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BBC confirms BBC Three to become online only

Well the news is confirmed by the Beeb in a press release:

"Today the BBC has announced plans, subject to the approval of the BBC Trust, to close BBC Three as a broadcast TV channel in autumn 2015.

The plans would mean –

* The BBC saving over £50 million a year
* £30 million of that going into drama on BBC One
* BBC Three being reinvented as a new and innovative online service
* The freed-up spectrum being used to extend CBBC by an hour a night and to provide a BBC One +1 service"

The release goes on to claim BBC Three has the largest audience of young people in the UK before badging the changes as an innovation rather than cost cutting.

Last updated: 06/08/2018 19:50:39

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