CBeebies and CBBC to stay, BBC boss says
15 September 2015
From the section Entertainment & Arts
There was press speculation that the channels would move online
The director general of the BBC says there are no plans to take its children’s channels off the air.
Tony Hall told a Commons select committee: “We don’t have proposals to take CBeebies and CBBC, as channels, out of the environment.
“We’re talking about how we can make sure that the 20%, and growing, number of young people can use the good things the BBC can offer.”
There had been speculation in the press that the channels may be cut.
In a speech last week, Lord Hall announced the creation of a children’s iPlayer, called iPlay, but also said that funding cuts would mean the loss or reduction of some services.
Reports had appeared …read more
Source:: BBC Entertainment