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Ofcom requires BBC to run public interest test on iPlayer proposals

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Ofcom has told the BBC to conduct a public interest test (PIT) over plans to expand the BBC iPlayer.

The BBC wants to extend the period in which a programme can be viewed, beyond the standard 28-days. This would put it in line with services such as Netflix that themselves sometimes carry BBC content.

The regulator says the PIT is needed to properly assess their value and potential impact on other broadcasters.

In an earlier decision, Ofcom gave the BBC permission to go ahead with the extended windows for shows commissioned before November 2018, where the show had been commissioned on the basis that it would be made available on the BBC iPlayer for longer than the Standard Period.

The precise number of programmes has been redacted in Ofcom’s published decision.

The BBC has requested clarification that any content which the BBC already normally makes available for longer than a 30 day period and is outside of the 2018/19 proposals is therefore not placed under the restrictions.



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