BBC Trust suspends BBC Jam on market impact grounds

BBC Trust statement (about 2 pages) that it has ordered the BBC to suspend the BBC Digital Curriculum service (branded BBC Jam) from 20 March 2007. This decision was trigged by complaints about non-compliance with the State aid conditions agreed with the European Commission, combined with a promise to undertake a market impact assessment for the service during 2007 in any event.

Roll-out of new services had already been stopped. The service will now be taken offline altogether.

A new educational service will be developed by the BBC, and will be subject to the same public value test and market impact assessment as other new BBC services under the new Governance structure.

See this Reckon page for background on BBC Jam's State aid approval.

For further information or advice please contact Franck Latrémolière.

Filed under BBC, Media, State aid.

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