brand used by the BBC; children's TV channel

CBeebies is a television channel for children who are 7 years old or younger. It was launched on 11 February 2002 and is owned by the BBC. The channel broadcast from 06:00 to 19:00, Timesharing with BBC Four. CBeebies was the only channel scheduled to begin at 06:00 and to end at 19:00. [2] The sister channel is CBBC for older children.

Launched11 February 2002; 18 years ago (2002-02-11)
Owned byBBC
Picture format576i (SDTV)
Audience share1.1% (December 2009, [1])
ReplacedCBBC on Choice (Programming strand on BBC Choice)
Sister channel(s)CBBC Channel
Websitewww.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies www.cbeebies.com
FreeviewChannel 202
Sky DigitalChannel 614
Tata Sky (India)Channel 607
Polsat (Poland)Channel 56
SKY Latin America (Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean)Channel 329
DStvChannel 306
FoxtelChannel 705
AustarChannel 705
Virgin MediaChannel 702
UPC IrelandChannel 609
Indovision (Indonesia)Channel 29
Telenet (Belgium)Channel 604 (From July)
FoxtelChannel 705
Optus TVChannel 705
Cable Mágico (Peru)Channel 418
mio TV (Singapore)Channel 28
now TV (Hong Kong)Channel 447
Tiscali TV(UK)Channel 305
Streaming media
BBC OnlineWatch live (UK only)
BBC iPlayerWatch live (UK only)
Cbeebbies Logo

Get Set GoEdit

Get Set Go is the first block of the day. It starts at 06:00 and ends at 09:00. 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 09:00 until 15:00. The same three-hour loop of programmes are shown between 09:00 and 12:00 and 12:00 and 15:00.

Big Fun TimeEdit

Discover & Do is followed by Big Fun Time. It begins at 15:00 and finishes at 18:00.

Bedtime HourEdit

Bedtime Hour is broadcast from 18:00 to 19:00. It includes calm-natured programmes such as: In the Night Garden..., The Adventures of Abney and Teal, Clangers, and Charlie & Lola 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:


  • "What's the Day?"
  • "The Birthday Song"
  • "It's Time for Lunch"
  • "Goodbye Sun, Hello Moon"
  • "The Time has Come to Say Goodnight"


  • Children's Channel of the Year awarded at the 2007 BAFTA Children's Awards (25 November 2007)[4]
  • Best Music Original Score John Greswell & David Schweitzer for Charlie and Lola at the Royal Television Society Awards (29 November 2007)[5]
  • Best Pre-school Animation Series awarded to Charlie & Lola at the 2007 BAFTA Children's Awards[4]
  • Best Writer awarded to Anna Starkey for Charlie & Lola at the 2007 BAFTA Children's Awards[4]
  • Best Children's Live-Action Series awarded to In the Night Garden at the 2007 BAFTA Children's Awards[4]
  • Best Children's Programme awarded to Nina & the Neurons at the BAFTA Scotland Awards 2007[6]
  • Best Children's Programme awarded for Charlie & Lola at the Broadcast Awards 2007[7]
  • Best TV Series for Children and Adults awarded to Charlie & Lola at the Bradford Animation Festival 2006 [8]
  • CBeebies was Highly Commended in the Best Children's Channel category at the Broadcast Digital Channel Awards 2006[9]
  • Best Pre-school Live Action Series awarded to CBeebies AutumnWatch at the BAFTA Children's Awards 2006[10]
  • Best Pre-school Live Action Series awarded to Boogie Beebies at the BAFTA Children's Awards 2005[11]


  1. "Monthly Multi-Channel Viewing Summary 1992-2009". Barb.co.uk. Retrieved 2010-08-16.
  2. "CBeebies | Freeview". www.freeview.co.uk. Retrieved 2017-03-02.
  3. 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.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 "Fears over children's TV cast shadow on Baftas". Retrieved 2007-11-26.
  5. "RTS Awards". Retrieved 2007-11-26.
  6. "The Lloyds TSB BAFTA Scotland Awards 2007".
  7. "Broadcast Awards 2007 : North West Vision". Retrieved 2007-04-15.
  8. "National Media Museum - Welcome". Retrieved 2007-04-15.
  9. "Broadcast Digital Channel Awards 2006". Retrieved 2007-07-16.
  10. "latest winners and nominees". Retrieved 2007-04-15.
  11. "2005 winners and nominees". Retrieved 2008-02-03.

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