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Neil Jones5,646 posts since 23 Dec 2001
Central (West) Midlands Today
A CBBC extra type of thing as the down time loop from 9pm-7am? Would the trust accept that as a useful use of the time?

Back in the old days when Freeview had BBC Red Button on 301 and 302 the CBBC Extra stream would appear there when there was nothing else to show on it. This had the effect of CBBC Extra occasionally spending more time on air on 301 than the channel (then on 30, later 70, later whatever it's on now) it was being an extra to.

However I very much doubt 9pm-7am would get the Extra loop; if you're going to do that you may as well just extend CBBC to a 24hr service and have done with it.

Has the CBBC brand been rolled out internationally at all or is it just CBeebies?

Just CBeebies.

Though many CBBC shows do air abroad (those made in house by/for the BBC I should say, rather than those made in conjunction with other broadcasters), the CBBC brand is probably only limited in that regard to end-caps.

Sign of a good brand when you can spin it off across the globe with considerable success. I take it CBeebies internationally has similar presentation to the UK channel?
Robert Williams726 posts since 25 Jan 2003
London London
ah, and I see CBBC now appears on the Programmes website, which it didn't for a while: http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/programmes/schedules/2016/04/11#evening

It's always been there, although most CBBC and CBeebies programmes annoyingly redirect to their own websites leaving their programme pages impossible to view.

BBC Three needs removing, not updating.

I suppose they could do with removing the icon, but not the schedules which, as with all BBC channels, are archived back to 2007 - or at least they should be, for some reason BBC Three is now defaulting to the HD schedule, meaning that schedules prior to December 2013 cannot currently be viewed.