Tuesday, 8 October 2013

BBC One Launches BBC One + 1 Channel

Doctor Who's home channel, BBC One, will soon be launching a Plus One service, echoing many other channels, giving Whovians a chance to watch their favourite show if they're a little too late.

BBC Director General Tony Hall announced the news today: : “Any plan for channels starts with BBC One. Above all, BBC One needs to be on top form. It has to be the nation’s favourite channel, but also its bravest. We’ll also look to launch a BBC One +1 channel, too – it’s what audiences expect, especially younger ones, and it means people can get more of what they've already paid for.”

Charlotte Moore, Controller of BBC One, adds: "This is brilliant news for BBC One viewers, it means the content we pay for delivers even more value for audiences. In a world of increased choice, +1 will enable licence fee payers to have even more access to our broad range of programmes every day."

But with BBC iPlayer being available on computers, mobiles and on the TV through several methods, is the mentioned bravery the sheer fact that they launch it too little too late? Perhaps fans would prefer a faster and more reliable service? Maybe making sure the episodes have subtitles for the hearing impaired?

Further details, including launch date, is to be released "in due course", so it is fairly safe to bet that it will not be available for the 50th.

1 comment :

Paul F Cockburn said...

Er; "have subtitles for the disabled"? That phrase is wrong in so many respects. Subtitles are for those people who are deaf/have a hearing impairment, most of whom (in my experience) do not think of themselves as disabled, just differently abled. In fact, they are only "disabled"–that is, seriously disadvantaged and discriminated against–by a lack of subtitles, as Donna Williams was when it came to watching "The Snowmen" and its prequels.