The BBC  permalink

bbc 3

Messages: 1 - 10 of 10
  • Message 1. 

    Posted by dawn (U16053443) on Tuesday, 15th April 2014

    i have to say that i am disappointed with the plans that the bbc plan to get rid of bbc three from freeview and that the only way the you can watch the channel will be over the internet. i think that they should think this through more because not everyone has internet access in their homes, me being one them. i am writing this at my sisters house.

    Reply to this message 1

    Report message1

  • Message 2

    , in reply to message 1.

    Posted by technologist (U1259929) on Tuesday, 15th April 2014

    A significant chunk of the LF is paid back to the government to support broadband role out. .. About £150 million a year
    It takes only£222 million to distribute its existing services....

    The BBC has been a driving force in getting the uk ISPs to up their reach and performance... Thus for filling the BBC sixth public purpose
    See www.bbc.co.uk/aboutt...
    And at present the uk has about 85% broadband per traction .. You might to look through what ofcom says media.ofcom.org.uk/f...

    And of course the UKs largest broadcaster by income is also the UKs second largest ISP.... And the uk largest ISP is also a broadcaster ....
    So the two technologies Of broadcasting and internet are linked......

    Reply to this message 2

    Report message2

  • Message 3

    , in reply to message 2.

    Posted by captainMouse (U14652804) on Tuesday, 15th April 2014

    Just having broadband doesn't mean you can watch online, those of us in market one exchanges get barely faster than dial up.

    So saying 80 odd percent have broadband is totally meaningless.

    Reply to this message 3

    Report message3

  • Message 4

    , in reply to message 3.

    Posted by thedogcody (U14659366) ** on Tuesday, 15th April 2014

    Just having broadband doesn't mean you can watch online, those of us in market one exchanges get barely faster than dial up.

    So saying 80 odd percent have broadband is totally meaningless. 
    But there are other broadband providers-satellite??

    Reply to this message 4

    Report message4

  • Message 5

    , in reply to message 3.

    Posted by technologist (U1259929) on Tuesday, 15th April 2014

    I agree ... Which is why the government forced the BBC to fund a half of a billion pounds to ease things and why BDUK. Exists ...
    https://www.gov.uk/...

    But it is only about 20 years ago that the BBC TV coverage was over about 80% population .... Ie community's of 500 ,

    Market one is now defined as market A and the most recent ofcom consultation states that these are 9.6% of uk premises
    Although it is difficult to read the consultation if only because the commercial information is redacted.. It us clear that the three largest ISPs BT BSkyB and Talk Talk stakeholders.ofcom.o...
    But as the Ofcom communications infrastructure report points out the availability does not mean that the consumer uses the service ....,
    That report has a good list at appendix 4 of the areas where BDUK are working
    stakeholders.ofcom.o...

    So coverage is coming .... And by autumn 2015 which is when if the BBC trust agree the BBC three airwaves are given to CBBC and BBC. One+1 .... There will be a lot more.
    And of course the BBC will be rolling out more connected red button services...
    And the uk largest broadcaster by turn over -at twice the LF income- is also keen to have broadband as a very important part if its income... Whether as ISP or content provider,

    Reply to this message 5

    Report message5

  • Message 6

    , in reply to message 2.

    Posted by dawn (U16053443) on Monday, 28th April 2014

    what you have said is all well and good but what about the people who are on a low income and those that are unemployed and can't afford the cost of having the internet in their homes?

    Reply to this message 6

    Report message6

  • Message 7

    , in reply to message 6.

    Posted by technologist (U1259929) on Tuesday, 29th April 2014

    what you have said is all well and good but what about the people who are on a low income and those that are unemployed and can't afford the cost of having the internet in their homes?  To receive BBC services. You need to spend money on a some equipment ....
    After all the BBC was set up as a commercial company to sell radios .......
    But John Reith had better ideas ...
    So the BBC has a range of services and not every one has or can have (for a range of economic , personal choice or topographic issues ) access to all BBC services in any case.
    It has been like that since 1922 and I cannot see the BBC ever having the funding for universal coverage ....

    But it tried hard with DTT and DSAT together to exceed the 98.5% target fir DTT on its own..... Which is greater than any "legacy radio" service .. Which is why these services are on the TV platforms.....

    The future will always include the internet for the foreseeable future .. And the BBC has lead that as a route to get excellent content to the people of the uk and the world .....

    But the internet comes with a large amount if infrastructure ..... Owned and operate by other broadcasters ....who are very commercial..

    But if the government so wished it could provide every one who had a need and could not afford Bband ... A bit like the very profitable digital help Scheme,
    ...... The first top slice of the LF ....

    Reply to this message 7

    Report message7

  • Message 8

    , in reply to message 7.

    Posted by technologist (U1259929) on Tuesday, 29th April 2014

    Can I just point out of cons tea test report published today which states

    """""Over eight in ten (83%) of adults now go online using any type of device in any location. Nearly all 16-24s and 25-34s are now online (98%), and there has been a nine percentage point increase in those aged 65+ ever going online (42% vs. 33% in 2012).""""

    stakeholders.ofcom.o...

    But

    """"""TV continues to be the most-missed media activity
    Watching television remains the most-missed media activity among adults in 2013, (although, since 2009, this is missed by a minority: 42% of adults), followed by using a smartphone (22%) and going online via a PC/ laptop/ netbook (15%).
    However, this varies considerably by age group, with only 13% of 16-24s nominating TV, compared to around one third of 25-44s, and nearly seven in ten of people aged 65+. The device that most 16-34s say they would most miss using is a smartphone (47% for 16-24s and 36% for 25-34s).
    Just over half (54%) of online users say they watch TV programmes online, on any device; this has not increased since 2012. This rises to seven in ten 16-24s (71%). One in five (22%) of mobile phone users have ever watched a TV programme on a mobile phone, with one in eight (13%) doing so at least quarterly."""""

    Reply to this message 8

    Report message8

  • Message 9

    , in reply to message 8.

    Posted by wolfie (U15842015) on Wednesday, 30th April 2014

    the bbc should not be using licence payers money for broadcasts that will only be on the internet...

    Reply to this message 9

    Report message9

  • Message 10

    , in reply to message 9.

    Posted by JACKARMY75 (U14195901) on Sunday, 4th May 2014

    the bbc should not be using licence payers money for broadcasts that will only be on the internet...  I totally agree. BBC 3 Should be kept on TV, and not broadcast on just the Internet. If the BBC want to cut costs then stop paying over inflated wages to executives and presenters.

    Reply to this message 10

    Report message10

Back to top

About this Board

The Points of View team invite you to discuss BBC Television programmes.

Add basic Smileys or extra Smileys to your posts.

Questions? Check the BBC FAQ for answers first!

Go to: BBC News Have your say to discuss topics in the news

Make a complaint? Go to the BBC complaints website.

BBC News: Off-topic for this board, so contact them directly with your feedback: Contact BBC News

or register to take part in a discussion.



Mon-Sat: 0900-2300
Sun: 1000-2300

This messageboard is reactively moderated.

Find out more about this board's House Rules

Search this Board

Recent Discussions

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.