The BBC has commissioned six original pieces of drama which will air exclusively on the iPlayer.
The dramas will be streamed under the BBC Three brand and will be produced over the next two years.
Victoria Jaye, BBC Head of IPTV & TV Online Content, says: “This ambitious new strand builds on BBC iPlayer as a creative platform to bring original British drama to audiences online, and explores storytelling outside of a scheduled TV slot or duration.
“Audiences will be able to discover, share and enjoy these dramas whenever and wherever they choose.”
Hilary Salmon, Executive Producer for BBC Drama, added: “This is a precious opportunity for BBC Drama Production to produce original content for the BBC iPlayer and the BBC Three audience and to build relationships with writing and directing talent that is on the way up.”