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BBC Three is constantly innovating and experimenting to provoke thought, entertain and make our audiences laugh with all kinds of new British talent, and new formats.

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Regional content: National channel with no regional content or variations. For full details of broadcaster contacts, see the link icon BBC Three page.

Official site: See the link icon BBC Three website.

From Wikipedia: 80 is original, covering all genres, from current affairs, to drama, to comedy to animation. BBC Three has a unique 60 Seconds format for its news bulletins. This was adopted so that operation of the channel could be completely automated, without the complication of dealing with variable length live news broadcasts. - link icon read more about BBC Three on wikipedia (summary by Clipped).

Freeview multiplex: BBC Three is on multiplex PSB1 in england flagscotland flagnorthernireland flagwales flag.

This channel carries a subtitles service for the deaf, hard of hearing and quiet environments.

Saturday, 12 March 2022
Valerie Carr
2:15 PM

I cannot get access to BBC3 despite living in North West England.

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Valerie Carr's 1 post GB flag

9:58 PM

Valerie Carr :

There are dozens of transmitters in the North West, some main and some relays but as you haven't given a full postcode, we don't know which one.
That said, BBC3 is available from all transmitters in SD and HD (HD assumes you have an HD/T2 tuner in your TV).
If you get BBC1 and BBC2 then you should get BBC3, same with BBC1 HD and BBC2 HD you should get BBC3 HD.
Did you retune at the end of January?
BBC3 (SD) is at LCN23 in your EPG and BBC3 HD is at LCN109 in your EPG.

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