That promo sums it up though - the content is on the iPlayer first and foremost. The BBC3 connection will be very much secondary.
I don't understand why you are alleging anything as 'secondary'? It will commission output in the same way, no 'connection' has been lost for the customer (the viewer).
The way people access TV programmes has changed.
Perhaps this is the way broadcasters will go in the future, but I don't see this as a reduction in the quality of programming available, and I don't see your argument that it would do so.
The BBC have been forced to cut costs because of a frozen Licence Fee for 6 years. I would rather pay an extra £10 to get back the quality/services we had, but that isn't going to happen.
This is the best way of retaining something important: BBC Three is innovative and cheaper if without the infrastructure of a linear broadcast network.
BBC FOUR will probably be next, but again without a change of name. It's just evolution for the broadcasting industry, and may manage to keep the BBC alive, despite continuous Government attempts (of all colours) to destroy it.
Last edited by Stuart on 5 December 2015 6:29pm