BBC Switch

BBC Switch was a strand on tv, on radio and online aimed at a teenage audience – mainly to replace the audience no longer served after the repositioning of CBBC as a station aimed at 6 to 12 year olds.  The block of Saturday tv programming began on 20 November 2007, and the tv strand was presented by Tom Deacon and AJ Odudu.  Original programming included Kyle XY and The 5:19 Show – the latter also formed two hours of the BBC Switch Sunday evening strand on BBC Radio 1. An interim announcement by the BBC Trust in July 2010 announced the probable closure of the BBC Switch brand due to efficiency savings.  The final BBC Switch programme was transmitted on 17 December 2010.

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The 5:19 Show



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BBC Blast

BBC Blast is the BBC’s network for creative teenagers.