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 […]

BBC swipes app upgrades

The BBC has updated its popular news app, introducing new elements including 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. The latest update, […]

BBCWW streams channels on TVB SVOD platform

BBC Worldwide has launched five channels on myTVSuper, the SVOD service operated by Hong Kong’s free-TV broadcaster TVB. BBC First, BBC Lifestyle, BBC Earth, CBeebies and BBC World News have all rolled out on the service. They can be live streamed, with a 14-day catch-up window for all shows on the nets. Premium drama service […]

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 […]

Disney and Nick buy Bing Bunny

Preschool toon series Bing Bunny has been acquired by several big name broadcasters and kids channels. Nickelodeon has bought the Acamar Films show for Nick Jr. in Australia and Disney has acquired it for Disney Junior in southeast Asia. In the UK the series plays on CBeebies, and BBC Worldwide has bought it for its […]