Feedback from the review of BBC Children’s services What you told us and what CBBC plans to do Thank you! A few months ago, the BBC Trust asked you to tell us what you think about CBBC and BBC radio for children. Over 8000 children, mostly aged 9 to 12, got in touch via our consultation. We also spoke to children of all ages in our face to face research. You shared lots of interesting views and gave us some great ideas for how we could make CBBC even better. Thank you! We’ve thought carefully about what you have said, and we want to tell you about some things that are happening at CBBC. What you think of CBBC Most of you really like CBBC and feel it shows lots of different programmes such as cartoons, news, drama and documentaries. You like how the channel is live so you can interact with the presenters, join in competitions and games and send questions to celebrities. You think the CBBC website is fun and particularly like the games. You enjoy learning lots of new things from watching CBBC. Your words “It's really good and teaches you lots of interesting stuff ” (Age 11) TV: more shows for older children You told us you how much you love programmes like Wolfblood, Newsround, and The Dumping Ground. You said there were lots of great shows for younger children on CBBC. You’d also like to see more programmes for older children on the channel. CBBC want to make sure that younger and older children keep watching and enjoying their programmes. Right now, they are planning to make brand new shows so there will be more on CBBC for older children to enjoy. Online: anytime, anywhere! Many of you regularly use the CBBC website, and lots of you visit the site everyday. You say it’s not always possible to use all the features of the CBBC website on your mobile phones and tablets. You would also like more CBBC shows available to watch on iPlayer. CBBC will be making some changes so that you can enjoy using their website whether you’re using a laptop, a tablet or a smartphone. They’re starting work on the games first! We’ve asked CBBC to work with the BBC iPlayer boffins to make it easier to find and watch more CBBC shows when you want to watch them. CBeebies has just launched a new mobile app for young children and their parents called CBeebies Playtime. It has lots of games and things to learn! CBBC will also be launching an app next year so keep an eye out for that! Radio: for children We’re really pleased that you enjoy listening to lots of different BBC radio shows, like Chris Evans on Radio 2 and Nick Grimshaw on Radio 1. You also want to listen to radio that’s aimed at young people so you can enjoy music, celebrity interviews and find out about new CBBC shows. The BBC does have some radio programmes for children. On BBC Radio 4 Extra there’s The 4 O Clock Show. It’s on every weekday from 4pm–5pm and has a mix of comedy, interviews, stories and quizzes for older children and teenagers to enjoy. The CBeebies website also has radio programmes for younger children. We’ve asked the BBC to promote children’s radio shows better so more of you know when to tune in and enjoy listening! Your words ONLINE “I would only change one thing. I would show more of the programmes on the iPlayer.” (Age 9) Thank you again! Your thoughts and ideas have been very helpful to us. We hope you continue to enjoy CBBC!