BBC Studios launches BBC Kids in SA
BBC Studios, the commercial arm of the UK public broadcaster, has partnered with Switch Media and MTN to launch children’s network BBC Kids in South Africa.
The network offers content from the BBC’s catalogue aimed at families and children aged up to 12.
South Africa is the fourth market to launch BBC Kids, following Australia, the US and, most recently, Taiwan in July. In Taiwan, BBC Kids is available on OTT platform MyVideo and offers shows like natural history series Spy in the Wild and cookery show My World Kitchen.
In South Africa, BBC Kids is now available to MTN customers via a daily, weekly or monthly subscription.
Preschool series such as Hey Duggee, Sarah & Duck, JoJo & Gran Gran, Yakka Dee and Swashbuckle are available to watch for the youngest viewers, while shows targeting older kids and their families include Jamie Johnson, Harry Potter: A History of Magic, The Bagel & Becky Show, Horrible Histories and Gangsta Granny.
BBC Kids is ad-free and split into dedicated sections aimed at preschool children and older primary school children.