BBC Three will expand its output with a new editorial pillar

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BBC Three has launched a new editorial pillar, in order to broaden its output and create yet more opportunities for up-and-coming writers.

BBC Three Controller Damian Kavanagh describes this as “an exciting creative moment for the channel and the production community as we are broadening the scope of our commissioning. We have received extra investment in recognition of the great work we have been doing since moving online and we have ambitious plans for the next stage of our journey.”

When BBC Three transitioned off of tellies and into the online realm in 2016, its two main pillars of output were entitled ‘Make Me Laugh’ and ‘Make Me Think’. This commissioning remit saw a lot of success, including the production of award-winning shows such as Fleabag, Murder In Successville and People Just Do Nothing.

This new editorial pillar should mean that BBC Three has a whole host of new shows to share at some point in the near future. Describing the exact nature of this new pillar, Kavanagh said this:

“Our aim is to bring a new spirit to our content which celebrates young people and their passions by commissioning new, innovative, contemporary takes on Fact-Ent, Formats and Entertainment which will unite and inspire our young audience.”

When we hear more about BBC Three’s big new plans, we’ll be sure to let you know.