History Creator / TheBBC

8th Nov '17 10:15:22 AM CaptainAmazing
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* '''BBC Knowledge''': The BBC's take on The Discovery Channel and the National Geographic Channel. Commonly known as the home of ''Series/TopGear'', they also air several Canadian and British reality TV shows like the Canadian version of ''Series/UndercoverBoss'', as well as plenty of their own documentaries. Available in HD in certain markets. Also the name of the UK digital channel that [[NetworkDeath preceded]] BBC Four from 1998-2002. Has been [[NetworkDeath replaced by]] BBC Earth in most countries, perhaps due to ''Series/TopGear'' stopping production from Jeremy Clarkson being refused a contract renewal[[note]]this is technically like getting fired, but not quite. Details: Not getting your contract renewed is worse off as you don't get compensation pay. Getting fired or laid off requires the employer to pay you compensation as dictated by the local labor laws.[[/note]], which in turn caused fellow presenters James May & Richard Hammond, as well as producer Andy Wilman to ''refuse to renew their contracts'' with the BBC.

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* '''BBC Knowledge''': The BBC's take on The Discovery Channel and the National Geographic Channel. Commonly known as the home of ''Series/TopGear'', they also air several Canadian and British reality TV shows like the Canadian version of ''Series/UndercoverBoss'', as well as plenty of their own documentaries. Available in HD in certain markets. Also the name of the UK digital channel that [[NetworkDeath preceded]] BBC Four from 1998-2002. Has been [[NetworkDeath replaced by]] by BBC Earth in most countries, perhaps due to ''Series/TopGear'' stopping production from Jeremy Clarkson being refused a contract renewal[[note]]this is technically like getting fired, but not quite. Details: Not getting your contract renewed is worse off as you don't get compensation pay. Getting fired or laid off requires the employer to pay you compensation as dictated by the local labor laws.[[/note]], which in turn caused fellow presenters James May & Richard Hammond, as well as producer Andy Wilman to ''refuse to renew their contracts'' with the BBC.
8th Nov '17 10:11:59 AM CaptainAmazing
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* '''BBC Knowledge''': The BBC's take on The Discovery Channel and the National Geographic Channel. Commonly known as the home of ''Series/TopGear'', they also air several Canadian and British reality TV shows like the Canadian version of ''Series/UndercoverBoss'', as well as plenty of their own documentaries. Available in HD in certain markets. Also the name of the UK digital channel that preceded BBC Four from 1998-2002. Has been replaced by BBC Earth, perhaps due to ''Series/TopGear'' stopping production from Jeremy Clarkson being refused a contract renewal[[note]]this is technically like getting fired, but not quite. Details: Not getting your contract renewed is worse off as you don't get compensation pay. Getting fired or laid off requires the employer to pay you compensation as dictated by the local labor laws.[[/note]], which in turn caused fellow presenters James May & Richard Hammond, as well as producer Andy Wilman to ''refuse to renew their contracts'' with the BBC.

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* '''BBC Knowledge''': The BBC's take on The Discovery Channel and the National Geographic Channel. Commonly known as the home of ''Series/TopGear'', they also air several Canadian and British reality TV shows like the Canadian version of ''Series/UndercoverBoss'', as well as plenty of their own documentaries. Available in HD in certain markets. Also the name of the UK digital channel that preceded [[NetworkDeath preceded]] BBC Four from 1998-2002. Has been [[NetworkDeath replaced by by]] BBC Earth, Earth in most countries, perhaps due to ''Series/TopGear'' stopping production from Jeremy Clarkson being refused a contract renewal[[note]]this is technically like getting fired, but not quite. Details: Not getting your contract renewed is worse off as you don't get compensation pay. Getting fired or laid off requires the employer to pay you compensation as dictated by the local labor laws.[[/note]], which in turn caused fellow presenters James May & Richard Hammond, as well as producer Andy Wilman to ''refuse to renew their contracts'' with the BBC.
8th Nov '17 10:04:05 AM CaptainAmazing
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* '''BBC Three''' (aka '''BBC [[XtremeKoolLetterz II]][[ExcitedShowTitle !]]''') - An online-exclusive channel dedicated to comedy, teen dramas, the occasional film and repeats. Started off showcasing some new stuff like ''Nighty Night'' and ''Series/LittleBritain'', in addition to stuff like ''Series/TwoPintsOfLagerAndAPacketOfCrisps'', [[NetworkDecay but dove head first into the 16-24 demographic]] with shows like ''Series/TheWrongDoor'', ''Series/{{Being Human|UK}}'' and various pilots for comedies, effectively getting revamped as a platform for this age group's creative works - possibly a more youthful SpiritualSuccessor to Creator/ChannelFour's ''Comedy Lab'' as well as potential rival to T4. These have [[Series/SpooksCode9 not all been successful]]. BBC Three was also available on broadcast television until its closure on 15 February 2016 due to budget cuts and increased interest in internet-exclusive programming.

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* '''BBC Three''' (aka '''BBC [[XtremeKoolLetterz II]][[ExcitedShowTitle !]]''') - An online-exclusive channel dedicated to comedy, teen dramas, the occasional film and repeats. Started off showcasing some new stuff like ''Nighty Night'' and ''Series/LittleBritain'', in addition to stuff like ''Series/TwoPintsOfLagerAndAPacketOfCrisps'', [[NetworkDecay but dove head first into the 16-24 demographic]] with shows like ''Series/TheWrongDoor'', ''Series/{{Being Human|UK}}'' and various pilots for comedies, effectively getting revamped as a platform for this age group's creative works - possibly a more youthful SpiritualSuccessor to Creator/ChannelFour's ''Comedy Lab'' as well as potential rival to T4. These have [[Series/SpooksCode9 not all been successful]]. BBC Three was also available on broadcast television until its closure [[NetworkDeath closure]] on 15 February 2016 due to budget cuts and increased interest in internet-exclusive programming.
7th Nov '17 8:27:42 PM RAMChYLD
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* '''Creator/CBeebies (International)''': A completely different feed from the one transmitted within the UK- this feed of the channel transmits 24 hours and is subscription-funded, and airs several shows whose license are otherwise held by different networks in the UK (for example, ''WesternAnimation/{{Humf}}''). Conversely they do not carry some of the shows that the UK feed of [=CBeebies=] carry due to international licensing agreements relegating said shows to other networks (for example, in Asia, Postman Pat aired in syndication, later on The Dreamworks Channel). Converted to HD in 2016.

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* '''Creator/CBeebies (International)''': A completely different feed from the one transmitted within the UK- this feed of the channel transmits 24 hours and is subscription-funded, and airs several shows whose license are otherwise held by different networks in the UK (for example, ''WesternAnimation/{{Humf}}''). Conversely they do not carry some of the shows that the UK feed of [=CBeebies=] carry due to international licensing agreements relegating said shows to other networks (for example, in Asia, Postman Pat aired in syndication, later on Boomerang and then The Dreamworks Channel). Converted to HD in 2016.
7th Nov '17 8:22:12 PM RAMChYLD
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* '''Creator/CBeebies (International)''': A completely different feed from the one transmitted within the UK- this feed of the channel transmits 24 hours and is subscription-funded, and airs several shows whose license are otherwise held by different networks in the UK (for example, ''WesternAnimation/{{Humf}}''). Conversely they do not carry some of the shows that the UK feed of [=CBeebies=] carry due to international licensing agreements relegating said shows to other networks (for example, in Asia, Thomas the Tank Engine aired on Disney Asia and now Boomerang). Converted to HD in 2016.

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* '''Creator/CBeebies (International)''': A completely different feed from the one transmitted within the UK- this feed of the channel transmits 24 hours and is subscription-funded, and airs several shows whose license are otherwise held by different networks in the UK (for example, ''WesternAnimation/{{Humf}}''). Conversely they do not carry some of the shows that the UK feed of [=CBeebies=] carry due to international licensing agreements relegating said shows to other networks (for example, in Asia, Thomas the Tank Engine Postman Pat aired in syndication, later on Disney Asia and now Boomerang).The Dreamworks Channel). Converted to HD in 2016.
2nd Nov '17 1:16:21 PM DavidDelony
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* '''BBC Four''' - Pretty much the visual equivalent of Radios 3 and 4, with widespread critical acclaim. Documentaries, classical music orientated programmes and television films and plays in the vein of ''Play for Today''. Fridays are devoted to music documentaries and performances, featuring everything from classical to heavy metal. In TheNewTens, known for importing cop shows and other drama series from mainland European countries, not previously a UK tradition, including ''Series/{{Engrenages}}'' from France, ''Series/{{Salamander}}'' from Belgium, the original Swedish TV version of ''Series/{{Wallander}}'', ''Series/{{Forbrydelsen}}'' and ''Series/{{Borgen}}'' from Denmark, ''Series/{{Trapped}}'' from Iceland, and ''Il commissario Montalbano'' from Italy. Also ''[[WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy Condensation]]''. Some of these shows are even supported by the BBC as part of cross-European collaboration. The channel bandwidth is shared with that of Creator/CBeebies, with the former taking over about 5 minutes after the latter signs off and the former signing off shortly before the latter begins broadcasting for the day.

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* '''BBC Four''' - Pretty much the visual equivalent of Radios 3 and 4, 4 and the American Creator/{{PBS}}, with widespread critical acclaim. Documentaries, classical music orientated programmes and television films and plays in the vein of ''Play for Today''. Fridays are devoted to music documentaries and performances, featuring everything from classical to heavy metal. In TheNewTens, known for importing cop shows and other drama series from mainland European countries, not previously a UK tradition, including ''Series/{{Engrenages}}'' from France, ''Series/{{Salamander}}'' from Belgium, the original Swedish TV version of ''Series/{{Wallander}}'', ''Series/{{Forbrydelsen}}'' and ''Series/{{Borgen}}'' from Denmark, ''Series/{{Trapped}}'' from Iceland, and ''Il commissario Montalbano'' from Italy. Also ''[[WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy Condensation]]''. Some of these shows are even supported by the BBC as part of cross-European collaboration. The channel bandwidth is shared with that of Creator/CBeebies, with the former taking over about 5 minutes after the latter signs off and the former signing off shortly before the latter begins broadcasting for the day.
27th Oct '17 5:22:12 AM Aurelian
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It should be said that not everyone is particularly fond of the license fee. 200,000 people signed a petition on the 38 Degrees petition site in favour of axing the license fee. Critics of the licence fee argue that, in an age of literally thousands of free to air TV channels, not to mention numerous subscription channels, they should not be obliged, under threat of fines and imprisonment,[[note]]The penalty for non-payment of the licence fee is a £1000 fine. Failure to pay the fine can result in a prison sentence.[[/note]] to pay for a service they do not necessarily want or even watch, especially as the BBC's major sport coverage has dwindled to almost nothing, while it has failed to produce a drama series to rival those of HBO or Netflix for many years. This, however, was promptly dwarfed by a petition in favour of keeping the license and the government's hands off the BBC, which is at 380,000 people and rising. This is considerably larger than the population of Cardiff and approximately equivalent to the population of New Orleans or Bristol. It's safe to say that this issue raises strong feelings.

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It should be said that not everyone is particularly fond of the license fee. An e-petition on the UK Government website calling for the licence fee to be scrapped was signed by 125,000 people, enough to trigger a parliamentary debate on the issue. 200,000 people signed a petition on the 38 Degrees petition site in favour of axing the license fee. Critics of the licence fee argue that, in an age of literally thousands of free to air TV channels, not to mention numerous subscription channels, they should not be obliged, under threat of fines and imprisonment,[[note]]The penalty for non-payment of the licence fee is a £1000 fine. Failure to pay the fine can result in a prison sentence.[[/note]] to pay for a service they do not necessarily want or even watch, especially as the BBC's major sport coverage has dwindled to almost nothing, while it has failed to produce a drama series to rival those of HBO or Netflix for many years. This, however, was promptly dwarfed by a petition in favour of keeping the license and the government's hands off the BBC, which is at 380,000 people and rising. This is considerably larger than the population of Cardiff and approximately equivalent to the population of New Orleans or Bristol. It's safe to say that this issue raises strong feelings.
26th Oct '17 6:56:21 PM dsneybuf
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22nd Oct '17 2:22:57 PM nombretomado
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* '''BBC Four''' - Pretty much the visual equivalent of Radios 3 and 4, with widespread critical acclaim. Documentaries, classical music orientated programmes and television films and plays in the vein of ''Play for Today''. Fridays are devoted to music documentaries and performances, featuring everything from classical to heavy metal. In TheNewTens, known for importing cop shows and other drama series from mainland European countries, not previously a UK tradition, including ''Series/{{Engrenages}}'' from France, ''Series/{{Salamander}}'' from Belgium, the original Swedish TV version of ''Series/{{Wallander}}'', ''Series/{{Forbrydelsen}}'' and ''Series/{{Borgen}}'' from Denmark, ''Series/{{Trapped}}'' from Iceland, and ''Il commissario Montalbano'' from Italy. Also ''[[WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy Condensation]]''. Some of these shows are even supported by the BBC as part of cross-European collaboration. The channel bandwidth is shared with that of CBeebies, with the former taking over about 5 minutes after the latter signs off and the former signing off shortly before the latter begins brodcasting for the day.

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* '''BBC Four''' - Pretty much the visual equivalent of Radios 3 and 4, with widespread critical acclaim. Documentaries, classical music orientated programmes and television films and plays in the vein of ''Play for Today''. Fridays are devoted to music documentaries and performances, featuring everything from classical to heavy metal. In TheNewTens, known for importing cop shows and other drama series from mainland European countries, not previously a UK tradition, including ''Series/{{Engrenages}}'' from France, ''Series/{{Salamander}}'' from Belgium, the original Swedish TV version of ''Series/{{Wallander}}'', ''Series/{{Forbrydelsen}}'' and ''Series/{{Borgen}}'' from Denmark, ''Series/{{Trapped}}'' from Iceland, and ''Il commissario Montalbano'' from Italy. Also ''[[WesternAnimation/FamilyGuy Condensation]]''. Some of these shows are even supported by the BBC as part of cross-European collaboration. The channel bandwidth is shared with that of CBeebies, Creator/CBeebies, with the former taking over about 5 minutes after the latter signs off and the former signing off shortly before the latter begins brodcasting broadcasting for the day.



* '''Creator/CBeebies (International)''': A completely different feed from the one transmitted within the UK- this feed of the channel transmits 24 hours and is subscription-funded, and airs several shows whose license are otherwise held by different networks in the UK (for example, ''WesternAnimation/{{Humf}}''). Conversely they do not carry some of the shows that the UK feed of CBeebies carry due to international licensing agreements relegating said shows to other networks (for example, in Asia, Thomas the Tank Engine aired on Disney Asia and now Boomerang). Converted to HD in 2016.

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* '''Creator/CBeebies (International)''': A completely different feed from the one transmitted within the UK- this feed of the channel transmits 24 hours and is subscription-funded, and airs several shows whose license are otherwise held by different networks in the UK (for example, ''WesternAnimation/{{Humf}}''). Conversely they do not carry some of the shows that the UK feed of CBeebies [=CBeebies=] carry due to international licensing agreements relegating said shows to other networks (for example, in Asia, Thomas the Tank Engine aired on Disney Asia and now Boomerang). Converted to HD in 2016.



* '''BBC Kids''': Like BBC Canada above. It's basically an amalgamation of CBBC and CBeebies, also with a tinge of Canadian content as required by the Canadian broadcast regulatory bodies.

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* '''BBC Kids''': Like BBC Canada above. It's basically an amalgamation of CBBC and CBeebies, [=CBeebies=], also with a tinge of Canadian content as required by the Canadian broadcast regulatory bodies.
13th Aug '17 12:08:44 PM rjd1922
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Note that not only is advertising on the BBC simply not done, ProductPlacement is actually a violation of the Ofcom Code (although it will now be allowed on other networks), and people have complained when brand names are visible on screen. For example, an episode of ''Series/{{Spooks}}'' was pulled and digitally edited after it was pointed out on a preview that some computers in the background had the Apple logo visible. Creator/DavidTennant's Converse All-Stars in ''Series/DoctorWho'' had the logo painted over. For many years they even refused to broadcast any songs which mentioned brand names (the most famous example being the forced removal of a reference to Coca-Cola from "Lola" by Music/TheKinks to get BBC airplay). This may seem overly touchy, but the BBC's lack of advertising has earned it some level of immunity to corporate influence - for example, when ''Series/TopGear'' (in the 90s, before it became an international phenomenon with hundreds of millions of weekly viewers) condemned a particular car from an Italian car company, their CEO allegedly demanded that they "[[CriticalResearchFailure pull all the advertising from Top Gear's network]]" in order to influence them into a retraction.

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Note that not only is advertising on the BBC simply not done, ProductPlacement is actually a violation of the Ofcom Code (although it will now be allowed on other networks), and people have complained when brand names are visible on screen. For example, an episode of ''Series/{{Spooks}}'' was pulled and [[ProductDisplacement digitally edited edited]] after it was pointed out on a preview that some computers in the background had the Apple logo visible. Creator/DavidTennant's Converse All-Stars in ''Series/DoctorWho'' had the logo painted over. For many years they even refused to broadcast any songs which mentioned brand names (the most famous example being the forced removal of a reference to Coca-Cola from "Lola" by Music/TheKinks to get BBC airplay). This may seem overly touchy, but the BBC's lack of advertising has earned it some level of immunity to corporate influence - for example, when ''Series/TopGear'' (in the 90s, before it became an international phenomenon with hundreds of millions of weekly viewers) condemned a particular car from an Italian car company, their CEO allegedly demanded that they "[[CriticalResearchFailure pull all the advertising from Top Gear's network]]" in order to influence them into a retraction.
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