CBeebies to Become Available in Taiwan


LONDON: BBC Worldwide’s popular preschool network CBeebies is slated to premiere in Taiwan as a dual-language, localized channel later this month.

On March 13, CBeebies will become available across 15 cable operators in the country, reaching more than 3.8 million households in such regions as Taipei, Taichung, Kaohsiung, Tainan and Chiayi. The 24-hour channel will feature a mix of new and classic programming fully dubbed in Mandarin. Titles on offer will include Dinopaws, Hey Duggee, Sarah & Duck and The Numtums.

Kelvin Yau, the general manager for Greater China at BBC Worldwide, said: “This is the first time that CBeebies programs will be fully dubbed in Mandarin and launched as a channel in Taiwan. The channel is home to some of the most entertaining and educational programs for young children and we are excited to share them with families in the region. We are delighted to be partnering with 15 affiliates for the launch of CBeebies, and are looking forward to future opportunities for collaboration.”