As BBC Three moves online, here's how you can watch it from now on.
Tomorrow BBC Three will become the first TV channel in the world to make the switch from linear broadcast channel to online-first destination.
The reinvented BBC Three will offer TV shows to stream and download through new home The Best Of and BBC Three on iPlayer, and start publishing a range of daily content through its new, mobile-first platform,The Daily Drop.
The home of Gavin & Stacey, Being Human and Our War will continue making original British comedies like People Just Do Nothing, Cuckoo and Murder In Successville, contemporary British drama like Thirteen, Clique and Doctor Who spin-off Class, thought-provoking British documentaries like Life And Death Row and Suicide And Me, and distinctive current affairs programming like Black Power and Is This Rape? Sex On Trial - all made exclusively for BBC Three’s 16-34 target audience and with the best new comedians, directors, actors, writers and filmmakers.
All long-form programmes will be available to stream and download through BBC Three’s new home The Best Of and BBC Three on iPlayer on over 10,000 devices, including connected TVs, mobile and tablet apps, browsers, set top boxes, games consoles, media streamers and BBC Red Button+ before airing on BBC One or BBC Two at a later date.
The Best Of and BBC Three on iPlayer will feature box sets of some of BBC Three’s most loved shows including Little Britain, Him & Her and Gavin & Stacey, and some of BBC Three’s award-winning shows including Murdered By My Boyfriend and Our World War.
The second part of BBC Three’s new offering is a daily stream of content including short films, animation, blogs and news and sport updates delivered through new platform The Daily Drop and BBC Three’s YouTube Channel and social media accounts including Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat.
Updated throughout the day, The Daily Drop will curate original content produced by the BBC Three team, original content from partners across the BBC including BBC Sport, BBC Trending, Radio 1 and Newsbeat, as well highlighting BBC content that appeals to BBC Three’s 16-34 target audience. The Daily Drop will link to the best third party content that appeals to young people from sites in the UK and internationally.
Switchover night sees episode one of the new series of Cuckoo, the first film from the new series of BAFTA-winning Life And Death Row made available through The Best Of and via BBC Three on iPlayer with Live From The BBC featuring some of Britain’s best new comedians including Nish Kumar, Sophie Hagen and James Acaster available from Wednesday 17 February.
Coming soon to The Daily Drop, YouTube and social media are a range of content themed around life online, sex and relationships, crime and comedy including new returning strand Things I Can't Unsee featuring members of the public disclosing some of their darkest moments; Meet The Devotees about the hidden world of disability fetishisation; The Slender Man, about an internet phenomenon that led to a real-life attempted murder; and The Ladventures Of Thomas Gray featuring the eponymous YouTuber and his comedic look at modern masculinity.
BBC Three will allow the majority of its short form content to be embedded by third parties on their sites so they can include it in its entirety. All BBC Three content in The Best Of and The Daily Drop will be tagged around themed topics, strands, talent names and programme titles to aid discovery and allow audiences to easily discover related content.
So to summarise, all BBC Three originals will be available via bbc.co.uk/bbcthree and through BBC iPlayer on connected TVs, set top boxes including Sky, Virgin Tivo and YouView, games consoles including Sony Playstation and Microsoft XBox, web browsers like Safari and Internet Explorer, native iOS, Windows, Android apps and BBC Red Button+.
All BBC Three originals will be repeated on BBC One or BBC Two at a later date.
BBC Three content will also be available on YouTube, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Tumblr and Snapchat.