Assessing the impact of proposed changes to the BBC’s public service activities -
Launch date:15 December 2016
Modified at:10 April 2018
The role of the BBC is to produce high quality and distinctive programmes and services which educate, inform and entertain.
As a large publicly-funded organisation, the BBC may have an impact on competition in the wider media market. It may have a positive effect by stimulating demand or encouraging sector wide innovation, for example. But in fulfilling its objectives, the BBC may also harm the ability of others to compete effectively.
The Charter places a number of obligations on the BBC with regards to proposed changes to its public service activities.
This document consults on the procedures and guidance that we will adopt when assessing whether Ofcom would allow material changes to the BBC’s public service activities.