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Started by darkhorse on Feb 15, 2016 6:29:48 PM
Your memories of BBC3....

..before it goes online only.

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Shadrack22 - 16 Feb 2016 08:54:50 (#1 of 68)

Some innovative comedies:

Monkey Dust

The Smoking Room

The Mighty Boosh

Little Britain

Drop Dead Gorgeous

Imported comedy such as Family Guy.

To jog your memory:

http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2013-02-07/which-is-the-best-bbc3-show-of-all-time

EchoChamber - 16 Feb 2016 08:58:37 (#2 of 68)

I saw a fantastic documentary on BBC3 the other day, called Hidden Homeless. Worth seeking out on iPlayer; a warning though, it is heartbreaking. Presented by a musician called Professor Green, and what a wonderful presenter he was, insightful, compassionate, allowed the people featured to talk about their issues. A shame a station that can make such programmes is off the air.

I'm going to miss my Family Guy hit, as well.

Rendered - 16 Feb 2016 09:00:26 (#3 of 68)

I liked it when it was BBC Choice.

EchoChamber - 16 Feb 2016 09:01:33 (#4 of 68)

Was that when it showed Ideal?

Hidden Homeless:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b070jqms

Moominmamma12 - 16 Feb 2016 09:03:59 (#5 of 68)

It does seem ridiculous that it is off air when Sky One survives. But maybe all channels will be off air in ten or twenty years. On demand only. Already lots of people watch no live TV at all.

milhouse - 16 Feb 2016 09:06:19 (#6 of 68)

Live TV will last longer than a lot of people think, though I don't think there will be that many channels soon. Why would you pay for a broadcast licence or space on a satellite or whatever when you can, effectively, just stick your content on youtube? If you have a decent broadband connection there's no real difference in quality these days: all my French TV comes down the fat pipe anyway.

Pinkgum - 16 Feb 2016 09:08:21 (#7 of 68)

Him and Her

Especially the real time wedding series, painful to watch but brilliant.

Excellent documentaries - particularly about mental health and disability.

The moving of BBC 3 is a real "fuck you" to young people.

Rumors at media city suggest that its making way for a +1 channel.

invicta - 16 Feb 2016 09:12:00 (#8 of 68)

Why would you pay for a broadcast licence or space on a satellite or whatever when you can, effectively, just stick your content on youtube?

Because you won't make any money that way? Google is a bloodsucker.

Moschops - 16 Feb 2016 09:14:44 (#9 of 68)

Are there an youtubers making money from providing high quality, thoughtful content. the only ones I have seen all seem to be frothy annoying arseholes.

milhouse - 16 Feb 2016 09:15:51 (#10 of 68)

I only said 'effectively' stick it on YouTube. Perfectly possible to have a subscription stream. Ask the porn sites.

But there are also plenty of people making money through YouTube Red.

Moominmamma12 - 16 Feb 2016 09:17:03 (#11 of 68)

a real "fuck you" to young people.

Like most things at the moment.

carterbrandon - 16 Feb 2016 09:19:00 (#12 of 68)

It's all very well not having schedules, but how does the country get to know when something good's coming up?

Case in point, I've gathered there's a third series of Cuckoo going on it, but only from trailers on a channel that soon won't be there (so that won't work next time) But from what day exactly will it be there? And will it be available all at once, or one episode a week? And where's the equivalent of Series Link, to make it easy to grab them from my list of saved progs? Without communicating these kind of things, ratings will plummet.

They are doing a weird thing with Pulling too. I never saw it, but on Sunday they showed S1E1 so I thought I'd catch up with the rest of the world. As far as I can see, they are leaving it at that.

invicta - 16 Feb 2016 09:22:56 (#13 of 68)

But there are also plenty of people making money through YouTube Red.

YouTube pays enough to sustain the careers of those who have found their fame there (although those people are generally platform dependent) but it doesn't fit the finance model of long form television production. It's fine to put that type of content on there once it's been paid for by traditional means, and raise income that way, but YT aren't going to invest in production costs. All the risk is transferred to the producer.

invicta - 16 Feb 2016 09:27:42 (#14 of 68)

Case in point, I've gathered there's a third series of Cuckoo going on it, but only from trailers on a channel that soon won't be there (so that won't work next time) But from what day exactly will it be there? And will it be available all at once, or one episode a week? And where's the equivalent of Series Link, to make it easy to grab them from my list of saved progs? Without communicating these kind of things, ratings will plummet.

The intention would be to tell you about other things you might like to watch when you interact with BBC online services, through their web pages and apps. iplayer already does this - it tells you about similar programmes, other series, when new episodes will be released. Can't really do that if you're only watching linear TV (unless you've got a sophisticated EPG)

milhouse - 16 Feb 2016 09:30:54 (#15 of 68)

All the risk is transferred to the producer.

So exactly the same as every other broadcasting infrastructure then. I don't see Astra taking many programming risks.

milhouse - 16 Feb 2016 09:32:20 (#16 of 68)

YouTube pays enough to sustain the careers of those who have found their fame there (although those people are generally platform dependent) but it doesn't fit the finance model of long form television production.

Then it won't be used for it. I'm sorry I even mentioned YouTube as an analogy to how prpgrammes will be made available. I should have said 'Netflix'.

thotch - 16 Feb 2016 09:36:35 (#17 of 68)

The moving of BBC 3 is a real "fuck you" to young people.

Not really. Its a 'fuck you' to the current failing model of appealing to young people. I will miss 'Fuck off I'm a hairy woman' most of all.

Rendered - 16 Feb 2016 09:51:48 (#18 of 68)

Too Fat to Shat is a great loss.

thisonehasalittlehat - 16 Feb 2016 09:54:20 (#19 of 68)

Ah yes. The documentary about oversized captain kirk impressionists.

Lawlsie - 16 Feb 2016 10:39:37 (#20 of 68)

Don't think I've ever watched a BBC3 programme. It's made quite clear to me that it's not for me demographic so I don't bother.

However... it does make my Radio Times look very untidy with a great big we've moved online now banner. No schedule there. I mean they could print a schedule couldn't they? Or don't they have one?

As for no longer watching TV at scheduled times I've no idea if this will become common but it's already how I listen to the radio. The BBC iplayer app is now so good I just scroll down the schedules, download what I want to listen to and then listen at a time that suits me.

It's quick and easy and I do it all on my iphone.

I suspect that won't work as well for TV but it might. I can't see why not.

I very much welcome this change for radio. I'm listening to a lot more programmes than I used to.

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