BBC Three will return as a TV channel in February – six years after it moved online – regulator Ofcom has confirmed.
The channel has since been responsible for major hits including Fleabag, Normal People and Killing Eve – prompting calls for its resurrection.
The broadcasting watchdog officially approved the move on Thursday, and the new channel will be available on Freeview, Sky, Virgin and Freesat.
EPG numbers to be confirmed at a later date.
Last year, BBC research concluded there was a “strong case” for BBC Three to come back as a regular TV channel, focusing on younger audiences.
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