BBC announces new iPlayer children's experience with CBBC and CBeebies shows and films

Amy West
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From Digital Spy

As we continue to use catch-up and streaming services more and more, the BBC has announced a new children's experience on iPlayer that showcases the best of CBBC, CBeebies and other little one-friendly content, all in one place.

Launching today (March 20), the platform will now feature a monster-shaped button that kids can press and be presented with all their favourite shows and films.

Content will include from youngster-aimed outings like Gangsta Granny, Peter Rabbit, Bing and Hey Duggee to shows for slightly older audiences, such as Masterchef, Doctor Who and Blue Planet II.

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Referring to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic while talking about the platform's latest update, 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 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."

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She added: "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."

The news comes after it was revealed that plenty of new boxsets would be added to iPlayer for grownups, too.

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