Rebecca Hawkes ©RapidTVNews | 19-08-2011

A new Apple app to access content from the CBeebies pre-school children’s channel is being launched across the Indian subcontinent and wider Asia-Pacific region by BBC Worldwide.

Parents in India, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Hong Kong, and Australia will now be able to keep their young children entertained on the go via their iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch devices with enduring favourites such as ‘Charlie & Lola’, ‘In the Night Garden’, ‘Teletubbies’, and ‘3rd and Bird’.

The app, designed by Tag Apps and available to download from the Apple App Store, is brightly coloured with simple touch controls designed with youngsters in mind.

“CBeebies On The Go is a delightful accompaniment to the CBeebies channel,” says Henrietta Hurford-Jones, director of CBeebies Investment, BBC Worldwide Channels. “Kids all over the world share a natural curiosity and sense of fun, so the app is a wonderful way to make new discoveries with familiar friends.”

The popular TV channel currently reaches over 53 million homes outside the UK, according to the BBC. Local schedules are available in India, Asia and Australia.