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Old 22-05-2020, 18:36   #16
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Re: BBC3 coming back?

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It's not necessarily the contradiction it first appears. The BBC still has to make BBC3 programming because it is charter-bound to cater for that target audience. However if it has evidence that delivering it online reaches substantially fewer of the people it's made for, then they have a cost effectiveness problem. The BBC also already owns a shedload of broadcast technology and infrastructure and has the expertise in house; it's not even clear that they would have to rent transmitter or transponder space in order to bring BBC3 back because they always have some in reserve. The additional cost in absolute terms is minimal, and the cost per viewer is possibly actually lower.
all valid points but if that is the case then they never should have shutdown BBC 3 in the first place.
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all valid points but if that is the case then they never should have shutdown BBC 3 in the first place.
Well yes, agree with you on that. It seemed to be a trendy 'young people just watch streaming TV' decision. They have been producing some good output under the BBC3 brand, but very few have seen it. Some of it has gone on BBC1, but at idiotic times of night. Even young people watch linear TV; some of them even pay their TV licence ...
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all valid points but if that is the case then they never should have shutdown BBC 3 in the first place.
They said at the time they thought it was too soon to experiment with a streaming-only BBC channel but the need to save money was the driver. I think the key justification for bringing it back is the ‘cost per viewer’ and the research evidence that the channel’s reduced reach is reversible if they put it back on broadcast platforms.
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