BBC 3 goes off-air tonight.

CJB chrisjbrady at
Tue Feb 16 17:26:26 PST 2016

But I do miss Family Guy and American Dad which - despite all the
repeats - I used to enjoy watching most nights before retiring. My
broadband is well capped - too low for watching stuff online 'live' so
to speak - so I guess its over to a seedbox and torrenting. Strange
attitude of the Beeb to actually force viewers to have to do this
though. And I wonder if the BBC 3 yoof market can be ar$ed to watch
stuff 'live' too. Somehow with modern lives so ephemeral I doubt it.
Massive FAIL for the Beeb. CJB

On 16/02/2016, Peter S Kirk <peter.kirk at> wrote:
> On 16 Feb 2016 at 9:17, CJB CJB <chrisjbrady at> wrote:
>> 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
>> get_iplayer?
>> Family Guy is moving to BBC 2 AND ITV 2!!! Yet American Dad seems to
>> be left out.
>> CJB
> I can count on the fingers of one hand how many BBC3 programmes I have
> watched in their entirety since it launched. Some seem interesting from TV
> guide blurb, but after 1-7 minutes it is change channel time.
> BBC4 used to be offer a reasonable range of programmes, but last year or so
> it has degenerated to arty Yentob type rubbish.
> Coming soon on BBC4 the Great British Paint By Numbers Another Renaissance
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