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Entertainment on BBC Three
**There are currently no opportunities for new Entertainment on BBC Three.
Entertainment on BBC Three is in great shape and we're keen to keep experimenting by trying new things.
Entertainment on the channel can get right to the heart of delivering what this target age group of 16 to 34 year olds want: ideas that are inventive, provocative, intelligent, attention-grabbing and funny. The channel has a great pedigree in Factual Entertainment and we are keen to continue this success by delivering Factual Entertainment formats that have warmth and humour at their heart, but we're also looking for more event-like Entertainment formats.
For Online and Red Button content ideas for Entertainment please visit the service strategy page for BBC iPlayer, Red Button and programme pages.
Find out more about the overall BBC Three channel strategy.
BBC Three aims to connect with 16 to 34 year olds, so tone is really important on the channel. Humour is an Entertainment essential for this audience. But younger audiences also want opportunities to connect with others: they are looking for things worth talking about, whether ground-breaking formats or moments sharable online and great television they'll want to watch and discuss with their friends.
As well as TV that is light-hearted and fun, we also want to give this audience Entertainment content that is opinionated and thought-provoking, providing powerful examples of life and human nature laid bare.
16 to 34s are inquisitive and ambitious, independent and adventurous and will be attracted to shows on BBC Three that feel like they're absolutely relevant to them and their lives. However, this doesn't mean they're only interested in seeing themselves or their peers on screen, or they're only interested in youth-specific issues. Great BBC Three programmes will explore the world with the audience and introduce them to a range of characters that they'll love... or love to hate. The key is not to aim too young as this audience doesn't think of themselves as 'kids'.
Where are the opportunities available?
There are currently no opportunities for new Entertainment on BBC Three. We will be reviewing this when more detailed plans for the channel’s move online are confirmed.
However, there are currently Entertainment slots available for BBC One and BBC Two.
What's working well on the channel?
Backchat With Jack Whitehall And His Dad provides a clever twist on a classic chat show format, adding the funny dynamic of the father-son relationship.
Sweat The Small Stuff brings a range of faces to the channel, popular with young audiences.
Sexy Beasts does dating with a visually-striking difference and was commissioned as a series after a successful on-air pilot.
How should I submit my ideas and who should I pitch to?
All proposals should be submitted via e-Commissioning to the relevant genre Controller or Commissioner.
Find contacts in BBC Entertainment commissioning.
Information reviewed on 29 July 2014