BBC Three is on its last legs. Cutbacks are hitting the BBC hard and fast, and the digital channel is going to be the sacrifice. In March it was announced that it would be moved online only. That’s not actually a bad placement for it, as the majority of its target audience are more likely to watch Netflix or iPlayer than live TV.
But shunting it off where no-one will see it is basically slowly killing it. BBC Three is important. It’s a channel aimed at young people, that gives new talent an outlet. We need that. It needs funding. Sure, the channel may have also produced a lot of rubbish, but it’s also discovered gold that no one else would have found. The consultation to decide BBC Three’s final fate finishes on September 30, and a petition to save it has over 300,000 signatures. So this is why we’re #SaveBBC3.