The remit of bbc.co.uk is to serve the BBC's public purposes through the provision of innovative and distinctive online content, and through distinctive propositions that reflect and extend the range of the BBC's broadcast services, available to all.
bbc.co.uk should enable the BBC to develop a deeper relationship with licence fee payers and strengthen accountability. It should act as a starting point on the internet from which users can develop their use of the medium and provide a trusted guide to the wider internet.
bbc.co.uk should, at all times, balance the potential for creating public value against the risk of negative market impact.
bbc.co.uk will continue to contribute towards the delivery of the BBC's public purposes in the range of ways set out in its service licence. Key developments in the way in which the service will contribute to each purpose are outlined below. Following the service review of bbc.co.uk by the BBC Trust, future investment plans for the service, and some of the developments outlined below, are subject to Trust approval. They are designed to address the priorities identified by the BBC Trust, future-proof the delivery of the purposes, and address perceived gaps in delivery in line with strategies in the BBC's purpose plans.
Unless otherwise stated, all commitments are minimum percentages and include originations, repeats and acquisitions.
All conditions are annual unless otherwise stated.
A number of commitments were made by the BBC following the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport's review of the service, led by Philip Graf, in 2004. These form the updated service approval for this service.
All commitments which constitute the full scope of the approval are available on bbc.co.uk/bbctrust, or on request from the BBC Trust Unit.
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