This is the final chance to have your say on the future of BBC3.
There are less than 12 hours until the BBC Trust closes its public consultation on BBC3’s proposed move online, but you can still have your say about the plans here before 11:59pm on Wednesday 30th September.
The BBC Trust already provisionally approved plans to move the channel online in June, setting January 2016 as a proposed date, although this second call for viewer comments can still influence the regulator’s final decision.
If the BBC Trust approves the plans, it will be a matter of months before BBC3 closes as a broadcast channel and transfers to online.
While the move is expected to be confirmed, any viewer comments submitted before the Wednesday deadline could still affect the final decision, and influence the kinds of programmes BBC1, 2 and 3 are required to make.
As well as the online survey, campaign group Save BBC3 have created a suggested letter template that their supporters can send to the BBC Trust.
Shows including Gavin & Stacey, Torchwood, Little Britain and Don’t Tell the Bride all started out on BBC3 before moving on to other channels, and the BBC Trust has recognised that without BBC3 there will be fewer places for the BBC to take “risks” with new talent.
As part of the BBC Trust’s provisional report, it asked for “a commitment to a space on broadcast television (not just on BBC3 online) where risks can be taken with new talent and new ideas of the sort that BBC3 has been successful in developing.”