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CBeebies is the most loved pre-school channel in the UK, with a rich mix of quality programmes from storytelling to natural history, from science to drama to inspire our youngest viewers. Entertaining and educational, it's learning through play every day.

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How to Watch: CBeebies

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As some channels are exclusive to one service alone, you may need to get receive more than one service to get all the channels you want. The coverage for Freeview differs too - those channels not provided by the public service "Freeview Light" transmitters the current coverage shown thus (54%), taken from Connected Nations Report 2017: Data analysis'

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Regional content: National channel with no regional content or variations. For full details of broadcaster contacts, see the link icon CBeebies page.

Official site: See the link icon CBeebies website.

From Wikipedia: The brand was first launched on 11 February 2002.1 The channel has won a number of significant awards. The international CBeebies channel is advert-free and wholly owned by BBC Worldwide. The first international launch for the CBeebies channel was in India in May 2007. - link icon read more about CBeebies on wikipedia (summary by Clipped).

Freeview multiplex: CBeebies is on multiplex PSB1 in england flagscotland flagnorthernireland flagwales flag.

Monday, 10 January 2011
4:24 AM

we just moved to Jordan, I wonder if there's a way to get cbeebies here as my kids love it.

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Dina's 1 post JO flag

6:56 AM

Dina: Sorry, but I don't think there is a local carrier for the international channel in that area. Try BBC - CBeebies - Home .

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Briantist's 38,899 posts GB flag
Tuesday, 15 March 2011
7:14 AM

i found special way to get cbeebies abroad iam watching it but its hard i spoke to bbc uk but why does their live TV stick to UK time?

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Adam's 2 posts GB flag
Sunday, 3 April 2011
Dennis Pedley
8:56 PM

I have had a new aerial put up and can get every programme except cbeebies. Can you kindly tell me what to do to get it? My old aerial used to pick it up quite well.I live in the Poole neighbourhood about 10 -15 miles from IOW.

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Dennis Pedley's 1 post GB flag
Monday, 4 April 2011
Mike Dimmick

3:45 PM

Dennis Pedley: Can you provide a full postcode? We can check the prediction to see how well this is expected to work for you.

CBeebies is carried on Multiplex B, the BBC's second multiplex. As they're losing this after switchover, and in switchover regions, they've pretty much cleared it - it carries only BBC Four (which uses CBeebies' slot in the evening), BBC Parliament, the Red Button interactive stream and the BBC radio stations. They've also made space available temporarily for Sky Sports 1 and 2 in regions that haven't yet switched over.

If you're missing all those channels, you could try the suggestions at Single Frequency Interference.

There is, however, a chance that the signals are now too strong. There was no need to change aerials for switchover - all channels will be within the previous analogue group, and all digital services are within that group at present. If you had clear analogue pictures, you should have been fine.

If you have an amplifier or booster, you could consider removing it. Otherwise, consider adding an attenuator.

At switchover, the Rowridge transmitter will begin transmitting signals with vertical polarization, as well as horizontal polarization as it does now. This is to try to reduce problems with picking up signals and interference from France. To use this, your aerial will need to be rotated so that the rods point up-and-down rather than side-to-side. The commercial channels will not start on vertical polarization until later in 2012, and will broadcast at lower power on horizontal than on polarization, though still 2.5 times current power levels.

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Monday, 11 April 2011
Gill Billing
9:50 PM

Hi there. I have just bought a skyline/Philex 28207RF freesat box so that my little 'un can watch CBeebies but the tv screen says there is no service because of no epgi(not sure what that is). As a technophobe, can I sort this out myself or do I need to contact the manufacturer if there is something wrong with the box? We are desperate please.

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Gill Billing's 1 post GB flag
Tuesday, 12 April 2011

6:08 AM

Gill Billing: You should probably have bought a branded Freesat box.

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Briantist's 38,899 posts GB flag
Tuesday, 28 June 2011
8:36 AM

is people allow to use UK proxy to get uk tv abrad is it not allowed or is?

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Adam's 1 post GB flag
Sunday, 17 July 2011

1:09 PM

Adam: It is perfectly legal to use such a service.

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Briantist's 38,899 posts GB flag
Wednesday, 27 July 2011
3:13 PM

How can I watch Cbeebies in Bucharest (Romania) ? Is this channes available on Intelsat 907 or Astra 2A/ B? I know that Astar 2D cannot be received in Bucharest.
Thank you.

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