UK
Cbeebies

Type of TV channel

TNT

Category

Jeunesse

Official website

www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies...

Creation date

2002

Description of Cbeebies

CBeebies is the brand used by the BBC for programming aimed at encouraging "learning through play in a consistently safe environment for children aged 6 or under", and providing "high quality, mostly UK-produced programmes".

The name is used to brand the free-to-air domestic British channel, and is used for international variants supported by advertising, subscription or both.

The channel was first launched on 11 February 2002.

The channel has won a number of awards. At the BAFTA Children's Awards, it won awards in 2002 and in every year between 2004 and 2009, including "Best Pre-school Live Action Series" in 2002, 2004, 2005 and 2008.

It has also won "Best Schools Programme – 0–6 years" awards (or equivalent) from the Royal Television Society from 2002 to 2005.

CBeebies is the most-watched children's channel in the UK. CBeebies HD officially launched on 10 December 2013.