BBC Three will be granted prominence within platforms’ EPGs when the youth -skewing network re-introduces a linear channel.
The UK regulator Ofcom has launched a full competition assessment into the BBC’s proposal to launch BBC Three as a TV channel.
BBC Three is to return to linear transmission, six years after it went online.
The BBC says it is “considering the case” for bringing back BBC Three for linear transmission. It’s also expected to receive an increase to its programming budget.
The debut of new BBC Three drama Normal People has given the online channel its best week ever, more than doubling the previous record.
Four years after it moved online, the BBC is considering a full return to terrestrial screens for youth-skewing channel BBC Three.
Thirteen, BBC Three’s most successful show since the channel moved to online alone, has pulled in an iPlayer audience on a par with the hit series Sherlock.
BBC Three has become the first mainstream television channel to move from linear to solely online distribution.
BBC Three has introduced new branding ahead of its move to an online only channel.
Digital UK has begun a consultation on how to reallocate BBC Three’s channel position once the service drops its linear service in February.