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BBC Four to become archive channel (p15)

Arts content moves to BBC2, BBC3 budget doubled

PF
PFMC84 UTV Newsline
And regarding platform neutrality, they threw that idea out when they decided to launch BBC TWO NI in HD on terrestrial and cable, but not on satellite.
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Brekkie Wales Wales Today
And on that note it makes no sense that they won't add the larger regions where they can to Freeview and Cable as satellite viewers won't actually lose anything.
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JetixFann450 STV Central Reporting Scotland
To be fair though, the lack of communication did lead viewers into thinking that BBC Three would end up becoming a "streaming linear channel" in a sense and similarity of other streaming channels/services like Pluto TV. No one thought it meant they were trying to just put programmes on a "section" in iPlayer.

It's a bit contradictory that the BBC can't afford to run a BBC Three live-stream channel, but launch a FA Cup Channel stream (granted, this was probably a Red Button feed broadcast) as a way to stream more coverage? Live-streaming is cost effective and allows more space for programming rather than sharing the space with CBBC.
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dosxuk Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
No one thought it meant they were trying to just put programmes on a "section" in iPlayer.


You mean apart from all the people who were saying exactly that? Nobody on here believed they were going to keep a linear channel for a start.
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Josh


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JF
JetixFann450 STV Central Reporting Scotland
No one thought it meant they were trying to just put programmes on a "section" in iPlayer.


You mean apart from all the people who were saying exactly that? Nobody on here believed they were going to keep a linear channel for a start.

Well exactly. The advertising was confusing as it simply just said "Online" or "Streaming now" as the move was being promoted. Not to mention a lack of "scheduling" when episodes were being uploaded when the channel launched online. Not even any times of when episodes were being published. Even had a Points of View segment complaining about that:


https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03vs0yw
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JAS84 Yorkshire Look North (E.Yorks & Lincs)
Josh posted:



Won't that be confusing, advertising a BBC Three show with a specific timeslot? Of course, that's because the programme was really on BBC One.
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TIGHazard Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
JAS84 posted:
Josh posted:



Won't that be confusing, advertising a BBC Three show with a specific timeslot? Of course, that's because the programme was really on BBC One.



No difference to advertising something exclusively live on iPlayer with a set time, I would say.
PF
PFMC84 UTV Newsline
That menu still in Gill Sans... Come on BBC, how long has Reith been in the pipeline?
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noggin Founding member
To be fair though, the lack of communication did lead viewers into thinking that BBC Three would end up becoming a "streaming linear channel" in a sense and similarity of other streaming channels/services like Pluto TV. No one thought it meant they were trying to just put programmes on a "section" in iPlayer.


I don't know anyone who thought that. It was pretty clear that the move online was a move to VOD, as. they discussed the savings in closing the linear channel operation as part of the announcement. (Those savings were in playout, not distribution - as the CBBC issue meant that there were effectively little-to-no distribution savings)
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paul_hadley London London
JAS84 posted:
Josh posted:



Won't that be confusing, advertising a BBC Three show with a specific timeslot? Of course, that's because the programme was really on BBC One.

Plus what makes that show a BBC Three show when Killing Eve is iPlayer despite also really being BBC Three too?
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Steve Williams
when Killing Eve is iPlayer despite also really being BBC Three too?


Series 1 of Killing Eve was a BBC3 show, Series 2 onwards have been BBC1 and iPlayer.

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