BBC Boosts Kids’ Programming to Fend Off Streaming Services, Social Media

The BBC said it would invest in “new forms of content and interactivity.” On the TV side, the BBC is by far the largest funder of original programming for kids in the U.K., with ITV and Channel 4 having scaled back after rules curbing ads for unhealthy food limited the commercial value of kids’ TV for them. The BBC has, however, faced new competition from streaming services and Netflix, both of which have invested heavily in kids’ content, mostly out of the U.S. – Stewart Clarke, Variety