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‘It could redefine public service broadcasting in the digital age’: assessing the BBC’s proposals for moving BBC Three online

Ramsey, Phil (2016) ‘It could redefine public service broadcasting in the digital age’: assessing the BBC’s proposals for moving BBC Three online. Convergence, Online . [Journal article]

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URL: http://con.sagepub.com/content/early/2016/07/26/1354856516659001

DOI: 10.1177/1354856516659001

Abstract

In November 2015 the BBC Trust gave its final approval for BBC Three to cease broadcasting on television in the UK and become an online-only entity. The decision is a landmark moment in the history of BBC Television, and has significant implications for BBC planning in relation to the continued transition from broadcast television to streaming and download services. In this article the original proposals for BBC Three’s move online are assessed, and are discussed within the wider context of current BBC policy. It is argued that the rationale used for moving BBC Three online is based on arguments that vary in the extent to which they are backed by evidence. It is also argued that the plans have significant regulatory implications for the future of BBC Television and for the television licence fee in the UK.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords:BBC; BBC policy; BBC Three; online television; multi-platform approach; public service media; public value tests; media regulation.
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Communication
Faculty of Social Sciences
Research Institutes and Groups:Centre for Media Research
ID Code:35942
Deposited By: Dr Phil Ramsey
Deposited On:20 Sep 2016 06:52
Last Modified:17 Oct 2017 16:25

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