CBeebies launched on 11 February 2002 in the UK while an HD simulcast launched on 10 December 2013. The logo was designed by Lambie-Nairn and as of today, this logo will remain unchanged. The channel plays preschool content, aimed at children aged 7 and under.

In 2008, the channel launched in Latin America, but on 13 April 2017, the channel shuts down alongside BBC Entertainment.