“Yes, furthermore the technology is now available to the BBC to deliver Freesat in IPTV
format with a satellite return path, facilitating a far wider range of interactive services thatn
are currently available in other European satellite TV offerings.”
Sample of comments from those people who believe the proposition should
not be future-proof
“If I can pick up your freesat on my existing sat box, I personally would not be bothered
about HD. The existing digital picture is more than ample for me. If people want HD they
should have to pay the extra for it.”
Question 5 – Do you agree with the Trust's conclusion that the BBC's
“Freesat” proposals are consistent with the BBC's Public Purposes because
they will improve access to its digital services?
Of the 617 responses to question 5, 93% consider that the proposal is consistent with the
BBC’s Public Purposes, while only 7% do not.
"Is the proposal consistent with the BBC's Public Purposes?" 93% said "yes" and 7% said "No".Sample of comments from respondents who believe that the proposal isconsistent with the BBC’s Public Purposes
“Freesat is in line with the licence remit, the system helps to provide Digital and HDservices”
“I agree, digital services will be required by all when analogue transmissions are turned off
and I believe that a mixture of digital service options should be available at a range of price
points. From a basic low cost service that freeview currently offers, to a low cost enhanced
services option (freesat) to the medium cost and premium services offered by sky and Virgin
Sunday, 10 February 2008
BBC FREESAT FUTURE DECIDED BY THE BBC TRUST.
AS REPORTED BY THE BBC TRUST IN APRIL 2007.