“Switch Media is thrilled to join forces with BBC Kids and MTN to bring safe, ad free, education and entertainment to families across South Africa. Built using our award-winning MediaHQ solution, the dynamic new BBC Kids app features nearly 200 hours of content, a clean, easy to navigate interface and program recommendations.”  

– Mark Johns, CEO, Switch Media


BBC Studios links with Switch Media, MTN to launch BBC Kids in South Africa

01 September 2022 | C21Media | Link to article

Hey Duggee and friends

Hey Duggee is among the shows available on BBC Kids

BBC Studios has partnered with Switch Media and MTN to launch children’s network BBC Kids in South Africa.

Available from today, BBC Kids offers content from the BBC’s catalogue aimed at families and children aged up to 12.

South Africa is the fourth market to launch BBC Kids, following Australia, the US and, most recently, Taiwan in July. In Taiwan, BBC Kids is available on OTT platform MyVideo and offers shows like natural history series Spy in the Wild and cookery show My World Kitchen.

In South Africa, BBC Kids is now available to MTN customers via a daily, weekly or monthly subscription.

Preschool series such as Hey Duggee, Sarah & Duck, JoJo & Gran Gran, Yakka Dee and Swashbuckle are available to watch for the youngest viewers, while shows targeting older kids and their families include Jamie Johnson, Harry Potter: A History of Magic, The Bagel & Becky Show, Horrible Histories and Gangsta Granny.

BBC Kids is ad-free and split into dedicated sections aimed at preschool children and older primary school children.

BBC Kids


Safe, ad free learning and laughter with your trusty BBC buddies! The Video on Demand service offers loads of edutainment for kids aged 0 to 6 such as Swashbuckle, Yakka Dee, Hey Duggee, Sarah & Duck, Go Jetters and more!

BBC Kids is available to MTN customers via daily, weekly or monthly subscriptions, from as little as R5.

Visit play.mtn.co.za/get/bbc-kids for more