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ukbobboy
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BBC 3 will soon be online only

Dear Forum Members

 

BBC has announced that to save money BBC 3 will be an online TV station, which I initially believed was a bad idea but now I think it's a good way to go.

 

However, I was just wondering if the BBC will develop a separate app/channel for BBC 3, like BBC News, or will it be  part of the iPlayer?

 

I'm just throwing the question out there.

 

UK Bob

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BicBasher
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Re: BBC 3 will soon be online only

The new BBC Three will become a brand of iPlayer.   Just like Radio 1's page, it'll have programming and exclusive content.

 

However, some BBC Three shows will be shown late on BBC1 and BBC2 so that you can watch on normal tv.

 

 

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@ukbobboy I'd expect it to remain as a channel within the iPlayer, but behave like Radio 1

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How will the BBC3 content be distributed. Will there still be a live stream element (with fixed program times). And if so, what will the stream quality will be like?

 

Currently, all of the BBC's live stream content is pretty poor quality, especially when there's a lot of motion...

ukbobboy
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Re: BBC 3 will soon be online only

Dear DSM & other Forum Members

 

You know, I totally agree with your questions, because in order for BBC 3 to work properly it would have stream pre-recorded programmes just like catch-up TV.  Live streaming, especially at peak viewing times, I believe just wouldn't work. Simply because, just like traffic during rush hour, the Internet has peak congestion times which would make "live TV" virtually impossible to watch.

 

However, if the "fix times" element of  the new online BBC 3 was left out then, and only then, would the channel work, similarly to the way You Tube or iPlayer works now.

 

 

UK Bob

 

 

 

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Re: BBC 3 will soon be online only

The new BBC Three will become a brand of iPlayer.   Just like Radio 1's page, it'll have programming and exclusive content.

 

However, some BBC Three shows will be shown late on BBC1 and BBC2 so that you can watch on normal tv.

 

 

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caseyb1993
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I hope family guy and american dad will still be shown as on the iPlayer app when it is live, we get 'due to licensing restrictions we cannot play this programme here'.

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@caseyb1993 wrote:

I hope family guy and american dad will still be shown as on the iPlayer app when it is live, we get 'due to licensing restrictions we cannot play this programme here'.


@caseyb1993 New Family Guy is moving to ITV2 and will be on ITV Hub.  American Dad will also be on ITV2/Hub and older episodes of FG will be repeated on BBC Two or you can continue to watch FG on FOX via the live stream or American Dad on NOW TV Ent catch-up.

 

 

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@BicBasher Thanks! Smiley Happy

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