Save BBC Three

This e-petition is calling on the Department for Culture, Media to call on the BBC Director General to reconsider his plans to axe BBC Three next year as part of the BBC's current cost cutting programme.

Scrapping the channel, and relegating content to the internet at a time with a slashed budget, would be a mistake.

The BBC needs to cater for all ages, and this petition is designed to give young people a voice about these cut backs.

Unlike other BBC channels it takes risks. It offers live debates and documentaries.

We believe that the BBC does not do enough to cater for young adults, and scrapping BBC Three from cable, satellite, and terrestrial television would be a big mistake.

An online move would mean less money for quality programming, would restrict access for those in many rural areas, as well as those without an active broadband connection.

This e-petition has been rejected with the following reason given:

E-petitions cannot be used to request action on issues that are outside the responsibility of the government. This includes:

  • party political material
  • commercial endorsements including the promotion of any product, service or publication
  • issues that are dealt with by devolved bodies, eg The Scottish Parliament
  • correspondence on personal issues

E-petitions cannot be used for freedom of information requests.

The following explanatory notes have been added:

this is an operational matter for the BBC.

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Created By

Nicholas Peacock

Created On

Thursday 6 March 2014

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