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Whataday10,034 posts since 13 Sep 2001
Three questions:

1. When BBC Four launches, will BBC Choice rebrand as BBC 3?

2. Will shows such as 60secs be on the new BBC 3 channel?

3. Why is the government refusing BBC 3 when it allowed BBC Choice, if they are going to be simular?
RW
1 - No

2 - Yes

3 - Because they haven't got a clue
benjiman
1. No, as the government haven't yet given the go-ahead.

2. Yes

3. No idea.
NickyS1,570 posts since 1 Apr 2001
Quote:
Whataday on 3:12 pm on Feb. 6, 2002
Three questions:

1.  When BBC Four launches, will BBC Choice rebrand as BBC 3?

2.  Will shows such as 60secs be on the new BBC 3 channel?

3.  Why is the government refusing BBC 3 when it allowed BBC Choice, if they are going to be simular?


1. No I doubt it very much
2. Yes - in the proposals there is a 15 minutes news show
3. The government refused permission because they didn't think the original plans were different enough from what was already available. The government didn't have to approve BBC Choice - it's only recently that the government decided all new digital channels had to be approved. Also the new BBC3 will be quite different from BBC Choice.
CrystalAvenger
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NickyS on 3:51 pm on Feb. 6, 2002
The government didn't have to approve BBC Choice - it's only recently that the government decided all new digital channels had to be approved.
All new channels from the BBC surely - otherwise they would be very busy Very Happy
tvmercia3,605 posts since 16 Sep 2001
i reakon the dcms will approve the plans this time round, as the government are hankering after the analogue switch-off - and the bbc's channels will be at the centre-piece of the free to view digital channel package.
Larry Scutta
1) No

2) Maybe, but probably in a diffrent duration/form

3) because it would have been seen as being a walkover if they just said yes to everything
RW
How could '60 Seconds' have a different duration?? Very Happy Very Happy
Larry Scutta
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RW on 10:54 pm on Feb. 6, 2002
How could '60 Seconds' have a different duration?? Very Happy Very Happy


Yeah yeah.... as mentioned BBC3 will have a 15 minute news programme, therefore it would be the 60 seconds programme in a diffrent form