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Ofcom OKs BBC Three linear return

BBC Three is set to return to TV screens for the first time in six years, after UK media regulator Ofcom approved its relaunch as a broadcast television channel. The new broadcast channel will launch in early February 2022 and will be available on Freeview, Sky, Virgin and Freesat with EPG numbers to be confirmed […]

November 25, 2021By Colin Mann

Little Dot Studios names Gregory Director of Operations

Digital content agency and media network Little Dot Studios has appointed Zara Gregory to the newly created role of Director of Operations. Little Dot Studios has undergone a period of accelerated growth over the past 18 months as it expands its activities worldwide – hiring a new senior management team in the US, acquiring new […]

November 18, 2021

Nail Bar Boys to air on BBC

LA Factual, part of Liverpool’s award-winning independent film and TV company LA Productions, is bringing the larger than life characters at one of Liverpool’s busiest nail salons to the small screen. Nail Bar Boys will launch on-air on BBC One North West on November 23rd. The three-part documentary, which will air weekly, follows the lives […]

November 17, 2021

BBC acquires more Canadian Drag Race

Following the success of the first Canadian series, BBC Three has acquired series two of Canada’s Drag Race from World of Wonder, bringing it back to BBC iPlayer in December 2021. The second series will drop as a ten-part boxset on BBC iPlayer, alongside a special anniversary episode with Canada’s First Drag Superstar, Priyanka, looking […]

October 27, 2021

Provisional OK for BBC Three linear relaunch

Media regulator Ofcom has provisionally concluded that the BBC should be permitted to re-launch BBC Three as a broadcast television channel. It is now seeking views on the decision from interested or affected organisations and individuals. Ofcom initially concluded that the proposed relaunch would constitute a material change to the Corporation’s UK public service activities, […]

September 16, 2021By Colin Mann

BBC Three orders Kurupting The Industry: The People Just Do Nothing Story

As the Kurupt FM crew prepare to release their first feature film – People Just Do Nothing: Big In Japan – the team behind the cult BBC Three mockumentary series reflect on their journey from the small screen to the big screen in Kurupting The Industry: The People Just Do Nothing Story (1×45’). Created by […]

July 20, 2021

BBC Three commissions Stitch, Please! from Waddell Media

BBC Three has commissioned Stitch, Please! a new 4 x 30 factual entertainment series from Waddell Media as a result of the collaborative partnership with BBC Northern Ireland and Northern Ireland Screen. Hosted by Northern Irish drag queen and social media star Blu Hydrangea, who featured in series one of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK, Stitch, […]

June 25, 2021

Majority of comedy shows on BBC Three now female-led

With the imminent release of Rose Matefeo’s new romcom Starstruck on BBC Three, this coming year marks a watershed moment with most BBC Three comedy either starring, written by or created by women. BBC Three says it will be the first UK channel to achieve this landmark in female representation with 58 per cent  of […]

April 16, 2021

BBC Four ‘scrapped’

BBC Four is to stop commissioning new shows and become ‘the home’ of archive content. Stopping just short of shutting down, the channel will continue to broadcast performances such as the BBC Proms, BBC Young Dancer and BBC Young Musician, alongside repeats and archive content. It is the stand-out move in the annual plan for […]

March 30, 2021

BBC Three returning to broadcast in Jan 2022

The BBC has confirmed the return of BBC Three to TV screens as a linear channel in January 2022. In February 2016, the service became the first TV channel in the world to make the switch from linear broadcast channel to online-first destination. The BBC’s Annual Plan 2020/21, published last year, outlined research which confirmed […]

March 2, 2021