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

Exclusive screening of This Country in Gloucestershire
BBC Media Centre - published 15 January 2018, 3.05am est
BBC Media Centre - published 12 September 2017, 6.53am edt
BBC Three has major success in first 18 months of going online
BBC Media Centre - published 7 September 2017, 11.03am edt
BBC Three announces brand new series Croatia 2017: The Brits Are Coming
BBC Media Centre - published 15 August 2017, 5.28am edt
BBC Three Welcomes Ronny Chieng: International Student
BBC Media Centre - published 31 July 2017, 7.14am 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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