with characters from shows including Alphablocks, Octonauts, Tree Fu Tom and Something Special’s Mr Tumble. “Children’s media consumption […]

BBC launches Cbeebies Playtime app

The BBC has launched a Cbeebies Playtime mobile app for kids, available on the Android, iOS and Kindle Fire platforms in the UK. The app allows young kids to play along with characters from shows including Alphablocks, Octonauts, Tree Fu Tom and Something Special’s Mr Tumble. Parents have the option to record dedicated messages for […]

CBeebies and CBBC head to Global iPlayer

The BBC is adding two new sections to the Global iPlayer service in Europe, featuring content from the CBBC and CBeebies channels. The Family section will target older children with programming from CBBC, including Newsround, Deadly 60 and Rentaghost. Younger children will be targeted with the CBeebies section, which will bring hit shows Justin’s House […]