BBC 3 goes off-air tonight.

Colin Law clanlaw at
Wed Feb 17 05:31:55 PST 2016

On 17 February 2016 at 13:03, Rochford, Steve <s.rochford at> wrote:
>> 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
> Surely the reason that BBC3 is going on-line only is because younger people don't watch live TV but they do watch stuff on tablets, phones etc at a time that suits them. It wouldn't surprise me to find that live audiences for some of the BBC3 programmes were vanishingly small but if you include the on-line audience then you get good numbers.

I believe the principle reason is that they need to cut costs.


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