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BBC Three transforms BBC’s offer for young people as online first channel


Tomorrow, BBC Three will become the first TV channel in the world to make the switch from linear broadcast channel to online first destination. It’s a pretty exciting concept and will be interesting to see how they make it work.

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The reinvented BBC Three will offer TV shows to stream and download through new home The Best Of (live from 12:00hrs on 16/02/16) and BBC Three on iPlayer and start publishing a range of daily content through its new, mobile first platform, The Daily Drop (live now).

The home of Gavin & Stacey, Being Human and Our War will continue to make brand new original British comedies like People Just Do Nothing, Cuckoo and Murder In Successville, new contemporary British drama like Thirteen, Clique and Doctor Who spin-off Class, thought-provoking British documentaries like Life And Death Row and Suicide And Me and distinctive current affairs programming like Black Power and Is This Rape? Sex on Trial – all made exclusively for BBC Three’s 16-34 target audience and with the best new talent of comedians, directors, actors, writers and filmmakers.

All long form programmes will be available to stream and download through BBC Three’s new home The Best Of and BBC Three on iPlayer on over 10’000 devices including connected TV’s, mobile and tablet apps, browsers, set-top boxes, games consoles, media streamers and BBC Red Button+ before airing on BBC One or BBC Two at a later date.

BBC Three Switchover

CREDIT: BBC Three’s new platforms The Best Of and The Daily Drop

The Best Of and BBC Three on iPlayer will feature box sets of some of BBC Three’s most loved shows including Little Britain, Him & Her and Gavin & Stacey and some of BBC Three’s award winning shows including Murdered By My Boyfriend and Our World War.

Check out a showreel of some of the things coming up here:

The second part of BBC Three’s new offering is a daily stream of content including short films, animation, blogs and news and sport updates delivered through new platform The Daily Drop and BBC Three’s YouTube Channel and social media accounts including Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat – yes BBC Three will be snapping away. 

Updated throughout the day The Daily Drop will curate original content produced by the BBC Three team, original content from partners across the BBC including BBC sport, BBC Trending, Radio 1 and Newsbeat as well highlighting BBC content that appeals to BBC Three’s 16-34 target audience. The Daily Drop will link to the best third-party content that appeals to young people from sites in the UK and internationally. 

There seems to be lots of content and lots in production, so it’ll be great to see it all appear.

You can check out another showreel of what this will look like here:

BBC Three will allow the majority of its short form content to be embedded by third parties on their sites so they can include it in its entirety. All BBC Three content in The Best Of and The Daily Drop will be tagged around themed topics, strands, talent names and programme titles to aid discovery and allow audiences to easily discover related content.

Tonight BBC Three will air a range of classic BBC Three shows including The Mighty Boosh, Little Britain, Don’t Tell The Bride, Cuckoo and at 9pm James Corden introduces Gavin & Stacey. So if you don’t have any plans already, you might want to give it a watch. 

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