Charter The new Royal Charter granted to the BBC on 19 September
2006, which took effect on 1 January 2007 (subject only to
some very limited transitional provisions which continue to
apply after that date).
The Charter sets out the Public Purposes of the BBC and
guarantees its editorial independence. It prescribes the
constitution of the BBC, the relationship between the Trust
and the Executive Board, and the duties and functions of both
DCMS Department of Culture, Media and Sport
Digital Switchover The progressive replacement of the analogue broadcasting of
television services within the UK with digital broadcasting of
those services. This is scheduled to take place from 2008
until the end of 2012 on a region by region basis commencing
with Border in 2008.
DTT Digital Terrestrial Television, often known as 'Freeview'. The
broadcast of digital television channels received via existing
rooftop aerials (rather than by satellite).
EPG Electronic Programming Guide
Framework Agreement The Framework Agreement complements the Charter (see
above). It goes into more detail on many of the subjectsmentioned in the Charter and also covers such things as the
BBC's regulatory obligations and funding arrangements.
The Framework Agreement was made between the BBC and
the Secretary of State for Culture Media and Sport, and
approved after a debate in Parliament in July 2006.
“Freesat” Free-to-view satellite proposition, offered on the basis of a
one-off payment with no ongoing subscription costs.
Freeview The supply of Digital Terrestrial Television channels via
existing rooftop aerials.
HD High Definition television output.
ISP Internet Service Provider
Sunday, 10 February 2008
BBC TRUST CONCLUSION ON FREESAT.
AS REPORTED BY THE BBC TRUST IN APRIL 2007.