CBBC

CBBC (short for Children's BBC, also known as the CBBC Channel) is a British free-to-air children's television channel owned and operated by the BBC. It is also the brand used for all BBC content for children aged 7 and over. Its sister channel CBeebies broadcasts programming and content for children aged under 6.[1] It broadcasts every day from 7am to 7pm (7am to 9pm from 11 April 2016 to 4 January 2022), timesharing with BBC Three.

CBBC
2022 variant of the logo used since March 2016
CountryUnited Kingdom
Broadcast areaUnited Kingdom and other services worldwide
NetworkBBC One (until 2012)
BBC Two (until 2013 and then later revived in 2017)
HeadquartersCBBC HQ, MediaCityUK, Salford, England, UK
Programming
Language(s)English
Picture format1080i HDTV
(downscaled to 16:9 576i for the SDTV feed)
Ownership
OwnerBBC
Sister channelsBBC One
BBC Two
BBC Three
BBC Four
BBC News
BBC Parliament
CBeebies
BBC Scotland
BBC Alba
History
Launched9 September 1985; 36 years ago (1985-09-09) (block)
11 February 2002; 20 years ago (2002-02-11) (channel)
Links
WebsiteCBBC (UK only)
Availability
Terrestrial
FreeviewChannel 201 (SD)
Channel 204 (HD)
Streaming media
BBC iPlayerWatch live (UK only)
Virgin TV AnywhereWatch live (Ireland only)
UPC TVWatch live (Switzerland only)

It was announced in 2022 that the channel would be phased out by 2024.


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