Children's BBC initially launched as a strand on BBC1 in 1985, and for nearly 30 years was used as the brand for several hour blocks of Children's shows on both BBC One and Two. With the advent of the digital era, CBBC and CBeebies channels both launched as additional standalone channels in 2002, coinciding with a relaunch of the CBBC strands on BBC One and BBC Two at the time. The new channels originally broadcast from 7am and 6am until 7pm, sharing the space on Digital with BBC Choice/Three and BBC Four. In the case of CBBC, hours were extended further in 2016 to 9pm with the closure of BBC Three. CBeebies is targeted at under fives, with its collection of programmes such as The Tweenies and Bill and Ben, whilst CBBC caters for the rest of the child/teenage audience. Both are promoted for their lack of commercial advertisements, with them being licence-fee funded.
There are some practices carried out on these channels which the BBC would be much more reluctant to use on adult channels. Any archive 4:3 programmes have the top and bottom hacked off making it 14:9 to pretend they're widescreen programmes. For this reason all the clips on this page are in 14:9 letterbox. Animated graphics over the programming is also a frequent occurrence, although still considerably less than their commercial rivals.
CBBC One/CBBC Two
CBBC on Two (Intro) - 2004
From before children's programming was removed from the main terrestrials, some opening titles to CBBC as aired during breakfast BBC Two in 2004. Still featuring the green bugs in some form at this point inkeeping with the dedicated channels which had launched in 2002.