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Petition to save BBC3

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https://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/to-the-bbc-trust-save-bbc3

43,000 signatures and counting.

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RE: Petition to save BBC3

Now if they were killing bbc4 with it's excellent music programs on Fri and Sat nights I'd be first to sign but can't really think of anything I have watched on the beeb's third channel. I'm hoping some of the cash saved goes towards 6muisc.... Probably me being selfish though >) Awesome radio!

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RE: Petition to save BBC3

Tonestar1 wrote:
Now if they were killing bbc4 with it's excellent music programs on Fri and Sat nights I'd be first to sign but can't really think of anything I have watched on the beeb's third channel. I'm hoping some of the cash saved goes towards 6muisc.... Probably me being selfish though >) Awesome radio!

Agreed on BBC4, but I doubt 6music is going to see any of the money saved by the BBC3 switchoff, given that the sum saved is apparently just about the same as the BBC lost on its ill-fated digital media project.

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RE: Petition to save BBC3

spiny norman wrote:

Tonestar1 wrote:
Now if they were killing bbc4 with it's excellent music programs on Fri and Sat nights I'd be first to sign but can't really think of anything I have watched on the beeb's third channel. I'm hoping some of the cash saved goes towards 6muisc.... Probably me being selfish though >) Awesome radio!

Agreed on BBC4, but I doubt 6music is going to see any of the money saved by the BBC3 switchoff, given that the sum saved is apparently just about the same as the BBC lost on its ill-fated digital media project.

That's the sum that they "spent" on that project, but it would have been part of the budgetted spend, so "lost" isn't the correct word and this closure isn't to make up for the money spent on that, the two are entirely unrelated, it's to meet the ongoing reduction in BBC funding that the government forced through a few years back.

On the whole though, I agree, I've only ever watched three programs that came from BBC3, Little Britain, Gavin and Stacey and Being Human and I watched all of those on BBC2 (I know that isn't the point). That's not a particularly great hit ratio for the years the station has been open. I really don't see any requirement to "save" the likes of "Snog, Marry, Avoid", that's the kind of tosh that Channel 5 should be making, not the BBC, IMO.

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Sorry, you're right: 'lost' isn't the correct word. 'Threw away to no visible effect', 'wasted' or 'EDITED away on an incompetently handled vanity project' are all probably more accurate.

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You say that as if you're surprised by the result. Seems to me most people in their chosen field only acheive "barely competent" if they're lucky, actual skill, ability or talent is very rare. I certainly look around this office and wonder how most of the people I deal with actually managed to keep a job here and when you consider where I work, that's quite a worry...

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You say that as if you're surprised by the result.

Not surprised, but disgusted: why didn't they ask JD? After all, he does that kind of stuff, doesn't he? Wink

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I'd have just suggested they all get a copy of Final Cut Pro (which I think is what they did).

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John Duncan wrote:
I'd have just suggested they all get a copy of Final Cut Pro (which I think is what they did).

Y'see? Why Didn't They Ask Duncan?

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