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BBC Three pushes online-only plans to 2016

Damian Kavanagh

Damian Kavanagh

The BBC has pushed back plans to relaunch its youth-skewing channel BBC Three as an online-only network to 2016, according to BBC Three controller Damian Kavanagh. 

Speaking to Broadcast magazine, Kavangh said: “You simply can’t turn around something as groundbreaking as this overnight. We won’t be rushed.” He added that the BBC will now gear up to move the channel online “after Christmas.”

The BBC was originally scheduled to make the changes to BBC Three this Autumn. However the BBC’s governing body is still carrying out a public value test on the plans.

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