BBC Three

How to bridge the divide in teen TV

As linear viewership among teens and tweens continues to decline, Mark Layton finds out what’s enticing this audience away from the TV set and how ‘traditional’ broadcasters are attempting to engage them The number of teens and tweens watching broadcast TV has been on the decline for several years now. While the figures vary from […]

Exclusive: Revived BBC Three targets younger teen audience

BBC Three is a “key initiative” in the UK pubcaster’s efforts to attract the hard-to-reach teen and tween audience, with plans for new commissions and show re-edits, following its recent return as a linear channel. The channel was revived as a linear service earlier this year, following six years as online-only brand. Fiona Campbell, BBC Three […]

UK’s BBC Three & Insight TV link to extend women’s football ob-doc series

BBC Three in the UK and Insight TV have joined up to co-produce a third season of women’s football observational documentary series, Squad Goals. The show is produced by UK-based Curious Films and will launch in the UK on BBC Three – fresh from its return to linear – later this year, while airing globally […]

BBC Three expands ‘MasterChef’ universe with new ‘young’ version

BBC Three, fresh from its return to linear TV, has commissioned a local version of Banijay format, Young MasterChef. The 10 x 30-minute show is being produced by Banijay UK’s Shine TV, in association with Ziji Productions, and will focus on up-and-coming young food talent between the ages of 18 and 25. The series will […]

BBC Three returns to linear with Big Talk comedy & warehouse factual drama

BBC Three in the UK has ordered a gym-based comedy series from People Just Do Nothing’s Allan ‘Seapa’ Mustafa and a warehouse-based factual show, ahead of the channel brand’s return to linear today. Peacock is from writers Steve Stamp and Ben Murray, with UK-based Big Talk Productions. The show tells the story of a personal […]

‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ moves from Netflix to WOW Presents Plus in UK

The next series of World of Wonder’s drag competition series RuPaul’s Drag Race will make its exclusive UK streaming debut on the company’s own SVOD service WOW Presents Plus, rather than Netflix. The upcoming 14th season of the original US version of the show, which looks to uncover and crown America’s next drag superstar, will […]

UK’s BBC Three receives regulator approval for February linear return

BBC Three, the UK online network behind shows including Fleabag and Killing Eve, has been approved by media regular Ofcom for a linear return in February 2022. The announcement follows news earlier this year that BBC Three would return as a broadcast channel – then expected to be in January – six years after it […]

Amazon, HBO Max & Waave among ‘Conversations With Friends’ deals

Amazon, HBO Max, Lionsgate Play and Waave are among a slew of companies to have pre-bought Conversations With Friends, the upcoming BBC and Hulu drama from the team behind Normal People. The 12 x 30-minute drama has been adapted from the debut novel by Sally Rooney and is being produced by Element Pictures and Endeavor Content, […]

‘Normal People’s music supervisor on how sounds serve the drama

Juliet Martin, music supervisor on Element Pictures’ Normal People for BBC Three and Hulu, explains the musical choices in the hit Irish drama and the wider importance of music in accentuating visual performances. We were incredibly lucky to have a fantastic team working on Normal People. The music choices were a collaboration between the director, Lenny Abrahamson, […]

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