Johannesburg, 14 August 2017 – Kwesé TV has continued to add diversity and rich children’s entertainment content with the addition of BBC Worldwide’s award winning pre-school channel CBeebies to its programming line-up. This means Kwesé households across the continent can look to enjoy British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) winning shows such as Hey Duggee and global hit Go Jetters, 24 hours a day on channel 520 on the Kwesé TV bouquet.
CBeebies is a critically acclaimed, multi-platform brand for pre-schoolers aged six years and under, which encourages children to learn through play. The channel offers a mixture of new and landmark, high-quality programming to educate and entertain Kwesé’s youngest audiences. It is already giving children from two to six, together with their parents entertaining, interactive and educational programming in over 100 territories globally.
CBeebies is the most watched children’s channel in the UK and now offers its audiences across the globe interactive access to its hugely popular programmes. It has a successful website, several branded apps and a YouTube page which has nearly 300,000 subscribers and nearly 400 million views for all of its captivating and educating videos. It is a brand which prides itself in offering families a safe environment for young children to learn and have fun either independently or collectively.
“As the eighth kids channel to join Kwesé’s programming line-up, the addition of CBeebies is a key milestone for our business as it completes our kids’ entertainment offering and strengthens our family viewing line-up. We know families across the continent will love the diverse adventure filled and wholesome shows this channel has to offer not only for toddlers but for the whole family,” explained President and Group Chief Executive Officer of Econet Media, Joseph Hundah.
Since launch Kwesé TV has curated an exceptional line-up of family friendly programmes which audiences can enjoy through the broadcaster’s extensive multi-screen viewing options which include satellite TV and a mobile app.
Joel Churcher, General Manager and VP for BBC Worldwide Africa said, “CBeebies has established itself as a much loved channel for pre-schoolers and their parents across the globe thanks to its fantastic programmes and educational values. We have seen strong success with the CBeebies channel here in Africa so far and we’re thrilled to be extending its reach and resonance to new audiences. The continent has one of the youngest populations globally and we’re excited to be able to partner with Econet Media and showcase such popular kids’ programmes on Kwesé TV.”
Families looking for educational, fun and engaging content for their littles ones need look no further thanks to Kwesé TV, as CBeebies introduces the following key titles:
Go Jetters is a BBC Worldwide and CBeebies co-commission that follows the adventures of four plucky heroes, Xuli, Kyan, Lars and Foz, as they travel the world with their teacher, mentor and friend, Ubercorn, a funky disco-grooving unicorn. A comedy, action adventure for four- six year olds, Go Jetters combines music, cool gadgets and disco-dancing to introduce the audience to geography and culture. Filled with comedy, teamwork, awesome sights, and funky facts, each episode offers older pre-schoolers a fun-filled and action packed exploration of their wider world.
Hey Duggee: BAFTA and International Emmy® Award-winning Hey Duggee, a Studio AKA production with BBC Worldwide is one of the happiest, most fun places on kids TV! Loved by both children and parents, Hey Duggee inspires children to be energetic, explore and problem solve to earn the much desired badge. Bringing smiles, laughter and hugs along the way, The Squirrels enjoy every moment on their amazing adventures in the care of huggable Duggee who has A-woof for every occasion.
Sarah and Duck: The BAFTA award-winning, 2D animated, pre-school series, shown in over 90 territories, follows the curious adventures of seven year old Sarah and her loud, quacky friend Duck, as they explore the world around them in unexpected ways. From trying to reach a rainbow, pretending to be a penguin, or helping an umbrella to stay dry, the pair are helped along by The Narrator, who joins in the adventures, offering helpful suggestions and making sure they don’t go too far astray.
To find out how to subscribe to Kwesé TV visit www.kwese.com for more information. Viewers outside these markets can access selected programming from Kwesé through Kwesé’s mobile app.