iPlayer set to be first for comedy
DIGITAL channel BBC Three will show all of its scripted comedy shows on the iPlayer BEFORE they hit TV screens.
Channel controller Zai Bennett said the move – which starts in August with the new series of Jack Whitehall’s Bad Education ( above) – suited its “digitally savvy” audience.
He said: “We have already experimented with online content, starting with the hugely popular Comedy Feeds. Premiering our scripted comedies on BBC iPlayer is an obvious and exciting step forward”
The move comes after the BBC announced Peter Kay’s new sitcom would be its first series shown in its entirety on the catch-up service first.
The six-episode BBC One series called Car Share features the Bolton-born comic as a supermarket worker thrown together with a female colleague in a car share scheme.