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BBC II! - how, where and what to watch on new online service

More details of how and where viewers will be able to watch BBC Three content from mid-February have been released.

Content from the soon-to-be former TV channel will be split across two "platforms": 

The Best Of will showcase "BBC Three originals" - i.e. regular length programmes, plus a selection of short films - in essence the content viewers can already get via the current iPlayer service

The Daily Drop will be home to BBC Three's new stream of daily content, including short videos, blogs, social media, image galleries, trending stories and daily updates from news and sport -  a portal bringing together content from across the BBC and social media platforms of interest to a youth audience.

The Daily Drop will roll out in Beta over the next few days. The Best Of will launch in February.

Coinciding with becoming an online brand, the BBC will launch the new series of Cuckoo, the first film from the new series of BAFTA-winning Life And Death Row, and Live From The BBC, featuring some of Britain’s best new comedians on Tuesday 16th February. Content will made available exclusively through BBC Three’s new online platform and BBC Three on iPlayer.

Where to watch
  • All "BBC Three originals" - the trendy term given by the BBC for normal programmes - will be available via and through BBC iPlayer on connected TVs, set top boxes including Sky and Virgin, games consoles including Sony Playstation and Microsoft XBox, web browsers, native iOS, Windows and Android apps as well as BBC Red Button+, the new Red Button service available on various Freeview HD smart TVs, YouView boxes and Freesat Freetime. 
  • 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, Vine and Tumblr.

You'll see these programmes online and on connected TV:

Brand new contemporary drama Clique from writer Jess Brittain centred around two friends whose lives becoming increasingly complicated after starting university in Edinburgh.

New short-form series Life Hacks with Ben Hart, where he brings his magic to unsuspecting members of the public.

New format Unsolved: The Boy Who Disappeared. Alys Harte and Bronagh Munro investigate the real-life disappearance of a teenager 20 years ago. Unrestricted by linear schedules, the story will be told using a variety of formats, including video.

Black Power (working title). Dan Murdoch's follow up to KKK: The Fight For White Supremacy. This new documentary will see Dan revisit the USA and meet the Ku Klux Klan and Black Panther movements.

New Stacey Dooley documentaries on attitudes to sex and prostitution in Turkey, Brazil and Russia and a new short film about the New Year’s Eve attacks in Cologne.

Thirteen, written by Marnie Dickens and led by Jodie Comer alongside Aneurin Barnard features Ivy Moxham after she escapes the cellar that's been her prison for the last 13 years. Today is the day she'll return to her home, to her family, to her life.

Class is a new Doctor Who spin-off from the acclaimed young adult author Patrick Ness set in contemporary London. Incredible dangers are breaking through the walls of time and space, and with darkness coming, London is unprotected.

Murdered By My Father is the story of the ‘honour’ killing of a 16-year-old girl, a riveting exploration of how family love and duty turned to violence, and murder, in a suburban British home. Written by exciting young screenwriter Vinay Patel, the drama is from the team behind Murdered By My Boyfriend.


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