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Old March 5 2014, 08:26 PM   #1
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BBC 3 to become an online channel.

BBC Three is to be dropped from TV schedules and will move online, as part of the BBC's cost-cutting plans.

It means shows such as Don't Tell The Bride and Pramface will only be available through the iPlayer, rather than Freeview, satellite or cable.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-26447089
I'll admit not that bothered by the axing of BBC 3.
I feel that a lot of programmes on BBC3 and 4 could be shown on BBC1 and 2 if they cut down the number of repeats.
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Old March 6 2014, 11:34 AM   #2
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Re: BBC 3 to become an online channel.

Can't say i will personally miss it, last time i watched BBC3 on any regular weekly basis was for Little Britian and Come fly with me, stuff that could have very easily been broadcast on BBC2.
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Old March 6 2014, 11:54 AM   #3
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Re: BBC 3 to become an online channel.

Yeah, hopefully Orphan Black will transfer to BBC2. It's good for old (nu) Who episodes, but not like I can't watch them elsewhere.

Even when it did do something worthwhile it often didn't follow through. I wasn't the greatest fan of The Fades, but a lot of people really liked it, and it drew in a lot of viewers, but because the demographic didn't fit with the young and twendy vision of BBC 3 it was scrapped.
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Old March 6 2014, 08:03 PM   #4
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Re: BBC 3 to become an online channel.

http://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-ra...l-are-you-bbc3
A quiz to see what is your BBC channel.
I got BBC1
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Old March 7 2014, 09:26 AM   #5
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So did I!
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Old March 7 2014, 10:47 AM   #6
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Re: BBC 3 to become an online channel.

BBC 3 online.

Because all those under thirty's watching their TV online, actually aren't...
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