BBC 3 goes off-air tonight.
chrisjbrady at gmail.com
Tue Feb 16 01:17:17 PST 2016
To cater for the yoof market BBC 3 is going online only. However this
is on the proviso that all ex-BBC 3 programmes are aired at least once
on the 'mature' channels BBC 1 / 2 / 4.
This latter is to the disgust of older than average licence fee payers
- there's too much 'yoof' stuff on ITV as it is - now the Beeb is
following the trend. Huh - just how many times do you want to watch
"Don't Tell The Bride'? But that's moving to Sky 1 later this year.
Anyway I've just done a GiP cache refresh for Radio and TV and the
former was as long as usual, the latter quite short.
BTW I wonder if the recent outages were caused by the Beeb engineers
removing BBC 3 content from the iPlayer servers? The moot point being
whether BBC 3 online content will be available via iPlayer and
Family Guy is moving to BBC 2 AND ITV 2!!! Yet American Dad seems to
be left out.
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