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Newsbeat listeners debate BBC Three future with TV boss

6 March 2014 Last updated at 19:08 GMT

Newsbeat has held a live debate on the future of BBC Three after director general Tony Hall confirmed plans to close the TV channel from autumn 2015 and move its content online.

As part of plans to save money, its budget will be slashed from £85m to £25m.

BBC One drama is to receive a £30m boost from the closure and the proposal will create space for a BBC One +1 service and a one-hour evening extension of CBBC to 2000 GMT.

Following the announcement, listeners were invited in to Radio 1's Live Lounge to debate the decision with director of BBC television Danny Cohen.

The programme was hosted by Newsbeat presenter Chris Smith.

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