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 BBC Three - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
BBC Three, the successor of the similar BBC Choice, is a British television channel from the BBC broadcasting only on digital cable, terrestrial and satellite.
BBC Three was launched on February 9, 2003, eleven months after its originally planned launch date (and that of BBC Four).
At 33, Murphy is the youngest channel controller in the country, a title he has held since launching UK Play at the age of 26, although on October 20 2005 it was announced that Murphy was soon to leave the channel to work in the independent sector.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/BBC_Three   (1012 words)

 BBC Choice - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Another important aspect of BBC Choice's programming was its children's output, branded CBBC On Choice and using the regular presenters from BBC One and Two children's output to present a wide range of programming for younger viewers.
This took up most of BBC Choice's daytime hours and included repeats of archive shows rarely seen on the main channels, such as Mr Benn, Paddington and Ivor the Engine.
In February 2002, CBBC On Choice was spun-off into two separate channels, CBBC and CBeebies which time-shared with BBC Choice and BBC Knowledge respectively.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/BBC_Choice   (258 words)

 Your choice   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
BBC Choice was the first general entertainment channel for a UK audience to be launched by the BBC since the introduction of BBC-2 back in 1964.
As for BBC Choice, it was launched as a digital-only channel; indeed it had launched before domestic digital receiving equipment became available for the general public to purchase, and the bulk of viewers in its very early days were chipset makers and receiver testers.
BBC Choice as a channel had a very relaxed atmosphere about it, and that was reflected in the presentation as well; four different idents were employed which showed groups of three different objects but with the same name, e.g.
www.transdiffusion.org /bitstream/satellite/choice   (1437 words)

 BBC. TheTexts.com Text Resources, Online Library, References, Free Encyclopedias, eBooks, Dictionary, Web Publishing, ...
In March 2003 the BBC announced that from the end of May 2003 (subsequently deferred to July 14) it intended to transmit all eight of its domestic television channels (including the 15 regional variations of BBC ONE) unencrypted from the Astra 2D satellite.
A contemporary music station, BBC Radio 1, was launched in 1967 in response to pirate radio stations (most of which closed on or before the introduction of new legislation on 15 August, 1967), and the present numbered names were adopted on the same day, 30 September, 1967.
BBC ONE is the home to the BBC's main news bulletins, currently being shown at 1pm, 6pm and 10pm GMT (or British Summer Time, depending on the time of the year).
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 Choice gets going
Choice was a rather unloved channel for most of its four and a half years of existence.
Choice’s “family of three” strategy was beginning to look increasingly out of place as the BBC wanted to market a family of five or six.
The new BBC Choice was aimed at younger people, with most of the early part of the schedules being made up of fifteen-minute programmes under the banner of “Refreshing TV” or “Micro TV”.
www.transdiffusion.org /insidetv/history/choice.htm   (1907 words)

BBC CHOICE, the first new general channel from the BBC in over thirty years, and only available digitally, launched at midday on September 23rd 1998 - but very few people saw it.
BBC CHOICE will broadcast around 3,500 hours of programmes a year on a budget of £20 million, over half of which will be spent on original programming.
The channel has the BBC's first daily televised sports show "110%", extended coverage of music and sporting events, 'hotlinks' to BBC ONE and BBC TWO programmes, special theme nights and a chance to catch up on the most talked about BBC shows.
www.meldrum.co.uk /mhp/identzone/bbc_choice   (489 words)

 BBC Choice or BBC3
The BBC lavished some of its most lucrative contracts on a bunch of presenters who worked at a channel which next to nobody watched and which most people had never heard of.
BBC Choice was intended to cater for a 'yoof' audience.
The BBC reveals that over £200 million was spent on BBC Choice in the four years since its launch in 1998.
theinternetforum.co.uk /bbc/choice.html   (413 words)

 BBC Choice - Review - The Weakest Link
Choice is set to become BBC Three in the not to distant future, but for the time-being it remains a ‘youth’ orientated channel that can’t capture it’s target audience.
Choice offers new programming on a channel that many people don’t even know exists, while E4 does this but adds the allure of the big American imports that people have actually heard of to entice the viewer.
Choice also offers stand-up comedy from comedians who you’ve never heard of and who are about as cutting-edge as a butter knife and as funny as death.
www.ciao.co.uk /BBC_Choice__Review_5046625   (641 words)

 The TV Room   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
BBC CHOICE was a digital entertainment channel from the BBC specialising in 'twisted entertainment for twisted souls'.
BBC KNOWLEDGE would be renamed BBC FOUR and be aimed at the same kind of audience as RADIO 4.
BBC CHOICE, home to programmes like the entertainment news show Liquid News, would be renamed BBC THREE and aimed at younger viewers - who have been deserting the BBC.
www.thetvroom.com /p-bbc-choice-072001.shtml   (662 words)

 New Statesman: New money for new rope: Andrew Billen looks to the future of digital broadcasting on the BBC - ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
As for "distinctive", the first thing BBC3 must be distinctive from is BBC Choice, which failed as a catch-up station of repeats and is now failing as a youth channel.
BBC Choice is already using the BBC3 logo of three spinning cubes, already has a blink-or-you'll miss-it news bulletin, and already has its basic scheduling blocks in place: Liquid News at 7pm, and the Johnny Vaughan chat show at 9pm.
As its little sister was showing Toilets, BBC Knowledge offered us Storyville: Baria's big wedding (10.35pm), a rather sad documentary by Manu Bonmariage, about a teenager from Marseilles whose ridiculous mother, a citizen of the Federal Islamic Republic of the Comoros, had promised Baria's hand to a passing Comoran boy before she was even born.
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 BBC Annual Report - Review - Network Television   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
BBC television provides BBC One, BBC Two, BBC Choice, BBC Four, Cbeebies, CBBC, News 24, BBCi (interactive) and BBC Parliament.
BBC Choice provided an alternative for young adult viewers whilst we await a decision on BBC Three from the Secretary of State.
The BBC is committed to protect the interests of analogue audiences by maintaining the centrality of BBC One and BBC Two.
www14.thdo.bbc.co.uk /info/report2002/review/tv.shtml   (169 words)

 BBC CHOICE NI closes on Friday
Its been confirmed by reliable sources that BBC CHOICE Northern Ireland, the corporation's third channel on this island, will close on Friday 30th March 2001 at midnight (along with its sister services for Wales and Scotland).
The channel is to be temporarily replaced by BBC CHOICE from 31st March (which will move from #964 to #160 on Sky Digital).
BBC TWO NI is to be available on SkyDigital in Northern Ireland (and probably also the Republic of Ireland) and other digital platforms from April 30th, utlising the bandwith relinquished by BBC CHOICE's three national regions which are closing down.
myhome.iolfree.ie /~icdg/news_240301b.htm   (267 words)

 IBC 2002 Conference Papers   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
From its launch BBC KNOWLEDGE had been conveyed on another DTT multiplex managed by SDN but for contractual reasons there were significant periods of the weekend during which bit-rate was not available.
A challenge for the BBC is that we broadcast mixed-genre services, which are competitively scheduled, and our programmes are often visually stimulating with active content that is frequently hard to code.
The BBC and the operators therefore had to co-ordinate the changes required to DTT and cable architectures to ensure a smooth transition without loss of service.
www.broadcastpapers.com /tvtran/IBCBBCPublicSeviceDTV02.htm   (711 words)

 DOG Watch! - 625.uk.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
BBC Choice nations closed down, leaving a single version of the station to cover the whole country.
BBC Wales, keen to gauge viewer response to its new baby, must have been a little shocked to find that viewers weren't too impressed with the logo that had been slapped on their screens.
When the BBC realised the problem, its solution was not to remove one of the logos, but simply to shift the match graphics from the left- to the right-hand side of the screen, leaving the BBC logo in the centre.
625.uk.com /dogwatch   (8016 words)

 BBC Three -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Launched on February 9, 2003 (eleven months after the launch of (Click link for more info and facts about BBC Four) BBC Four), the channel is described by the BBC as an outlet for "New drama, talent, British comedy, top films and accessible news".
The channel is on-air from 19:00 to 04:00 each night, in order to share (Click link for more info and facts about terrestrial digital) terrestrial digital (A data transmission rate; the maximum amount of information (bits/second) that can be transmitted along a channel) bandwidth with the CBBC channel.
The channel has had critical and popular successes with series such as (Click link for more info and facts about Little Britain) Little Britain but even this been rapidly promoted to the main BBC Channels in 2004.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/b/bb/bbc_three2.htm   (286 words)

 irish tv   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
BBC Choice Northern Ireland carried the main BBC Choice programmes, except between 9 or 10pm and Midnight on Mondays to Fridays when it showed local Northern Ireland programmes.
BBC Choice Northern Ireland was available on Digital Terrestrial TV in Northern Ireland and also on channel 966 of SkyDigital.
All BBC Choice NI idents and links are in widescreen...The 'Punch' ident we see here was withdrawn at the end of March 2000, along with the 'Fans' ident.
www.users.zetnet.co.uk /rlogue/choice.htm   (589 words)

Spice Girl Melanie B is to star in a new BBC drama which is being billed as a Manchester-based version of cult series This Life.
Burn It is her screen acting debut and the show will be held up to This Life, the hit BBC Two series which focused on the lives of young lawyers sharing a house in London.
Faulkner was last seen on screen in the BBC One spy drama Spooks, in which her character met a grisly end when her head was pushed into a deep fat fryer, sparking viewer complaints.
www.geocities.com /spicegirlsasiamtv02/spicegirlsjun322.htm   (249 words)

 BBC Choice - TV Channels Shopping at dooyoo.co.uk
As soon as I come down stairs with the kids BBC Choice is straight on the telly.
BBC Choice is a free channel on digital tv, we have cable and my children love watching CBBC on Choice.
CBBC on Choice is aimed at the younger pre-school children and has a wide range of programmes from cartoons and Bob the Builder to educational programmes like Open the door.
www.dooyoo.co.uk /tv-channels/bbc-choice   (252 words)

 BBC choice of presenter/commentator - HEXUS.community discussion forums
i've been watching the african cup on and off on bbc the last couple of days, quite enjoyable, just wondered why the bbc felt the need to have fl presenters though.
as i say im not having a moan, but it makes the bbc look as if it's trying too hard to be politically correct.
Fair enough if that's a fl bloke, a white bloke, or a bloke made completely from grass (although this is unlikely), but why do the BBC feel that they have to have a fl bloke, even if he was born in like...
forums.hexus.net /showthread.php?t=12798   (455 words)

 BBC NEWS | Entertainment | TV and Radio | Eccleston is new Doctor Who
The BBC said the Salford-born actor would take "a fresh, modern approach".
Jane Tranter, BBC Controller of Drama Commissioning, said: "We are delighted to have cast an actor of such calibre in one of British television's most iconic roles.
The logical progression of the 'edgy eccentricity' which was hinted at by McGann, will find high evolution in the inspired casting of Eccleston, who is truly an actor of considerable talent, and fervent support in the fan(atic)'s like myself, who have waited, waited, to once again step foot inside that familiar blue Police call box..
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/entertainment/tv_and_radio/3552087.stm   (1639 words)

CBeebies is a British television channel produced by the BBC.
Launched on February 11, 2002 it broadcasts from 0600 to 1900 on Freeview (where it shares bandwidth with BBC Four, broadcast after 1900), cable and digital satellite.
The CBBC Channel is its sister channel for older children.
encycl.opentopia.com /term/CBeebies   (82 words)

 BBC CHOICE | 60seconds
ITV will start a second series of reality TV show Survivor in March - and the network is hoping for better ratings this time.
Broadcaster Sue MacGregor says an emotional goodbye to BBC Radio 4's Today programme after nearly 18 years on the show.
Aaron Sorkin says the US should stop pretending President Bush is brave but his right to make the comments is defended by his bosses.
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 Cuttings Archive: 1990's Radio Times - 1998
This website is intended as a resource for researchers and fans of the BBC programme "Doctor Who" and as such it is run on a not for profit basis.
The celebrations were left to the BBC's new digital channel, BBC Choice, a channel that few, at this time, could receive.
Those lucky enough to have access to BBC Choice were offered a week of Doctor Who programming, all presented by Sylvester McCoy, the 7th Doctor.
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 Morrissey in Ireland / concert footage on BBC Choice, tonight
Finally for anyone with Digital TV BBC Northern Ireland filmed in Derry and will broadcast the feature in an entertainment programme tonight called "the eleventh hour" on a station called BBC Choice!
I have BBC Choice but "the eleventh hour" is not listed, it may seem a silly question but what time is it on?
Most of the crowd in Derry sat for the whole show, the barriers were positioned too far from the stage for anyone to touch Morrissey's hand when he reached out, and I think this affected Moz's performance.
www.morrissey-solo.com /news/1999/682.shtml   (821 words)

The BBC made some significant changes to its site in January which prevented previous releases of Steam from playing some of the stations.
The program reads and stores the schedules for the user's choice of BBC Radio and TV stations and displays a list of what's currently on in a small window.
Schedules only stay on the BBC web site for 24 hours after broadcast and they are gone forever, Steam will retain them for 30 days or any other interval you choose.
members.cox.net /flixtonsoftware/Steam   (516 words)

 BBC - BBC THREE - Home   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Take a look at BBC Three's seriously funny new comedy, real life docs and new British drama.
Catch up with Episode 1 of the disturbingly funny thriller.
Stimulate your inbox with some seriously funny news from BBC Three.
www.bbc.co.uk /bbcthree   (38 words)

 Digital Spy: Spielberg's 'Taken' to air on BBC Two, Choice
BBC Two and BBC Choice will exclusively air Steven Spielberg's mini-series Taken early next-year, the corporation has announced.
The BBC says a deal has been struck with Spielberg's production firm DreamWorks SKG.
Sue Deeks, the Senior Editor of Acquired Series at the BBC said: "Taken is a compelling science fiction drama.
www.digitalspy.co.uk /article/ds9403.html   (216 words)

 BBC Choice - Review - Whose choice?
This is the channel where you can see 'the best' of the BBC programmes all over again.
I now that may be limited but this channel does host some good programmes - I especially enjoy the comedy night in which is a tuesday night where there is one and a half hours of comedy transmissions.
If you are a Eastender or a BBC drama fan, then you may like this as they show loads of repeats so you can watch all your favourites again.
www.ciao.co.uk /BBC_Choice__Review_21059   (182 words)

 BBC Shop - Choice Grenfell
Waking The Dead new series now showing on BBC One.
A poignantly funny retrospective of the genteel wit of broadcaster, comedienne, poet and entertainer, Joyce Grenfell, superbly performed by Maureen Lipman and heard on BBC Radio 3.
Featuring monologues, sketches, songs and letters from the Grenfell archive, Choice Grenfell is a humorous and captivating collection from the writings of one of the century's most popular comediennes.
www.bbcshop.com /invt/0563557095   (138 words)

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