‘It could redefine public service broadcasting in the digital age’: assessing the BBC’s proposals for moving BBC Three online

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    In November 2015 the BBC Trust gave its final approval for BBC Three to cease broadcasting on television in the UK and become an online-only entity. The decision is a landmark moment in the history of BBC Television, and has significant implications for BBC planning in relation to the continued transition from broadcast television to streaming and download services. In this article the original proposals for BBC Three’s move online are assessed, and are discussed within the wider context of current BBC policy. It is argued that the rationale used for moving BBC Three online is based on arguments that vary in the extent to which they are backed by evidence. It is also argued that the plans have significant regulatory implications for the future of BBC Television and for the television licence fee in the UK.
    LanguageEnglish
    Article number24(2)
    Pages152–167
    Number of pages16
    JournalConvergence
    VolumeOnline
    Early online date27 Jul 2016
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2018

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    • public value tests
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