“Yes, they should have a full choice: Free sat, Free Terrestrial (Freeview), free cable,
Sample of comments from those who believe Licence Fee payers should nothave a choice
“No, it is unnecessary, terrestrial is sufficient as it provides the fullest coverage of the British
Isles. The cost to the BBC of additional access methods detracts directly from program
Question 3(a) – Are the BBC's “Freesat” proposals likely to be valuable and
attractive to all licence fee payers?
Of the 539 responses to question 3(a), 86% consider that the proposals are likely to benefit
all licence fee payers, while 14% do not.
Pie chart showing percentages that answered the question "Are the proposals valuable to all licence fee payers?". 86% said "Yes" and 14% said "No".Sample of comments from those who believe the proposals will be valuable to
all Licence Fee payers
“The value to those unable to receive Freeview, is the ability to receive the digital channels.
The value to those able to receive Freeview, is the ability to receive HDTV channels”
“Yes - especially if it offers an alternate route to HD services, outside of the terrestrial
“Yes, this will give more access to a wider range of programming.”
“The Freesat proposal has the possibility to become an extremely valuable service to all
license payers if, as seems likely, there is no provision for an HD service to offered on
Sunday, 10 February 2008
BBC TRUST FREESAT CONCLUSION.
AS REPORTED BY THE BBC TRUST IN APRIL 2007.