BBC Three

Youth television programmes from the BBC, online
British television channels

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BBC Three (stylised as 'BBC II!') is a youth-orientated general entertainment television service from the BBC targeting 16-34 year olds.

BBC Three is a video on demand service, available on the BBC Three website. It isn't available as a linear television channel.

BBC Three's move online doesn't actually save any transmission costs, but the absence of a full schedule means the service can be cleverer as to how it spends its budget.

We list BBC Three as a television channel on, pending a review on how we deal with digital publications.

Editorial areaUK
Launched9 February 2003
Former namesBBC Choice
Viewing figures:Weekly top 10BARB

Contact BBC Three

Postal addressBBC Broadcasting House
Telephone+44 20 8743 8000
Official website

Social media

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Latest news stories

BBC Three announces youth content development scheme for Northern Ireland
BBC Media Centre - published 1 November 2019, 7.30am edt
BBC Three commissions Me, My Brother And Our Balls
BBC Media Centre - published 25 September 2019, 5.11am edt
BBC Three commissions new beauty industry investigation
BBC Media Centre - published 20 September 2019, 11.59am edt
BBC Three announces new comedy drama My Left Nut
BBC Media Centre - published 22 August 2019, 10.45am edt
Famalam to return for a third series and Christmas special
BBC Media Centre - published 17 June 2019, 4.00pm edt


Damien Kavanagh Controller

…at BBC

Alistair Tyne Engineer
Chris Roberts Project Engineer
Fran Unsworth Director - BBC News
Helen Boaden Director of BBC Radio
James Harding Director of News and Current Affairs
James Purnell Director of radio education arts music learning and children
James Purnell Director of Strategy
Tony Hall Director-General

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