The new app will be available on Apple and Android devices, and will be released in 2016.
The app will aim to combine all CBBC and CBeebies content under a singular brand, and will strip away any inappropriate content.
Alice Webb, director of BBC Children’s, commented: “It will be their very own BBC iPlayer app making it easy and fun for children to find their favourite CBBC and CBeebies shows and discover new BBC programmes in a safe environment that’s designed just for them. Parents can also be confident that the app only contains content suitable for children. So, whether it’s in the back of the car on a long journey with a tablet or on the bus to school on a mobile, kids will be able to watch their favourite shows wherever they are, whenever they want to.”
Statistics show that 25% of children come to CBBC via the full version of iPlayer. BBC has also reported that there were over 500 million downloads of children’s content via iPlayer in the first six months of 2015.