They've not announced a specific date but I think did say end of January for the closure with a barker to follow for a month, whch is what the calendar shows.
Still think it is absolutely ridiculous that it's closing before the BBC have stated what they plan to use the space for, especially as BBC1+1 was quite rightly rejected. IMO a rejigged BBC3 with less original content but making better use of narrative repeats from BBC1 and BBC2 (vaguely on target, but a bit broader than before) should have been the way forward with CBBC only getting the 7pm hour, then BBC3 airing from 8-2am, with 11.30-2am basically a repeat of 9-11.30pm and Top Gear or Don't Tell the Bride repeats airing at 8pm.
P.S. Could the BBC avoid losing the slot on the EPG
by tweaking their channel line up before it closes and basically getting the BBC Red Button into the main section of the EPG. If ITV4+1 and ITVBe+1 can be used to claim an LCN despite only broadcasting 4-6am then I see no reason why BBC Red Button can't move from 601 to 9 (or at least 23) considering it has a fuller schedule of programmes.
Last edited by Brekkie on 31 December 2015 1:19pm
Turns out nobody had 2020 vision.