How does it give them preferential treatment? The iPlayer app on Q is the same as that on the NowTV box, most TVs,etc.
I mean, it's a pure marketing technology. I don't consider being marketed to more effectively 'preferential treatment' and Sky will now simply have the same access to iPlayer content as everyone else, as in the back catalogue that the BBC is slowly broadening, rather than a restricted catch up service.So those using Virgin Media cable get the same ability and what about those on Freeview? Yes, SKY customers are being given preferencial treatment.
The abilities being discussed will only be available via SKY and SKY's STBs and as such will only be available to SKY subscribers. Are all BBC ltcense payers getting free SKY in return? What are SKY giving to the BBC that benefits every one of the BBC's license payers or that is at least accessible by them without need of a SKY subscription?
The red button would ordinarilly give those viewing a BBC channel access to the BBC's interactive services and not access to iPlayer. Nor do the BBC readilly allow other platforms direct access to the iPlayer via that platforms catch up service.Pressing the red button doesn't access iPlayer on other services. You'd simply be given access to the BBC's interactive services if pressing the red button while viewing a BBC channel via other platforms.
I don’t think siting YouTube is a very convincing argument for minority interest content. The BBC is a curated and regulated broadcaster where journalists are held to account and news and other programming can be fact checked, and complaints can be raised & investigated. It also has a mandate to be accessible to all of British society, not just those who are tech savvy.I take the point that the BBC makes some programmes of minority interest but there are very rare and I believe that youtube is now a better source for such content.
Youtube video's are not as polished as broadcast programmes but often offer excellent content as they are made by people who have a good understanding of their field of interest.
So this means BBC iPlayer in Ireland now, through Sky??? Very surprising (but very welcome), never been able to access bbc iplayer before
Not necessarily. Nothing about that press release suggests it'll be available there.
I’m not seeing it here in Ireland anyway.except it was the from the sky UK & Ireland spokesman - that's what pricked my ears! But I admit it's stretch...!
The Royal Charter establishes the general public service obligation of BBC, namely to provide sound and television broadcasting programmes of information, education and entertainment services (whether by analogue or digital means) as public services.I should point out that the BBC's mandate isn't to entertain.
- The Royal Charter establishes the general public service obligation of BBC, namely to provide sound and television broadcasting programmes of information, education and entertainment services (whether by analogue or digital means) as public services. In addition, the Royal Charter requires BBC to remain under constant and effective review from outside, including by public meetings and seminars.
- The Agreement sets out more detailed public services and content obligations required of BBC. For example -
- (a) Clause 3 provides that BBC's services shall respect high general standards, particularly regarding their content, quality and editorial integrity, and offering of a wide range of subject matter meeting the needs and interests of audiences.
- (b) Clause 5 elaborates on the above-mentioned programme standards, providing that BBC should do all it can to ensure that its services -
- (i) provide properly balanced services consisting of a wide range of subject matter;
- (ii) serve the tastes and needs of different audiences;
- (iii) treat controversial subjects with due accuracy and impartiality;
- (iv) do not contain abusive treatment of religious views;
- (v) do not include anything which offends against good taste or decency, or encourages/incites crime or leads to disorder; and
- (vi) are not offensive to public feeling.
Our mission is "to act in the public interest, serving all audiences through the provision of impartial, high-quality and distinctive output and services which inform, educate and entertain".
The Charter also sets out our five public purposes:
1. To provide impartial news and information to help people understand and engage with the world around them
The BBC should provide duly accurate and impartial news, current affairs and factual programming to build people’s understanding of all parts of the United Kingdom and of the wider world. Its content should be provided to the highest editorial standards. It should offer a range and depth of analysis and content not widely available from other United Kingdom news providers, using the highest calibre presenters and journalists, and championing freedom of expression, so that all audiences can engage fully with major local, regional, national, United Kingdom and global issues and participate in the democratic process, at all levels, as active and informed citizens.
2. To support learning for people of all ages
The BBC should help everyone learn about different subjects in ways they will find accessible, engaging, inspiring and challenging. The BBC should provide specialist educational content to help support learning for children and teenagers across the United Kingdom. It should encourage people to explore new subjects and participate in new activities through partnerships with educational, sporting and cultural institutions.
3. To show the most creative, highest quality and distinctive output and services
The BBC should provide high-quality output in many different genres and across a range of services and platforms which sets the standard in the United Kingdom and internationally. Its services should be distinctive from those provided elsewhere and should take creative risks, even if not all succeed, in order to develop fresh approaches and innovative content.
4. To reflect, represent and serve the diverse communities of all of the United Kingdom’s nations and regions and, in doing so, support the creative economy across the United Kingdom
The BBC should reflect the diversity of the United Kingdom both in its output and services. In doing so, the BBC should accurately and authentically represent and portray the lives of the people of the United Kingdom today, and raise awareness of the different cultures and alternative viewpoints that make up its society. It should ensure that it provides output and services that meet the needs of the United Kingdom’s nations, regions and communities. The BBC should bring people together for shared experiences and help contribute to the social cohesion and wellbeing of the United Kingdom. In commissioning and delivering output the BBC should invest in the creative economies of each of the nations and contribute to their development.
5. To reflect the United Kingdom, its culture and values to the world
The BBC should provide high-quality news coverage to international audiences, firmly based on British values of accuracy, impartiality, and fairness. Its international services should put the United Kingdom in a world context, aiding understanding of the United Kingdom as a whole, including its nations and regions where appropriate. It should ensure that it produces output and services which will be enjoyed by people in the United Kingdom and globally.
Yeah, Andrew Neil is very left wing isn't he LOL.I will take issue somewhat at your pop at the Tories. The BBC is widely recognised as having a predominant left wing culture.