A member of staff leaving the BBC has stated that YouTube and Netflix can’t provide the same level of distinctive British children’s programmes.

The Guardian recently interviewed Alice Webb, who spoke in defence of the quality of the BBC’s output for children’s programming.

The corporation has expedited its launch of a child-friendly version of iPlayer in order to provide entertainment options for people affected by the coronavirus outbreak.

Webb said that the BBC had decided to keep most of its children’s programming off YouTube as it wasn’t a suitable platform.

‘We took the choice not to be fully on YouTube because we think it’s not a platform that was designed for children. You’re too close to things you wouldn’t want your children engaging with.’