Tuesday, November 8, 2016

BBC's preschool kids channel, CBeebies already on DStv in South Africa and distributed by BBC Worldwide, now added to Zuku TV in East Africa.

The BBC's channel for pre-school viewers CBeebies (DStv 306) is being added by the Zuku TV pay-TV platform in East Africa.

BBC Worldwide handles channel distribution for CBeebies internationally and signed a carriage deal with Zuku for CBeebies that's already available on MultiChoice's DStv satellite pay-TV platform in South Africa and on beIN in parts of North Africa.

"The channel is home to some of the most entertaining and educational programmes for young children and given that the African continent has one of the youngest populations globally, we're excited to be able to give new viewers on the Zuku platform access to such popular kids' programmes," says Joel Churcher, BBC Worldwide's general manager for Africa based in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Jay Chudasama, CEO, Zuku TV, says "Our partnership with BBC Worldwide and launch of the CBeebies channel comes at an ideal time when the children are home for the Christmas break."

"Following the success of the channel in South Africa, we’re confident that CBeebies will perform well with our customers across the Zuku platform."