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NickyS1,570 posts since 1 Apr 2001
Should you care to see what the new proposals for BBC Three are check out the DCMS website ..
DCMS website
I found it under press releases!
The key changes are :-
Around 15% of hours broadcast and more than a third of programmes made for the channel would be news, current affairs, education, music and the arts.
A clear focus on the mindset, lifestyle and needs of young adults aged 25-34 (but also attracting younger and older viewers).
More interactivity - at least 20% of our output would be supported interactively.


(Edited by NickyS at 2:08 pm on Dec. 7, 2001)
william658 posts since 7 Jun 2001
'News A dedicated 15 minute weekday news programme in peak time; Further news bulletins hourly to midnight every day;'

Why no 60 seconds at 1am any longer then, or is it the case that that's not been ruled out, but its not being guaranteed either.

I hope the bit about 'a soundtrack throughout the channel' is not meant literally!

Is the start time still fixed at 7pm each day?

William


(Edited by William at 2:13 pm on Dec. 7, 2001)
The Crowdman
Quote:
Quote: from William on 2:12 pm on Dec. 7, 2001[brIs the start time still fixed at 7pm each day?

BBC3 will share airtime with either Cboo... sorry, Cbeebies or CBBC Channel so presumably somewhere around that time, or maybe six, depending on how the BBC wanna split it...
NickyS1,570 posts since 1 Apr 2001
The Crowdman posted:
Quote:
Quote: from William on 2:12 pm on Dec. 7, 2001[brIs the start time still fixed at 7pm each day?

BBC3 will share airtime with either Cboo... sorry, Cbeebies or CBBC Channel so presumably somewhere around that time, or maybe six, depending on how the BBC wanna split it...

It will be 7pm ... adn although sharing space with one of the kids channels (sorry can't remember which one it is I think it's Cbeebies) it will actually be on a separate EPG number so there won't be the sudden change from kids to adult at 7pm
RW
I'm glad they've changed their minds about the start time - it was to have been 8pm which seemed far too late to me. There's a pretty hefty document at http://www.bbc.co.uk/consult which I haven't been bothered to read yet, but it all seems perfectly reasonable to me so far. As long as Liquid News continues, and they stop showing 90 minutes of Robot Wars every night I think it'll be fine. I just hope Tessa Jowell agrees this time.