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The first set of technical changes to accommodate BBC Three HD on Sky and Freesat have been observed today. It comes ahead of Ofcom’s final verdict on the return of the youth-orientated channel.

After the BBC revised its proposals for the channel to include a news programme, Ofcom wants to the BBC to commit to providing news on the relaunched BBC Three channel.

The UK’s broadcasting watchdog says the public value of BBC Three returning as a broadcast channel justifies the limited adverse market impact on commercial broadcasters.

The BBC will turn back the clock, with BBC Three relaunching in its former 7pm-4am slot, timesharing with CBBC, which will revert back to closing at 7pm. Channel numbers are yet to be determined.