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Old 21-05-2020, 01:19   #1306
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Does anyone watch BBC 3?
I did when it was linear. I still like their stuff even though Iím a bit older than the target audience now. But itís only broadcast late at night on BBC1 so I tend to miss it.
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Old 21-05-2020, 06:29   #1307
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They say they are bringing it back to linear because they can get a bigger audience.

The proof is in the pudding.

We wait and see.
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Old 21-05-2020, 12:10   #1308
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Re: Linear is old tech - on demand is the future

Yes I watch BBC 3 when shown on BBC 1 . . . and I am 72. This Country and Normal People
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Old 21-05-2020, 13:25   #1309
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Does anyone watch BBC 3?
Well, 16m people watched Normal People!
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Old 21-05-2020, 13:27   #1310
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Some further information on programs on the forthcoming Sky Nature and Sky Documentaries

https://www.skygroup.sky/en-gb/artic...and-sky-nature
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Old 21-05-2020, 19:13   #1313
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l just hope its not at the expense of BBC Four as it would be sad to lose that channel as they have some good content on there.

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That would be nice but given the BBC has only a finite amount of license payers money to go around l would say it was very very unlikely.
Jfman believes that a linear TV station can be run for tuppence, so it really shouldnít even a problem, Den. 😂

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But isn't linear tv dead?
Not yet itís not. Donít know where you got that from.

Ask that question again in the next decade.
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Old 21-05-2020, 19:44   #1315
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Jfman believes that a linear TV station can be run for tuppence, so it really shouldnít even a problem, Den. 😂
He never said that...
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Old 21-05-2020, 19:54   #1316
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The reports of its death are greatly exaggerated
Those reports that prophesy that within the next five years certainly are.

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I did when it was linear. I still like their stuff even though Iím a bit older than the target audience now. But itís only broadcast late at night on BBC1 so I tend to miss it.
Can you not just record it, Chris, or alternatively view it on the non-linear BBC I-Player?

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Jfman believes that a linear TV station can be run for tuppence, so it really shouldnít even a problem, Den. 😂.
Iíd prefer you addressed actual points I made rather than throw up ludicrous straw men out of desperation.

The BBC 3 situation is a case in point for my argument. The BBC are making all of the content anyway, however not getting the reach or the viewers by streaming alone. Why cut their nose off to spite their face to make you happy?
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Old 21-05-2020, 20:34   #1318
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He never said that...
He pretty much did! I'll quote the post number if you like!

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I’d prefer you addressed actual points I made rather than throw up ludicrous straw men out of desperation.

The BBC 3 situation is a case in point for my argument. The BBC are making all of the content anyway, however not getting the reach or the viewers by streaming alone. Why cut their nose off to spite their face to make you happy?
You are being ridiculous, and you know it. My view that the linear channels will disappear by 2035 has nothing to do with their relative success in 2020. The golden era has past, and in the future they will be clinging on for fear of their impending demise.

Are you backtracking on your previous claims, jfman? They are here for all to see on this very thread.

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We've done this one. Costs buttons to maintain a linear presence if you own the content anyway.
Oh, look!

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He pretty much did! I'll quote the post number if you like!

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You are being ridiculous, and you know it. My view that the linear channels will disappear by 2035 has nothing to do with their relative success in 2020. The golden era has past, and in the future they will be clinging on for fear of their impending demise.

Are you backtracking on your previous claims, jfman? They are here for all to see on this very thread.
Please do
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Please do
I just did, but from a different thread. It's on here too but I can't be arsed to trawl through 88 pages!
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