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BBC launches first TV Everywhere service

BBC Worldwide has launched BBC Player, a branded TV Everywhere service in partnership with Singaporean pay TV giant StarHub. TV Everywhere services have proved popular with channels and operators in the US in particular, and allow authenticated pay TV subs to stream channels from their pay TV bundle. The branded BBC Player, which is now […]

Sky Kids App launches in Germany, Austria

Sky has launched its new Sky Kids App in Germany and Austria, offering content from its portfolio of children’s channels – including Boomerang, Cartoon Network, Disney Junior, and Disney XD. Sky Germany said that 2,000 episodes will be available at launch with programmes on the service including Maya the Bee (pictured), Vicky the Viking and […]

CBeebies, Zodiak execs launch kids prodco

Jon Hancock and David Hallam have created a new Manchester- based kids indie, Three Arrows Media. Former CBeebies producer Hancock and Zodiak Kids head of development Hallam have the new business up and running with a development deal with CBeebies, and project for Discovery Kids Asia. They also co-own a new format that is being […]

BBC, Fremantle team again for kids series

The kids division of UK pubcaster the BBC, and FremantleMedia Kids & Family are teaming to make another kids series, Bitz & Bob. The 44x11mins show will debut in 2017 on preschool channel CBeebies, and is described as a comedy adventure with a twist, relaying funny and whimsical stories underpinned by key educational principles. Specifically, […]

Televisa SVOD net takes Imira package

Televisa’s Latin American SVOD service, Blim, has bought eight children’s series from Spanish distributor Imira Entertainment. The deal hands the platform the Imira-produced Lucky Fred (pictured), Lola & Virginia, Sandra the Fairytale Detective, Aurora World’s Yoohoo & Friends, SpeedRacer Next Generation from Imira parent Toonz Entertainment, Zodiak Kids’ Martin Mystery, Xilam’s A Kind of Magic, […]

Mexican deal for CBeebies

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 Worldwide launches Asia SVOD service

BBC Worldwide is launching a multi-genre SVOD platform in Singapore this year, with plans to expand it further in the offing. BBC Player will offer subscribers of the StarHub TV platform access premium network BBC First and factual entertainment-focused BBC Brit, and select shows from BBC Earth, BBC Lifestyle, CBeebies and BBC World News. The […]

BBC says channels safe as Kids iPlayer launches

UK pubcaster the BBC has launched a kids-specific version of its iPlayer on-demand service, while pledging 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, this prompted questions about whether the Cbeebies and CBBC channels were […]

CBeebies to make MENA debut through beIN

BBC pre-school channel CBeebies is due to launch in the Middle East and North Africa 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 is […]

CBeebies learns that Dog Loves Books

UK children’s channel CBeebies is investing in an animated series based on books from author Louise Yates. CBeebies has been named as the primary broadcaster of Dog Loves Books, which comes from UK indie Komixx Media Group. The 52x7mins show, for 4-6s, follows a bookshop owner, Dog, and his best friend, Pug, who look for […]