BBC Trust consultation on Freesat proposal

BBC Trust consultation (30 pages, PDF) on a proposal to approve the development and launch of "Freesat", a free-to-view satellite platform.

The BBC Trust has also published:

According to the consultation paper:

The BBC Trust has decided that "Freesat" meets the BBC's Charter and Agreement definition of a "non-service" activity and does not require a Public Value Test. Nonetheless, in reaching its provisional decision the Trust has considered the potential public value and market implications of launching the service.

The Trust's provisional conclusion is that the proposition would have some negative impact on the wider market but increase choice for consumers. The Trust's view takes account of analysis of the proposition's potential market implications carried out by its own independent advisers within the Trust Unit and external independent economists.

Responses by Tuesday 27 March 2007.

For further information or advice please contact Franck Latrémolière or Nicholas Francis.

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