“With the introduction of the 'Freesat' proposals yes. The BBC should continue with its
High Definition trial and should start a scheduled HD satellite service as soon as it is
practically possible. HD is the next logical step in the technological advancement of TV
broadcasting. Had the BBC not progressed broadcasting we would still have 405 lines B&WTV and the Home Service.”
Sample of comments from those who think the BBCshould not
“I personally believe that the current access levels are sufficient and would question, at this
stage, what value an additional means of receiving would bring?”
Question 2 – Should licence fee payers have a choice of subscription-free
means of access to digital services?
Of the 628 responses to question 2, 95% consider that licence fee payers should have a
choice of subscription-free means of access to digital services, while 5% do not.
Pie chart shoing the percentages responding to the question "Should licence fee payers have a choice?". 95% said "Yes" and 5% said "No".Again the response is especially strong from Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland; areas
with lower than average Freeview coverage. The evidence suggests that a choice in these
nations would be welcome, with 100% of respondents in favour of a choice of means of
access, compared to the overall average of 95%.
Sunday, 10 February 2008
BBC TRUST DECIDE ABOUT FREESAT.
AS DESCRIBED BY THE BBC TRUST IN APRIL 2007.