Review of bbc.co.uk Public Consultation 2007 by the BBC Trust. In the course of the review the Trust will look at bbc.co.uk’s role online, its contribution to the fulfilment of BBC’s public purposes, distinctiveness of the service and the way it should respond to the changing web environment. Deadline 31 October 2007
This public consultation covers all parts of the scope, as set out in the terms of reference. It seeks responses in the following broad areas:
- how is bbc.co.uk performing against the terms of its Service Licence?
- does the Service Licence provide an effective basis for the Trust to hold bbc.co.uk to account?
- should the Service Licence for bbc.co.uk be developed or changed in any way?
- 1 Questions
- 1.1 1: How does bbc.co.uk currently perform against the commitments made in its service licence? (pp8)
- 1.2 1a: To what extent does bbc.co.uk serve the BBC’s public purposes and, in particular, the citizenship and educational purposes? (pp9)
- 1.3 1b: To what extent is bbc.co.uk distinctive and innovative? Does it display the other content characteristics set out for it? (pp10)
- 1.4 1c: To what extent does bbc.co.uk reflect and extend the range of the BBC’s broadcast services? (pp10)
- 1.5 1d: Does bbc.co.uk enable users to navigate and search easily and does it lead its users effectively beyond BBC content? (pp11)
- 1.6 1e: Does bbc.co.uk make the BBC more accountable to licence fee payers? (pp12)
- 1.7 1f: As far as you are aware, does bbc.co.uk comply with the other requirements set out for it as Key Characteristics? (pp12)
- 1.8 2: Does the Service Licence provide an effective basis for the Trust to hold bbc.co.uk to account? (pp13)
- 1.9 3: Should the Service Licence for bbc.co.uk be developed or changed in order to reflect changes to bbc.co.uk, its users’ needs and the online market? (pp14)