CBBC has been broadcasting for over 30 years now and has been providing children with educational content, entertainment, drama, comedy shows, and animations from 06:00 to 18:00 each day.

It has been on TV since 2002 and has attracted an audience of more than one million viewers each week.

Recently, the BBC took the decision to move CBBC permanently online.

They have not given any specific date for this yet, but they have said that it will happen in the near future, and will only be available via BBC iPlayer.

BBC are stating that this move online is a bid to reach more children, and provide better quality content.

Is the BBC playing copycat to sources such as Netflix and Disney+?

BBC iPlayer was launched in 2007 as an archive so that people could enjoy shows up to 7 days after they aired on TV.

The platform now provides a much better on-demand service, with lots of shows permanently available on this service.

iPlayer allows users to watch BBC programmes on their PC, laptop, tablet or smartphone, and provides a wide range of TV programmes, films, radio stations, and podcasts to watch and listen to.

With the permanent move of CBBC to iPlayer, kids will be able to watch their favourite shows whenever and however they please. Sounds familiar?

With more and more video services providing archives of their shows online, platforms are getting competitive.

Basic plans of Netflix range from £6.99 per month, Disney+ from £7.99 per month, and of course, with a TV licence, iPlayer is free.

Will we see a battle between these platforms in the near future?

Was the move of CBBC permanently online a money saving plan for the BBC?

Will we see the subscriptions to Netflix kids accounts reach its all time high after this news?

What do you think will happen?

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