The BBC is considering moving BBC Three back to television, the Daily Mail has reported.
The youth network moved to online-only four years ago, becoming available exclusively on iPlayer.
Now BBC executives are reportedly discussing reversing the decision as the corporation prepares to publish its annual plan later this month.
A spokesman for the BBC said the report was “speculation” but did not rule it out completely.
The channel was given a boost by hits including RuPaul’s Drag Race UK, Fleabag and This Country. The move could help the BBC’s efforts to win back younger viewers.
However, it is said that such a decision could lead to cuts elsewhere to fund the move.