Market Impact Assessment: Proposed changes to BBC Three, BBC iPlayer, BBC One and CBBC

23 July 2010

In December 2014 the BBC proposed to make a set of changes to its UK Public Services. In particular:

  • the closure of BBC Three as a broadcast channel in the autumn of 2015;
  • its reinvention as an online-only offer;
  • the evolution of BBC iPlayer from primarily a catch-up service to one that offers online-first BBC content and select third-party content;
  • the launch of a +1 channel for BBC One;
  • extended hours for CBBC; and
  • increased investment in drama on BBC One.

The BBC’s Royal Charter and Agreement requires the BBC Trust to undertake a Public Value Test (PVT) before a decision is taken to make a significant change to its UK Public Services. The PVT comprises two elements – a Public Value Assessment (PVA) and a Market Impact Assessment (MIA).

The Terms of Reference for this MIA are published below.

For the purposes of conducting the MIA, Ofcom is seeking to answer a range of questions about the way in which the BBC’s proposed service changes affect the services (or potential future services) offered by other stakeholders.

A stakeholder questionnaire is published below that sets out the range of questions that Ofcom would like to receive stakeholder responses to.

Related documents

Proposed changes to BBC Three, BBC iPlayer, BBC One and CBBC – MIA Terms of Reference (PDF, 68.1 KB)

Proposed changes to BBC Three, BBC iPlayer, BBC One and CBBC – MIA Stakeholder questionnaire (PDF, 245.2 KB)