BBC Worldwide Channels has launched its first wholly-owned, Spanish-language channel in the U.S. Dedicated to preschool programming, CBeebies, is available through DISH Network, which is currently available in 13.78 million homes in the U.S. The live feed of BBC Worldwide’s Latin American version of CBeebies is accessible to all subscribers of the DishLATINO package and newly launched DishMEXICO package on Channel 848.
Darren Childs, managing director of BBC Worldwide Channels, comments, ‘The introduction of a Spanish version of CBeebies into the U.S. Hispanic market is a momentous achievement for BBC Worldwide Channels in this hugely competitive territory. As well as complementing BBC AMERICA, which recently celebrated its tenth anniversary, it means that we’re able to reach out to millions of Americans for whom Spanish is their first language.’
CBeebies is currently the U.K.’s top children’s preschool channel, offering a mix of live-action and animated programming designed to aid in the social, emotional and personal development of youngsters. The channel has been rapidly extending its reach around the world. In addition to the Hispanic feed for Mexico and the U.S., the channel has also launched in Africa, Australia, Poland, India and across Asia in the last 12 months.