The CBBC Channel is a BBC television service aimed at 6 to 12 year olds. It complements the CBBC programming that continues to air on BBC One and BBC Two.
Launched on 11 February 2002, it broadcasts from 07:00 to 19:00 on Freeview, cable, IPTV and digital satellite, occupying the same bandwidth as, but a different channel position from BBC Three. CBeebies is its sister service for younger children.
The channel was named Channel of the Year at the Children's BAFTA awards in November 2008.