With these come a range of fresh commissions designed to show off the BBC's new vision. They include Clique, a six-part drama about two childhood soulmates, Georgia and Holly, who attend Edinburgh University and quickly get caught up in a "seductive world" led by the city's high-flying business types. There's also a mystery series called Unsolved: The Boy Who Disappeared, which follows reporters Alys Harte and Bronagh Munro as they follow an investigation into a teenager's real-life disappearance. If you think that sounds like Serial, you're not alone.
Other highlights include Black Power, a new documentary by filmmaker Dan Murdoch about the Black Liberation Movement, and a second series of Life And Death Row, which looks at young people behind bars.
When the decision was made to move BBC Three online, people weren't happy. An ultimately unsuccessful online petition was set up, championing its programming and the role it plays on television. The broadcaster carried on regardless though, and with good reason -- it faces tough budget cuts and is trying to keep up with youngsters' consumption habits, which are increasingly moving online. With this new approach, the BBC believes it can be more adventurous than before, trying new formats that wouldn't have been possible through a regular TV schedule.
The relaunch marks a rare chance for BBC Three to reinvent itself. A successful slate of programming could re-establish its place among youth media, while a series of misfires will all but bury the brand forever.