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BBC Worldwide nets 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 […]

BBC’s Webb: ‘fewer but bigger kids commissions’

The head of UK pubcaster the BBC’s kids department has said her division’s commissioning focus has switched to ordering fewer, but “bigger and better” shows. Alice Webb, controller of BBC Children’s, announced the strategy in the opening keynote session at the Children’s Media Conference in Sheffield last night. “With so much competition out there, we […]

BBC’s Go Jetters flies into China

Chinese state broadcaster CCTV has acquired BBC kids series Go Jetters. The series will also launch on several streaming services in the country. The deal means the preschool series, which airs on the CBeebies net in the UK, will reach 1.1 billion Chinese viewers on CCTV. It will go out on the Chinese broadcaster’s CCTV-14 […]

Teletubbies returning to Germany

KiKa has acquired the new Teletubbies, marking the return of the iconic preschool series in the German market. KiKa, the kids net run by German pubcasters ARD and ZDF, aired the original version of the show in 1999 and has now acquired season one of the reboot. DHX and UK prodco Darrall Macqueen produce the […]

British preschool toon Boj heads to iQiyi

Chinese on-demand platform iQiyi has bought another British preschool toon. The SVOD service has bought the English- and Mandarin-language streaming rights to Cbeebies’ Boj, which UK indie Pesky Productions produces and sells internationally. Baidu-owned iQiyi has been hovering up CBeebies toons, recently scoring a deal to run a branded-block comprising more than 300 hours of […]

Latest territory launch for CBeebies

BBC children’s channel, CBeebies, today debuts on 15 cable operators in Taiwan. The dual-language, localised channel will reach more than 3.8 million households in cities such as Taipei, Taichung, Kaohsiung, Tainan and Chiayi. BBC Worldwide, the BBC’s commercial arm, has been rolling out in regions such as East Africa, and the Middle East and North […]

iQiyi bags 300 hours of CBeebies shows

Chinese on-demand player iQiyi is acquiring nearly 300 hours of preschool programming from UK-based kids channel CBeebies. iQiyi today unveiled a Memorandum of Understanding that its chief content officer, Wang Xiaohui, and BBC Worldwide executive VP of Asia David Weiland have signed. As of June, CBeebies programming will be made available to iQiyi’s 20 million […]

CBeebies boards new Andrew Davenport show

UK children’s channel CBeebies has commissioned the debut series from the partnership of Andrew Davenport’s new prodco and Bento Box Entertainment’s kids division. The 50x22mins Moon and Me comes from In the Night Garden creator Davenport’s Foundling Bird and Bento Box’s Sutikki, which former Nelvana execs Irene Weibel and Andrew Kerr set up last year. […]

Netflix checks into BBC’s Furchester Hotel

Netflix has acquired Sesame Workshop and CBeebies kids series The Furchester Hotel. The puppetry-based preschool series rolls out on the streaming service today on Netflix. The series follows goings on at a hotel run by a cast of cheerful monsters. Sesame Street favourites Elmo and Cookie Monster both appear in the show, which launched on […]

BBCWW strikes 600-hour Amazon India deal

BBC Worldwide has shopped a huge package of BBC content to Amazon for its recently-launched Prime streaming service in India. The programming is in the popular factual and preschool kids categories. Several kids shows will be heading into the Indian market for the first time under the terms of the deal, including CBeebies’ Clangers, Dinopaws […]