“Yes this is unlikely to affect cable/ satellite by a degree to closure, but would stimulate
“There is room in the TV market for both Free and Pay-tv alike.”
Sample of comments from respondents who believe the proposal is likely to
lead to market exit
“As the BBC will be effectively duplicating the "Freesat from Sky" service it will lead to lessinnovation. The money spent on BBC "Freesat" would be better spent developing
Question 9 – Does the proposal to establish a joint venture and to limit its
activity to marketing and technical co-ordination, leaving set top box
manufacture, retailing and installation to the market go far enough to minimise
the impact of the proposition on the market?
Of the 449 responses to question 9, 89% consider that the proposals go far enough to
minimise the impact of the proposition on the market, while 11% do not.
This conclusion also holds true when looking at responses from organisations, coming in just
1% lower at 88%.
"Do the proposals go far enough to minimise market impact?" 89% said "Yes" and 11% said "No".Do the proposals go far enough tominimise marketimpact?
"The proposal will minimise market impact". Those agreeing were 90% of those categorised as "other", 89% of organisations, 89% of individuals and 88% of organisations. Sample of comments from respondents who believe the proposal will minimise
impact on the market
“Absolutely. You only have to look at Freeview's amazing success to back that statement
“Yes. But it must encourage other broadcasters, be it national or niche to get involved.”
“Yes and distances the BBC somewhat which is more suitable for a public service body.”
“Generally yes although some consideration will need to be given to influencing manufacture
and installation in the interests of consumers”
“Yes, plus in time it could be incorporated direct into new methods of viewing, like PC
media centres etc.”
“It's the most obvious way - it’s the same model as Freeview and the only sensible way
“Yes. Many companies existing and future will benefit from the supply of the equipment
“Absolutely - the trust should not underestimate the market need for this development”
“Yes - it will also mean boxes will be cheaper as companies will be in competition with each
Sunday, 10 February 2008
BBC TRUST DECIDES FREESAT.
AS REPORTED BY THE BBC TRUST IN APRIL 2007.