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BBC Three Week

This week: a set of articles is about BBC Three.

Time for BBC choice about BBC Three?  Photograph: BBC
Time for BBC choice about BBC Three? Photograph: BBC
published on UK Free TV

I thought that with the impending decision by the BBC Trust to make BBC Three an "online only channel" I would take the opportunity to look the intriguing matters arising from this.

I am going to divide this into 5 articles:

  • In the first article I am going to look at the history of BBC 3 in the context of digital television channels generally. This is going in to start with the BBC's extending choice manifesto current situation.
  • In the second article I will be looking at the technical challenges to TV in the coming decade: in particular the competition between television broadcasters and phone companies for the use of "the airwaves".
  • The third article will look at creative challenges of the coming decade and funding for new creative works and how this impacts on the licence fee, advertising, subscription services and how we pay for broadband.
  • On Thursday I'm going to write about what television is going to look like in 2025. Will there still be channels? Will people still be watching live TV? Will personal video recorders be a thing of the past? Will channels like "Dave" be something to our grandchildren, with faint nostalgia?
  • The last article on Friday, I will wrap up the above and decide if the BBC's policy for BBC Three is a good one. 


All questions
Are there any plans to add Living TV to freeview?1
Can I recieve tv on my computer by connecting to my digital roof aeriel. 2
My Freeview box has ITV and BBC channels on 898, 855 and 8993
How come ITV (on Freeview at least) is not running subtitles on most of the prog4
Do all freeview set top boxes have the same problems - they freeze up get stuck 5
In this section
BBC salami-slicing returns to overnight services?1
#GreatBBC campaign launched2
Goodbye BBC Red Button!3
Want to know how much the BBC spend in England, Scotland, Wales and NI per home?4
S4C and Welsh Exceptionalism?5
BBC future: make sure you make the deadline6

Comments
Monday, 2 February 2015
Richard Cleverley
1:23 PM

Where is the first article then?

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Briantist
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7:30 PM

Richard Cleverley: Really sorry, I have a broken wrist... BBC Three week: the history of BBC Three

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jb38
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11:32 PM

Briantist: Although fully appreciating your present predicament of suffering from a somewhat debilitating wrist problem, however, once you are back in the swing of things I was wondering if you could update the info with regards to Vintage TV on LCN242, as it still appears on all of the Mux channel programme listings as being on COM5 when its actually on COM4.

Thanks / JB

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Friday, 6 March 2015
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geoffrey o'neill
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9:42 PM
Stockton-on-tees

could we have another local radio station tees radio would be my chose at the moment Newcastle is the nearest.

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