Wednesday 29 Oct 2014
BBC Worldwide Channels announced today the launch of its Spanish-language preschool channel, CBeebies, on Verizon FiOS TV. Now available on FiOS TV Channel #1727, the BBC’s educational children’s channel will expand FiOS TV's extensive Spanish-language offerings, which currently include 45 of the most popular channels available.
CBeebies is now available in all FiOS TV markets in the La Conexion and Spanish Language packages and will be in FiOS TV’s video-on-demand offering in November.
“We are pleased to provide Verizon’s Spanish-speaking audiences with a unique and highly-entertaining educational offer, which helps children assimilate knowledge through play in a fun, safe and interactive environment,” said Jessica Rodríguez, Senior Vice President and General Manager of BBC Worldwide Channels Latin America/US Hispanic.
“CBeebies’ fills a need for high-quality, innovative and socially committed children’s programming in Spanish and provides a valuable resource for parents and educators.”
Terry Denson, Vice President of Content Strategy and Acquisition for Verizon, said, “As we continue expanding our FiOS TV channel lineup, we look to enhance our multicultural offering with channels that appeal to our customers. CBeebies provides a new interactive Spanish entertainment experience for our customers, who will certainly enjoy all that this new channel has to offer.”
CBeebies invites Spanish-speaking children in the US to “learn through play” encouraging their early development through content that emphasizes reading, thinking, drawing, math and other basic skills, as well as programming that promotes self-confidence and stimulates their imagination.
The channel’s content mixes animation, storytelling, puppets and live-action programming with a wide selection of award-winning animated titles, such as El Jardín de los Sueños, Dibujemos con Squiglet and Boogie Beebies, and series that include El Closet de Cloe, Zigby and Finley, El Camioncito de Bomberos.
CBeebies joins FiOS TV’s broad collection of programming, featuring more than 540 all-digital channels (including BBC AMERICA and BBC World News), approximately 140 HD channels, as well as 30,000 monthly video-on-demand titles.
The Spanish-language package offers some of the most popular Spanish-language channels available, while Verizon's La Conexion package offers Spanish- and English-language programming with more than 155 channels, including 18 HD channels and more than 54 channels in English.
About CBeebies (USH)
CBeebies is the preschool brand of BBC Worldwide Channels, the commercial arm and main subsidiary of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). CBeebies is an educational, interactive and fun channel designed, developed and produced by experts in preschool development; it is a product that parents and educators can trust. The channel launched in Mexico and the United States in 2008 and was extended to Central and South America soon after.
CBeebies is the first Pay TV channel to be recognized and recommended by specialized organizations such as the Mexican Pediatric Association (AMP) for its programming, high-quality content and educational capacity.
To celebrate Hispanic heritage, CBeebies broadcasts 100% in Spanish in the United States in support of bilingual education and Spanish retention programs in the bicultural Latino community, as well as second language acquisition among the rest of the North American preschool population. CBeebies is distributed by BBC Worldwide Channels Latin America & US Hispanic, headquartered in Miami, Florida.
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