BBC Three to become online-only channel

The BBC will reveal the future of BBC Three tomorrow (6 March), removing the channel from television platforms and relaunching it as an online-only channel.

David Sillito, media and arts correspondent at BBC News, said today that BBC Three programmes will move to BBC iPlayer.

BBC Three is to be axed as a television channel as part of the corporation's cost-cutting plans to be set out by BBC director general Tony Hall. The BBC Trust, the governing body which represents the interests of the licence fee payers, will need to give approval before the channel can be moved exclusively online.

BBC Three, which began broadcasting in 2003, is aimed at 16-to-34 year olds and has launched programmes including Little Britain, Gavin & Stacey, Being Human, Torchwood and The Mighty Boosh.


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