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BBC Three axe announcement to be made later today

5 March 2014 6:37 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

The BBC is expected to make an announcement regarding the future of BBC Three on Thursday (March 6), it has been revealed.

Media correspondent David Sillito confirmed to BBC News that the channel will be axed, with all programmes moving to iPlayer.

17 reasons we should save BBC Three from the axe

The move is part of BBC director general Tony Hall's cost-cutting plans for the corporation.

Stars including Matt Lucas and Jack Whitehall have campaigned in favour of keeping the channel, after rumours of its demise recently emerged.

Last week, Tony Hall said that "tough choices" were ahead, stating: "We are in the final stages of a budget process to find an extra £100m of savings.

"I will announce the outcome of those decisions in the next month."

BBC Three is an easy target: Why its move online makes me angry

Hall must get approval from the BBC Trust, which »

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BBC Three axe announcement to be made on Thursday

5 March 2014 6:37 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

The BBC is expected to make an announcement regarding the future of BBC Three on Thursday (March 6), it has been revealed.

Media correspondent David Sillito confirmed to BBC News that the channel will be axed, with all programmes moving to iPlayer.

17 reasons we should save BBC Three from the axe

The move is part of BBC director general Tony Hall's cost-cutting plans for the corporation.

Stars including Matt Lucas and Jack Whitehall have campaigned in favour of keeping the channel, after rumours of its demise recently emerged.

Last week, Tony Hall said that "tough choices" were ahead, stating: "We are in the final stages of a budget process to find an extra £100m of savings.

"I will announce the outcome of those decisions in the next month."

BBC Three is an easy target: Why its move online makes me angry

Hall must get approval from the BBC Trust, which »

Permalink | Report a problem


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