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Kay Benbow



Kay Benbow

Kay has been Controller of CBeebies since May 2010 and is responsible for commissioning content across all platforms (TV, online, mobile and radio). She remains passionate about providing the very best for the BBC’s youngest audience, including original British factual and live action shows for pre-schoolers, drama, and online content (downloads of the CBeebies App launched in 2013 exceed 2.5m). Under Kay’s leadership, CBeebies continues to be the UK’s most popular channel for under 6’s and is the current BAFTA Channel of the Year.  Kay has over 20 years of experience in children’s programming, primarily at the BBC, but also in the independent sector.   Kay studied Theology at Oxford University, is married with two sons and a proud Arsenal supporter!

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