Why We Did Not Choose BBC One:We did not choose BBC One for several reasons. Firstly from our research we discovered that BBC Onedo not feature documentaries as often as BBC three and when they do the majority of the documentariesare based on crime such as ‘Panorama’ or ‘The Truth About Crime.’ Although as mentioned in the earlysegment of my presentation there may be a knock effect of crime this would only be a minor mention ofcrime as not so heavily investigated as these documentaries.Furthermore, continuing on BBC One’s documentaries do not share of same genre as our documentary.This is evident through investigating the documentaries they broadcast such as ‘Goodnight Britain’‘Great British Railway Journeys’ ‘Britain’s hidden hunger’ and ‘Imagine’ These documentaries havethemes of exploring Britains culture, history and art. These genres are not to be found in ourdocumentary as therefore the target audience of these documentary would not have an interest in ourdocumentary and likewise our young target audience would also not have an interest in thesedocumentaries which is evident from the results of our questionnaire and would therefore not watchdocumentaries broadcast on BBC One. This makes it evident to us that BBC One is not a suitablechannel to broadcast on documentary.Moreover, from our questionnaire results specifically on question four it is clear that BBC One is achannel that our target audience would not tune in onto as they received the lowest percentage on thechannels that our target audience watch. As a result it is clear that our target audience do not watchdocumentaries broadcast on BBC One and therefore it is only logical not to allow BBC One to broadcastour documentary as it would only isolate our target audience and decrease our ratings and ultimately leadto our documentary being unsuccessful.
Why We Did Not Choose BBC Two:When researching possible channels to broadcast our documentary we immediately ruledout BBC Two. Firstly from our research into our target audience through our questionnairewe discovered that a minor percentage of our target audience watch BBC Two. Therefore itwas clear to us that if we were to choose BBC Two as our channel to broadcast ourdocumentary we would be secluding the majority of our target audience which would bedefeating the purpose of making the documentary.In addition, from researching BBC Two it was clear that they seldom broadcastdocumentaries and when they do they are nature based. Seeing as our documentary is abusiness based documentary it does not fit into our documentary genre. As a result it is clearthat our documentary does not fit into the codes and conventions of BBC Twodocumentaries and is therefore irrelevant for us to have it broadcast on BBC Two.Furthermore, we also discovered the BBC Two’s target audience is more mature and olderthan our target audience as it is therefore evident that a more adult target audience would nothave an interest in young peoples problems, making BBC Two an unsuitable channel tobroadcast our documentary.
Why We Did Not Choose ITV/Channel FourWe had much debate other whether to have ITV broadcast our documentary and early on course weconsidered using ITV however, after discussion, research and our target audiences opinions on ITV wecame to the conclusion not to allow this channel to broadcast our documentary. We discussed ITV andthrough research we discovered that ITV only broadcast documentaries when a scandal has occurredin the current events e.g. ‘Jimmy Saville documentary’ ITV tent to only broadcast sport, cultural ordrama programmes which do not fit our documentary genre. Plus, from our questionnaire it is clearthat our target audience watch and prefer BBC Three over ITV making it clear we have made thecorrect choice but choosing BBC Three over ITV. Furthermore, from discussions with our targetaudience and through our questionnaire it is evident that ITV is unfavourable with our target audienceand therefore illogical to have ITV broadcast our documentary.We also ruled out Channel Four as Channel Four tends to broadcast programmes rather thandocumentaries and although them are entertaining which is an element which we aim to convey in ourdocumentary it would be irrelevant to broadcast a documentary on a channel that does not airdocumentaries. We need to have a lot more in-depth research into channel because like BBC Three ittoo is watched by a young target audience so we allow our questionnaire to determine which channelwas more popular with our target audience and from the results BBC Three had to greater percentagewhich makes it evident we made the right choice by choosing BBC Three over Channel Four.
Why We Did Not Choose E4:E4 was the next channel we investigated, we originally thought to use E4 to broadcast ourdocumentary as it had a young target audience and after discussion with our target audiencethey seemed to like channel four. However, after researching E4 and the programmes theybroadcast it was clear they do not broadcast any documentaries.As a result, we decided not to use E4 to broadcast our documentary and choose BBC threeinstead. We were right in our decision to do this because our questionnaire results indicatesBBC Three is our target audiences most favourable channels and more importantly itbroadcasts documentaries that fit our documentary genre.