Press Releases — BBC Studios - Americas

July 1, 2019

BBC Studios to Bring Cbeebies’ Award-Winning Kids Programming to Xfinity on Demand

CBeebies On Demand Content Will be Available to Sample For Free July 8 – 14

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BBC Studios today announced that its award-winning CBeebies channel will soon make a collection of its acclaimed kids programming, including hit titles such as Hey Duggee, Sarah & Duck and Yakka Dee, available for Comcast’s Xfinity TV customers to enjoy through Xfinity On Demand. CBeebies recently launched its live channel as part of the Xfinity TV Latino package, and today’s announcement gives these customers more flexibility to enjoy the programming on their terms. The On Demand programming will launch on July 8, 2019 to coincide with the start of Xfinity Kids Week, a week-long event where a selection of kids programming, including many Spanish-language choices, from popular networks will be made available to all Xfinity TV customers for free.

Featuring high-quality shows 100% in Spanish, as well as original short-form content produced in-region to reflect the bicultural experience of Hispanic children growing up in the United States, CBeebies provides a trusted and safe environment for parents and kids to enjoy an enriching and educational co-viewing experience. With friendly characters and interactive live action, animation and mixed media content, pre-schoolers ages six and under are inspired to learn about language, math, natural history, geography, and science while developing social skills and values such as teamwork, creativity, and problem solving.

James Wildbore, BBC Studios’ SVP & General Manager for Latin America and U.S. Hispanic commented: “Comcast is an excellent partner to help bring our most acclaimed children’s content to more U.S. Hispanic audiences. The award-winning CBeebies channel and its programs encourage the positive development of children in a secure environment. This partnership will enable us to expand this proposition and reach more families in the United States.”

During Kids Week, all Xfinity TV customers will be able to access and sample the below award-winning CBeebies titles. X1 customers can quickly find the programming by saying “CBeebies On Demand” into their voice remote, or by searching for the show by name.

Hey Duggee: BAFTA award-winning animated series where Duggee, a big lovable dog, runs a club for pre-schoolers that inspires children to have fun and be energetic, while discovering new things about the world around them. This series promotes teamwork and curiosity for exploration.

Sarah & Duck: BAFTA award-winning pre-school series that follows the curious adventures of seven-year-old Sarah and her loud, quacky friend Duck, as they explore the world in unexpected ways. This animated series highlights the importance of friendship and empathy.

Kit & Pup: Popular mixed media series that explores opposite concepts and the physical properties of different materials, awakening a love for Science and natural curiosity.

Yakka Dee: Celebrated mixed media series featuring animated character Dee that encourages children to communicate. Each episode takes the viewer on a visual adventure exploring the iteration of a word in everyday life.

 

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For more information, please contact:

Laura Paez

Laura.Paez@bbc.com

+1 305 510 6735

 

Christine Black

Christine.Black@bbc.com

+1 212 705 9435

 

NOTES TO EDITORS

About CBeebies

CBeebies is a pre-school brand designed to encourage learning through play in a consistently safe environment. The international CBeebies channel is wholly-owned by BBC Studios and features high-quality programs curated by experts to educate and entertain children ages six years and under. With its bright colors, friendly and familiar characters and interactive content, CBeebies inspires children to learn about language, math, science and more, while developing social skills and values such as teamwork and creativity.

Be part of the CBeebies Español community

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About BBC Studios – Americas

BBC Studios, a global content company with British creativity at its heart, is a commercial subsidiary of the BBC. Formed in April 2018 by the merger of BBC Worldwide and BBC Studios, it spans content financing, development, production, sales, branded services, and ancillaries. BBC Studios’ award-winning British programs are internationally recognized across a broad range of genres and specialties. It has offices in 22 markets globally, including six production bases in the UK, and a further seven wholly-owned and production partnerships internationally. The company, which makes over 2,500 hours of content a year, is a champion for British creativity around the world and a committed partner for the UK’s independent sector.

 

In the Americas, BBC Studios’ production unit in Los Angeles is responsible for ratings juggernaut Dancing with the Stars, critically-acclaimed The Night Of, and award-winning Life below Zero, while local productions Dancing Brasil and Bake Off Brasil are breakout hits made in Brazil. The company manages joint venture relationships with AMC Networks for flagship channel BBC AMERICA (U.S.) – home of global brands Planet Earth II, Blue Planet II, Doctor Who, and Top Gear – and with ITV for SVoD service BritBox (U.S./Canada), as well as strategic partnerships in Canada with Blue Ant Media for BBC Earth Channel, Corus for BBC Canada, and Knowledge Network for BBC Kids.

 

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