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Matrix2,544 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...
Technologist53 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_reith10 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.
DVB Cornwall8,391 posts since 4 Dec 2003
Westcountry Spotlight
Given the go ahead today ...


BBC iPlayer Competition Assessment: statement on Ofcom's final determination

Start: 12 June 2019 Status: Statement published End: 10 July 2019

Statement published: 1 August 2019

The BBC has proposed to change BBC iPlayer from a service where programmes are available to ‘catch-up’ for 30 days after broadcast, to one where programmes are available for 12 months as standard, with some available for longer.

As required by the BBC Charter and Agreement, we have carried out a competition assessment, under which we:

looked at the public value provided by the BBC’s proposals;
analysed the way in which they impact on competition; and
considered whether that public value justifies any adverse impacts that we identified.

This document sets out our analysis and final determination.

In line with our provisional view, we have concluded that the BBC’s proposed changes to BBC iPlayer could deliver significant public value over time. They could increase choice and availability of public-service broadcast content, and help ensure the BBC remains relevant in the face of changing viewing habits.

However, we remain concerned about the competitive challenges created, particularly for other public service broadcasters’ video-on-demand services. So, while we have concluded that the public value justifies the adverse impact on fair and effective competition we have identified, and the BBC can proceed with its plans, this is subject to certain conditions and guidance. Our conditions will ensure that the new BBC iPlayer delivers future public value, and will mitigate risks to fair and effective competition.
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DVB Cornwall8,391 posts since 4 Dec 2003
Westcountry Spotlight
Interesting that we have a 'first' afaik. a brand new programme - 'Sacred Wonders' with an 'Available for over a year' status. We've had new with a one year window before but not seen any other than archive material with a > 1 year availability. Something to monitor carefully.