brand used by the BBC; children's TV channel

CBeebies is a British free children's television channel. It is aimed at children under six. It started on 11 February 2002 and is owned by the BBC. The channel broadcast from 6:00 am to 7:00 pm. It shares time with BBC Four, which is on between 7:00 pm and 4:00 am.[1] The sister channel is CBBC for older children.

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Logo used since 2023
CountryUnited Kingdom
Broadcast areaUnited Kingdom and other services worldwide
SloganEveryone's welcome
HeadquartersCBeebies House, MediaCityUK, Salford, England, UK
Picture format1080i HDTV
(downscaled to 16:9 576i for the SDTV feed)
BBC Studios (international network)
Sister channelsBBC One
BBC Three
BBC Four
BBC News
BBC Parliament
Launched11 February 2002; 21 years ago (2002-02-11)
ReplacedCBBC on Choice (demerged with CBBC - originally children's strand on BBC Choice)
Closed13 April 2017; 5 years ago (2017-04-13) (Latin America)
31 December 2018; 4 years ago (2018-12-31) (Canada)
31 October 2020; 2 years ago (2020-10-31) (United States)
Freeview (UK)Channel 202 (SD)
Channel 205 (HD)
Streaming media
BBC iPlayerWatch live (UK only)

Get Set GoEdit

Get Set Go is the first block of the day. It starts at 6:00 am and ends at 9:00 am. It is presented by Andy Day. Sidney Sloane used to co-present with Day on weekends, until he left in 2013.


Discover & DoEdit

Get Set Go is followed by Discover & Do. It is broadcast from 9:00 am until 3:15 pm. The same three-hour loop of programmes are shown between 9:00 am – 12:00 pm and 12:00 pm – 3:15 pm.


Big Fun TimeEdit

Discover & Do is followed by Big Fun Time. It begins at 3:15 pm and finishes at 6:00 pm. Recently changed in 2019 to start at 5:45 pm with Moon & Me.


Bedtime HourEdit

Bedtime Hour is broadcast from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm. In, 2019, it started earlier at 5:45 pm. It includes calm-natured programmes such as: In the Night Garden..., The Adventures of Abney and Teal, Clangers, Charlie & Lola and Moon & Me in order to enable children to wind down for the day.

This section of CBeebies starts with the song called "Goodbye Sun, Hello Moon". At the end of the section, a lullaby called "The Time Has Come to Say Goodnight", written by Chris Jarvis and originally performed by him, along with Pui Fan Lee is played. After the song, the station closes down for the night.



In the UK, currently presenting CBeebies are:

Previous PresentersEdit

The following people used to present CBeebies:


  • Children's Channel of the Year awarded at the 2007 BAFTA Children's Awards (25 November 2007)[3]
  • Best Music Original Score John Greswell & David Schweitzer for Charlie and Lola at the Royal Television Society Awards (29 November 2007)[4]
  • Best Pre-school Animation Series awarded to Charlie & Lola at the 2007 BAFTA Children's Awards[3]
  • Best Writer awarded to Anna Starkey for Charlie & Lola at the 2007 BAFTA Children's Awards[3]
  • Best Children's Live-Action Series awarded to In the Night Garden at the 2007 BAFTA Children's Awards[3]
  • Best Children's Programme awarded to Nina & the Neurons at the BAFTA Scotland Awards 2007[5]
  • Best Children's Programme awarded for Charlie & Lola at the Broadcast Awards 2007[6]
  • Best TV Series for Children and Adults awarded to Charlie & Lola at the Bradford Animation Festival 2006 [7]
  • CBeebies was Highly Commended in the Best Children's Channel category at the Broadcast Digital Channel Awards 2006[8]
  • Best Pre-school Live Action Series awarded to CBeebies AutumnWatch at the BAFTA Children's Awards 2006[9]
  • Best Pre-school Live Action Series awarded to Boogie Beebies at the BAFTA Children's Awards 2005[10]

Related pagesEdit


  1. "CBeebies | Freeview". www.freeview.co.uk. Retrieved 2017-03-02.
  2. Conlan, Tara (2017-03-20). "CBeebies' Cerrie Burnell: 'I want to push diversity in other directions'". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2017-10-06.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 "Fears over children's TV cast shadow on Baftas". Retrieved 2007-11-26.
  4. "RTS Awards". Archived from the original on 2010-11-15. Retrieved 2007-11-26.
  5. "The Lloyds TSB BAFTA Scotland Awards 2007". Archived from the original on 2017-06-13. Retrieved 2021-12-28.
  6. "Broadcast Awards 2007 : North West Vision". Retrieved 2007-04-15.
  7. "National Media Museum - Welcome". Archived from the original on 2006-11-29. Retrieved 2007-04-15.
  8. "Broadcast Digital Channel Awards 2006". Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2007-07-16.
  9. "latest winners and nominees". Retrieved 2007-04-15.
  10. "2005 winners and nominees". Retrieved 2008-02-03.

Other websitesEdit