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BBC introduces children’s experience on iPlayer

Coincides with the closure of UK schools

The BBC has introduced a children’s experience on iPlayer, combining content from CBBC and CBeebies with other kid-friendly programming.

The new section is accessed by pressing a monster-shaped ‘Children’ button and features Trending, Drama, Funny and Cartoon categories, with content including Hey Duggee, The Boy in the Dress and Gangsta Granny – as well as easy access to the CBeebies and CBBC channels.

This move coincides with the closure of UK schools in a bid to limit the spread of coronavirus, offering parents whose children are at home indefinitely an all-in-one digital outlet for kids programming.

Alice Webb, director, BBC Children’s and Education, said: “Keeping children informed, educated and entertained at home during these unprecedented times is going to be even more important than ever.

“Whether it’s being a number detective with the Numberblocks, going on a global adventure with Go Jetters, or learning about the planet’s deadliest animals with Deadly 60 – this new experience gives children of all ages a place to go to do that.

“We can’t promise solving the sibling tiffs over what to watch – but we can make it even easier to bring families and kids an incredible choice of shows and films on iPlayer. Children and parents can be assured the BBC will be for them during these challenging times.”