A BBC Three drama strand has been commissioned exclusively for BBC iPlayer which will see BBC Drama commission six original short films as exclusive content for the service over the next two years.
The strategy will be run between BBC iPlayer, BBC Three and BBC Drama Production, as well as the BBC Writersroom, and follows the announcement earlier this year from the corporation that it would begin to premier some of its content ahead of TV broadcasting.
Victoria Jaye, BBC head of IPTV & TV Online Content, said: “This ambitious new strand builds on BBC iPlayer as a creative platform to bring original British drama to audiences online, and explores storytelling outside of a scheduled TV slot or duration. Audiences will be able to discover, share and enjoy these dramas whenever and wherever they choose.”
Earlier this year the BBC ran an online only mini-series in the run up to the departure of Doctor Who companions Amy and Rory called Pond Life and new talent comedy pilots Feed My Funny.