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CBeebies joins Verizon's Fios TV channel lineup

MUMBAI: BBC Worldwide Channels announced today the launch of its Spanish-language preschool channel, CBeebies, on US IPTV platform Verizon Fiox TV.


The BBC‘s educational children‘s channel will expand Fios TV‘s Spanish-language offerings, which currently include 45 channels.


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.


BBC Worldwide Channels Latin America/US Hispanic senior VP, GM Jessica Rodriguez said, "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."


Verizon VP content strategy and acquisition Terry Denson 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 emphasises 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 selection of animated titles, such as ‘El Jardin de los Suenos‘, ‘Dibujemos con Squiglet‘ and ‘Boogie Beebies‘ and series that include ‘El Closet de Cloe‘, ‘Zigby‘ and ‘Finley, El Camioncito de Bomberos‘. 
 
CBeebies joins Fiox TV‘s 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.

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