Written by: Roshan Dwivedi
So, it’s been confirmed that BBC Three will be leaving our television screens in January for a future of online-only viewing, but where does that leave the future of television? The BBC Trust have announce that the move will begin in January 2016 and should be finished in February, so it looks like the internet may begin taking over sooner than we thought!
BBC Three is primarily aimed at the younger generation, featuring shows such as Family Guy, Russell Howard’s Good News and Bad Education. But, according to research undertaken by the BBC, the move will suit the demands of young viewers.
So, research has shown that us youngsters would rather use our portable, online devices rather than sit in the living room watching TV. To accommodate the younger audience, some TV suppliers like Talk Talk have features that allow viewers to open on-demand services like Netflix, Now TV and popular channel catch-up services like BBC iPlayer and ITV Hub.
Online video streaming services are certainly on the rise, and it’s easy to see why. It becomes easier to watch shows that you’ve missed, with no worries about having to remember to record the show, or get home in time to settle down in front of the box to catch it. We are also provided with a larger choice of what to watch, at any time. For example, Netflix offers thousands of TV series and movies, from classics to new releases. And with people becoming more and more tech-savvy, the services are more accessible to all. Also, saving an annual £150 license fee charge seems pretty attractive to most young adults trying to save some cash!
Source : HTF