BBC Three to go off air and move online in February next year


The writing is well and truly on the wall: BBC Three will cease to exist as a broadcast TV channel from February next year. The plan to take BBC Three off the air and reinvent it online has been a long time coming, as part of an ongoing cost-cutting exercise that may also spell the death of the BBC’s Red Button services. The BBC Trust provisionally approved the move this summer ahead of a final review of how the transition to an online-only channel would be handled. Today, the broadcaster’s governing body has issued its final decision, formally green lighting BBC Three’s digital transformation.

Source: BBC Trust, About the BBC Blog, Save BBC Three

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