This document sets out the findings of Ofcom’s third MIA to be carried out in the context of the new PVT regime. It considers the market impact of the BBC’s proposed Gaelic Digital Service (GDS), based on a partnership with the Gaelic Media Service.
The BBC Executive has proposed to launch a high definition television channel on cable, satellite, Digital Terrestrial Television. It also proposes to provide on-demand BBC HD channel content through the BBC iPlayer.
The BBC Governors announced in August 2006 that they were initiating a PVT to evaluate the BBC's proposals for the new on-demand services. On September 15 2006 the Joint Steering Group (JSG) set up by Ofcom and the BBC Governors agreed the terms of reference for the Ofcom MIA.