‘Save BBC3’ campaigners deliver petition to BBC

bbc3Campaigners have delivered a petition signed by more than a quarter of a million people calling on the BBC not to axe digital station BBC3.

The petition, signed by 271,222 individuals, was delivered to the BBC Trust, which has yet to rule on the plan to take the youth-oriented station online-only.

Jono Read, who set up the petition, said: “Only last month the BBC Trust claimed that they want to give power to the people rather than leaving important decisions within the hands of a ‘small elite’ management at the BBC. If they genuinely mean this they will listen to the 270,000 people who have signed the Change.org petition against the closure of BBC3, and the views of key BBC3 talent who are dead set against the proposals.”

Last month, BBC bosses ruled out selling the station after major independent producers stepped forward in an effort to keep it on TV.

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