CBeebies is launching in New Zealand!

Promotion for Sky CBeebies

The beloved BBC preschool channel, CBeebies, is arriving on TV screens in New Zealand this December!

Our family emigrated from England to New Zealand several years ago. At the time my kids were not yet at school. The relaxed way of life, the sunshine, the natural beauty, and the friendly people make Aotearoa a great place to raise kids and we’ve never looked back. Well, except for missing a few things – one of which was CBeebies!

I must admit I missed having that safe and friendly destination for my kids to interact, learn and play, either alongside me (my favourite was the Tweenies – yes, I had a favourite too!) or when I needed just a few minutes to get something (anything!) done during those demanding early years.

Award-winning TV for preschoolers

The BBC has long been a trusted source of quality information and entertainment and their preschool channel, CBeebies, is the cream of the crop. A channel designed especially for preschoolers, CBeebies is packed with content that gives kids the chance to play and learn with favourite characters, stories, and activities in a happy, playful and safe environment. The award-winning* content is designed with a preschooler’s development and learning in mind – and it helps that the kids love it too!

(*6 time winner of Channel of the Year at the BAFTA Children’s awards)

CBeebies in New Zealand

Now this awesome channel is being made available in New Zealand on Sky channel 103 from the 1st of December 2019, along with complimentary content available on Neon and Sky On Demand.

Each day the CBeebies content is arranged into four zones designed to reflect a preschooler’s day. Early mornings are Get Set Go, then it’s Discover and Do for younger viewers, followed by Big Fun Time for enjoyment after school or preschool, and finally, Story Time, with a focus on winding down, with calm and soothing programming.

New favourites

Here’s just a glimpse of some of the quality content that CBeebies offers.

Hey Duggee

This animated series features a big lovable dog, Duggee, who runs the Squirrel club for preschoolers – a place where kids can have fun while discovering the world around them and earning activity badges.

Go Jetters

This action-packed programme follows the adventures of Xuli, Kyan, Lars and Foz, as they travel the world with Ubercorn, their teacher on this geographical discovery.

Sarah & Duck

This animated series follows the adventures of seven-year-old Sarah and her friend Duck, as they explore the world in their own imaginative way.

Andy’s Wild Adventures

Andy Day and Kip the cat travel around the world searching for amazing animals.


This iconic series features the four Teletubby friends, Tinky-Winky, Dipsy, Laa Laa and Po, as they play in Teletubbyland.

Thomas & Friends

Everyone’s favourite cheeky little train shares adventures with his locomotive friends on the island of Sodor.

For more information visit www.sky.co.nz/cbeebies

What is your preschooler’s favourite show for learning and play?

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her world julieWritten by Julie Scanlon for Sky CBeebies

Julie is Editor for Kidspot NZ and our MVP. Her hobbies include laughing uncontrollably at her own jokes, annoying her family by asking questions about movie plots, and never taking anything too seriously. She speaks a little Spanish and a lot of Yorkshire. 

Favourite motto to live by: “It ain’t nothing but a thing”


  1. dawnblyth 01/12/2019 at 11:55 pm

    My son likes to watch blaze and the monster machines. There lots of keening embedded in cartoons these days which is very cool.

  2. Alezandra 01/12/2019 at 2:09 pm

    Ever since I told my son about the coming Ceebies, he’s been asking if it’s on now. I have to be mindful of how this might change our viewing habits as well. But it’s definitely better than the mindless YouTube shows we have nowadays.

  3. Micht 30/11/2019 at 11:48 pm

    My older daughter loved sarah and duck…what a cool channel for the littlies.

  4. Shorrty4life1 28/11/2019 at 9:59 am

    Wowee this looks like a great channel. My kids always loved that program hey dougee. So cool how they bring back programmes like that as kids absolutely love them. My children’s most favourite learning program would have had to have been tiki tour. They absolutely loved this program and I think thats what got them into Maori language aswell so now they are right into Maori at school and kapahaka also which is pretty cool.

  5. Bevik1971 28/11/2019 at 9:29 am

    This looks great for the preschoolers, I have seen the channel on Sky recently when flicking through 🙂 Can’t believe the Teletubbies are still around though haha. They were on TV when my son was young and he turned 26 2 days ago!!! 🙂

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