CBeebies brings award-winning children’s series ‘Bluey’ to India this June


Uncover the magic of play with, the smash-hit children’s programme that has taken the world by storm, landing on CBeebies in India this June. Produced by multi Emmy® award-winning Ludo Studio for ABC Kids Australia and co-commissioned by ABC Children’s and BBC Studios, Bluey is a multi-award-winning series that follows a six-year-old Blue Heeler dog, who loves to play and turns everyday family life into extraordinary adventures.

Bluey will premiere in India on 14 June, every Monday to Friday at 4:20 pm on CBeebies India.

Aimed at pre-school children and their parents, the series champions the importance of unstructured play for enhancing children’s creativity. In addition, Bluey celebrates the joyful simplicity found in family life, role play, and imagination.

Widely acclaimed for its refreshing take on parenthood, Dad Bandit and Mum Chilli share caretaking duties whilst juggling the demands of their careers, depicting the reality of a modern, everyday family.

image-Henrietta-Hurford-Jones-Executive-Producer-for-Bluey-and-Director-of-Childrens-Content-Partnerships-at-BBC-Studio-mediabrief.jpgHenrietta Hurford-Jones, Executive Producer for Bluey and Director of Children’s Content Partnerships at BBC Studios, said, “Bluey is fast becoming a global sensation! I’m delighted to see the show spread its heart and humour to new audiences and I’m confident that it will win over the hearts of families in India.”

Jointly commissioned by BBC Studios & ABC, in its home market of Australia, Bluey is the #1 show on ABC’s iView generating over 480 million plays across Series 1 and 2 since its launch in 20181.  Distributed by BBC Studios outside of Australia, Bluey is fast becoming a global hit. In the U.S., Bluey reached 16 million total views across Disney Channel and Disney Junior in Q4 2019. It also recently made its free-to-air debut in the UK on CBeebies, with episodes 1 – 10 consistently ranking as the highest-rated program of the day2.

As well as winning audiences worldwide, Bluey has scooped up multiple awards, such as the International Emmy ® Kids Award in the prestigious Preschool Category in 2020, and its second AACTA Awards for Best Children’s Program that same year. The accolades continue in 2021, with Bluey winning four Kidscreen Awards in February.