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iPlayer first: BBC Three will debut all scripted comedy online

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BBC Three has today (July 30) announced plans to debut all its scripted comedy on iPlayer first.

From the end of August, the channel will air shows such as Jack Whitehall's Bad Education seven days prior to TV broadcast.

Cast shot of 'Bad Education' comedy on BBC Three

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The announcement follows a separate BBC trial to premiere 40 hours of programming on iPlayer, including Peter Kay's highly anticipated BBC sitcom debut, Car Share. Also, earlier this month, BBC Three debuted a batch of Comedy Feeds exclusively on iPlayer.

BBC Three boss Zai Bennett said: "BBC Three audiences are digitally savvy, and view our programmes in a number of different ways online and on the go.

"We've already been experimenting with online content, starting with the hugely popular Comedy Feeds, now in their second season and with a third in the pipeline.

"Premiering our scripted comedies on BBC iPlayer is an obvious and exciting step forward for BBC Three, and yet another innovative way to give our viewers more choice in the ways they can enjoy our programmes."

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