Since being off-air as a dedicated linear channel five years ago, the BBC Three commission has included ‘Normal People,’ Killing Eve ‘and’ Flabag ‘. The BBC has confirmed that BBC Three, its youth-skewed brand which was discontinued as a dedicated broadcast channel due to cuts in 2016, is back on TV screens.
The idea had been plundered since 2020, with the BBC confirming on Tuesday that BBC Three would return in January 2022.
Has been something of a hitmaker for the BBC Three broadcaster, including Killing Eve, Fleabag, and Normal People. Its investment in commissions is set to double over the next two and reach a wider audience.
“BBC Three is a BBC success story, backing creativity, new talent, and brave ideas have resulted in hit after hit, from Fleabag and Man Like Mobeen, Ru Paul’s Drag Race the U
K and Jesy Nelson’s Odd One Out, to Normal People and This Country,” said the BBC’s chief content officer Charlotte Moore.
“The BBC needs to succeed and make its programs reach as young as possible to the young people where they live,” Moore said. So regardless of the debate about the past, we want to give BBC Three our broadcast channel again. It has exciting, ground-breaking content, that deserves the highest possible audience and will provide the most value using a broadcast channel as well as iPlayer. “