Media Briefs: BBC considers options for further channels

The BBC is reviewing its TV networks with a view to making BBC1 a more populist competitor to ITV, and moving less popular genres onto BBC2 and a series of new digital channels. While BBC1 would focus on entertainment, there is talk of having BBC2 air more demanding shows, a BBC3 to compete with Channel 4 , and a fourth channel to focus on classical music and the arts, and science, politics and philosophy. The review was announced in a speech given by director of television Mark Thompson this week.

The BBC is reviewing its TV networks with a view to making BBC1 a

more populist competitor to ITV, and moving less popular genres onto

BBC2 and a series of new digital channels. While BBC1 would focus on

entertainment, there is talk of having BBC2 air more demanding shows, a

BBC3 to compete with Channel 4 , and a fourth channel to focus on

classical music and the arts, and science, politics and philosophy. The

review was announced in a speech given by director of television Mark

Thompson this week.



Before commenting please read our rules for commenting on articles.

If you see a comment you find offensive, you can flag it as inappropriate. In the top right-hand corner of an individual comment, you will see 'flag as inappropriate'. Clicking this prompts us to review the comment. For further information see our rules for commenting on articles.

comments powered by Disqus

Latest Articles

Max Clifford trial jury to reconvene tomorrow after majority verdicts direction

Max Clifford trial jury to reconvene tomorrow after majority verdicts direction

The jury in the trial of celebrity publicist Max Clifford on 11 charges of indecent assault has been sent home for the day after being told by the judge earlier this afternoon that he will now accept majority verdicts.

Labour "fooling themselves" over plans to combat attacks on Miliband

Labour "fooling themselves" over plans to combat attacks on Miliband

Conservative-leaning public affairs experts have questioned the value of Labour's adoption of US-style campaigning tactics in the wake of the opposition hiring election strategist David Axelrod.

PLMR appoints Professor Tim Morris as non-executive director

The vet who helped establish the British Horseracing Authority's anti-doping and animal welfare programme has joined PLMR as a non-executive director.