BBC Three: Re-inventing the BBC’s offer for young people
Theatre One: Day Two – 11:00 – 12:00
As part of the brave new world of non-linear broadcasting, BBC Three broke new ground as the first channel in the world to switch online, and at the same time began reinventing the BBC’s offer for young people.
With hit shows like Fleabag, Thirteen, American High School and Murder In Succesville BBC Three is having huge success with the long form shows it has traditionally made, but at the same time is having similar success with the short form and mid-form content it is producing like Amazing Humans and Drugs Map of Britain.
In this session, BBC Three Controller Damian Kavanagh will go through what the youth brand is focussing on going forward, sharing some of the highs and lows he has experienced along the way, will talk about commissioning content without a schedule, breaking new talent, experimenting with new forms of content while at the same time retaining BBC Three’s identity as the place young people go to for content that makes them think and laugh.
Damian Kavanagh, Controller, BBC