BBC3 to establish new base in Birmingham

Several of the channel's teams, including short-form content and social media, will relocate to the Midlands city by 2018

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The BBC has announced it will build on its existing £125m investment in Birmingham by creating a new dual base for BBC Three in the city.

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The plans come as the government publishes its White Paper on the future of the BBC. 

The Corporation said the plans for the channel, which went online-only in February, meant a £10m boost for “fresh talent and innovative digital content for young audiences”.

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BBC Three’s short-form programmes and films, and the social media team that works to promote it, would move to Birmingham by 2018 under these new proposals.