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BBC THREE New Frequency on HotBird-13C @13.0E 2022

BBC THREE New Frequency on HotBird-13C @13.0E 2022

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BBC Three is a British free-to-air television channel owned and operated by BBC, on-air regularly from 7.00pm to around 4.00am, timesharing with CBBC (which starts at 7:00am). It was first launched in 2003 with programmes targeting 16 to 34-year-olds, covering all genres like animation, comedy, current affairs, and drama series.[1] The television channel closed down in 2016 and was replaced by an online-only BBC Three streaming channel. After six years of being online-only, BBC Three returned to linear television on 1 February 2022.

BBC Three is the BBC’s youth-orientated television channel, its remit to provide “innovative programming” to a target audience of viewers between 16 and 34 years old, leveraging technology as well as new talent. Unlike its commercial rivals, 90% of BBC Three’s output originated from the United Kingdom. Notable exceptions were Family Guy and American Dad! (both of them originating in the United States). It also carries occasional BBC Sport programming as an overflow for the BBC’s other channels.

Following budget cuts at the BBC, the linear channel ceased operations on 16 February 2016, despite public opposition, replaced by a BBC Three-branded streaming channel on the iPlayer. It returned to broadcast television in the form of a late-night strand on BBC One on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday nights since March 2019. On 2 March 2021, the BBC confirmed that it planned to relaunch BBC Three’s linear television channel in 2022 subject to regulatory approval, which was approved in November that year.


In mid-2000, the BBC decided to reposition and rebrand their two digital channels so that they could be more closely linked to the well established BBC One and BBC Two. Their plan was for BBC Knowledge to be replaced with BBC Four—which took place in 2002—and for BBC Choice to be replaced with BBC Three. However, questions were raised over the proposed format of the new BBC Three, as some thought the new format would be too similar to the BBC’s commercial rivals, namely ITV2 and E4, and would be unnecessary competition. The channel was eventually given the go ahead, eleven months after the original launch date, and was born on 9 February 2003.The channel was launched by Stuart Murphy, who previously ran BBC Choice, and before that UK Play, the now-discontinued UKTV music and comedy channel. At 33, Murphy was still the youngest channel controller in the country, a title he had held since launching UK Play at the age of 26; although on 20 October 2005 it was announced that Murphy was soon to leave the channel to work in commercial television. On 12 May 2011, BBC Three was added to the Sky EPG in the Republic of Ireland on channel 229. It was later moved to channel 210 on 3 July 2012, to free up space for new channels.

For the duration of the 2012 Summer Olympics, BBC Three increased its broadcasting hours to 24 hours to provide extra coverage of Olympic events. Broadcast hours were extended again for the 2014 Commonwealth Games with BBC Three broadcasting from 9:00 am to 4:00 am for the duration of the games. On 16 July 2013 the BBC announced that a high-definition (HD) simulcast of BBC Three would be launched by early 2014. The channel launched on 10 December 2013.

The former controller of the station, Zai Bennett, left to join Sky Atlantic in July 2014, at which point BBC Three commissioner Sam Bickley became acting controller.

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