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Frank Hovis

Goodbye Bbc3

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It broadcast its last programmes yesterday and now moves to iPlayer & Youtube. As I may have mentioned once or twice :rolleyes: I have no TV so doesn't affect me but it seems a bit odd. This means one less reason to have a TV. I know the long-term BBC aim (broadband tax) but I can't see the current government sanctioning that. I'm not saying it will become a flood but this will mean a slight increase in the amount of programnmes watched online and make more people wonder why they bother to have a TV that costs £145.50 a year as well as purchase price.

The move to online was first proposed in 2014 and was approved by the BBC Trust in November.

The Trust said there was "clear public value in moving BBC Three online, as independent evidence shows younger audiences are watching more online and watching less linear TV".

BBC Director General Tony Hall has said the move will save the corporation £30m.

It does seem to be a good:

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http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-35578867

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First night with no BBC3. :(
Our bedroom TV is fixated on channel 7. You switch it on, that's it's preferred channel.

Actually there was a trailer for the death row thing showing but I channel hopped away.

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Odd that that "W" channel has sprung up at the same time, complete with former BBC employees, and Eastenders.

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Cannot remember where I read it - maybe a printed Sunday paper - but someone was saying the age of the BBC's average viewer is raidly heading to 60.

Soon, the only people who watch the BBC will be the people who do not have to pay for it.

Fck arn;t they?

My kdsbarely watch it.

They like Arthur + Dragons cartoon. neither made by the BBC.

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I know the long-term BBC aim (broadband tax) but I can't see the current government sanctioning that.

Not so much broadband tax as a universal levy covering all media devices.

But yeah, its probably a government or two away from implementation.

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Cannot remember where I read it - maybe a printed Sunday paper - but someone was saying the age of the BBC's average viewer is raidly heading to 60.

Soon, the only people who watch the BBC will be the people who do not have to pay for it.

Fck arn;t they?

My kdsbarely watch it.

They like Arthur + Dragons cartoon. neither made by the BBC.

If only they would drop it to £50 and just do a news channel on each major media platform. Fulfil their political propaganda function and stop doing second rate commercial programming at our expense.

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If only they would drop it to £50 and just do a news channel on each major media platform. Fulfil their political propaganda function and stop doing second rate commercial programming at our expense.

To inform: the news they think you ought to hear to start thinking like they do, 9% of the spend

Educate: um, pass. Well I quite like "More or Less" on R4 but that's a very low budget effort put together in his spare time by a FT journalist, 1% of the spend if that

Entertain: rip off whatever ITV is doing and compete with them on sports rights, 90% of the spend on this with tosh like Eastenders and The Voice.

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Cannot remember where I read it - maybe a printed Sunday paper - but someone was saying the age of the BBC's average viewer is raidly heading to 60.

Soon, the only people who watch the BBC will be the people who do not have to pay for it.

Fck arn;t they?

My kdsbarely watch it.

They like Arthur + Dragons cartoon. neither made by the BBC.

There was an article in the FT a couple days ago that referenced the 60 average age figure. It has struck me in the past that many BBC programmes are specifically designed as background noise for care homes. Maybe they really are?

The median for BBC was 34 or something around there, with under 20% of viewers under the age of 25. If they were trying to target a youth audience, they weren't doing a very good job of it.

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