BBC THREE was launched on 9 February, 2003 and is available on cable, satellite and free-view. The channel airs from 7PM until 4AM and replaced BBC Choice.
The channel shows a mixture of comedy, documentaries and drama serials which are often shown on BBC TWO at a later date. The channel also shows Doctor Who Confidential immediately after the regular episode has finished on BBC One. There is also an hourly news update called 60 seconds.
As of September, 2006 the channel was attracting an average 1.1% audience share.