In light of the BBC’s controversial decision to drop BBC Three from its schedules, the more conservative BBC Four have announced plans to capitalise on the decision by adopting a ‘fresher and cooler approach’ to its current offerings. The corporation’s flagship youth channel, which has introduced the world to memorable hits such as, ‘Gavin & Stacey’, ‘Little Britain’ and ‘Young, Dumb and Living Off Mum’, has an audience share of 1.5%, meaning some nine-million regular weekly viewers will soon be heading for a new channel to satisfy their entertainment needs.
‘We want a piece of that pie’, said BBC Four producer, Stephen Franklin. ‘Our current license requires us to broadcast at least 110-hours of new arts and factual programmes, so now that there’s millions of youngsters floating about with nothing to watch, we’ll just adapt our current offerings to suit a younger audience, you get me?’
Posted: Mar 6th, 2014
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