Saturday, 19 July 2008

NEW BBC internet service, called Local Video.

Speech by Sir Michael Lyons, Chairman of the BBC Trust, to EU conference in Strasbourg

17 July 2008

We applied a Public Value Test before we agreed to the launch of the BBCiPlayer, the successful service that allows audiences to catch up via the internet with BBC programmes they may have missed on transmission – that PVT process resulted in significant changes to the original proposal.

And we are currently carrying out a PVT on proposals to launch a new BBC internet service, called Local Video. This proposal from the Executive was developed following a challenge from the Trust to respond to audience demands for improved local services. The Executive's proposal is for a broadband service offering video coverage of local news and events in 60 areas of the UK.

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