Replacing BBC Choice, BBC Three was the corporation's youth channel, available via digital platforms including Freeview. The channel was aimed at the 25 to 34-year-old age group, with much of its programming experimental, either in format or in trialling and training new talent. First launched on 9th February 2003, the channel ceased broadcasting on 16th February 2016, with the name becoming a brand of similarly youth-skewed content on BBC iPlayer. Website
BBC Three was part of the BBC network.
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Four further Comedy Slices pilots have been confirmed - Dinosaur, Britney, Ladybaby and Amicable - as BBC Three reveals it has reached a "watershed moment" in broadcasting history with most of its comedy now starring, written by or created by women.