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Matrix2,541 posts since 13 Feb 2004
London London
I wonder how much that cost the licence fee payer to produce that report. The answer could have been put on the back of a fag packet...


Well, I think it also serves a secondary purpose. The BBC might well know that certain initiatives are likely to prove popular (especially if there isn't a direct cost associated with it) but, as with BBC Sounds, it demonstrates that Aunty is a) listening to public feedback on its digital offerings (an area it is facing stiff competition in) and creating a 'user led offering' whilst b) building an evidence base (yes, those 95 pages) that this is a service valued by the public -- it's almost like the Beeb is worried about the funding for it...
Technologist23 posts since 10 Oct 2018
London London
I wonder how much that cost the licence fee payer to produce that report. The answer could have been put on the back of a fag packet...

But the charter and agreement say otherwise and the assorted regulators have repeatedly come down on the BBC for "abusing its market position" ...
remember a7 day window and the dead Kangeroo which I could see derailing Britbox
( despite the willingness /enthusiasm I'd Ofcom and DDCMS )
iee_reith7 posts since 17 Oct 2018
London London
...creating a 'user led offering' whilst b) building an evidence base (yes, those 95 pages) that this is a service valued by the public -- it's almost like the Beeb is worried about the funding for it...


Exactly - and the independent/super-indie sector is very worried about what this will do for the secondary rights market, with PACT leading the charge on exclaiming it'll be unfair for companies.

PACT, of course, also having led the charge on lobbying for more of the BBC's programming to be opened up to indies and, indirectly, causing the exact conditions whereby the BBC can no longer support in-house production (and therefore exploit its own rights as it wishes and for the benefit of licence fee payers) without having to hive-off its non-News, Sports and Childrens programme-making departments to sell to other channels and 'be more competitive.' A mess.