Damian Kavanagh


BBC Three secures extra £10m for new programming

The UK’s youth-focused online TV channel, BBC Three, has secured an additional £10 million (€11.2 million) for new formats as it expands its commissioning remit. BBC Three controller Damian Kavanagh said the cash influx came at “an exciting creative moment for the channel and the production community”. This comes two years after BBC Three became the […]

BBC Three claims online success

Strong viewing figures for new BBC Three drama Thirteen shows that the youth network’s content “cuts through with a young audience wherever it is,” according to Damian Kavanagh. In a blog post that marks six weeks since BBC Three moved online-only, the network’s digital controller said that Thirteen has had over 2.4m requests so far – […]

Kavanagh named BBC Three online chief

Damian Kavanagh has been named as head of the new-look, online-only BBC Three. Kavanagh, currently controller of BBC Daytime at the UK pubcaster the BBC, as been the proposal lead on the controversial move to switch youth-skewed linear channel BBC Three to an online-only service. This week, the BBC formally outlined its proposal, claiming the […]

BBC to save £50 million by ‘reinventing’ BBC Three

The BBC’s plan to “reinvent” youth-skewing network BBC Three as an online-only channel will generate savings of £50 million and allow the corporation to experiment with new content, the BBC has said. Outlining its first detailed proposals for taking BBC Three online, the BBC said that with the change it will be able to develop […]