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 inevitably has 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.
In December 2016, we published four consultations setting out how we intended to regulate the BBC’s impact on competition. In those consultations, we proposed requirements and guidance that we would use:
This document summarises the comments we received about those proposals, our responses to those comments, and the amendments we have made to the requirements and guidance as a result.