Aug 22, 2013 Last updated on Feb 24, 2014 at 10:44
BBC Director of Television, Danny Cohen, today announced a raft of new editorial commitments, designed to enhance the BBC’s relationship with independent production companies across the UK.
Cohen said “BBC Television spends over £1bn on content every year, including many millions of pounds with indies. I'm very proud of our Commissioning team's expertise and commitment but it’s crucial that we develop ever better practice to ensure that when people come to us with their ideas they know that our communication will be timely, effective, respectful and constructive. This isn’t just lip service - by publishing these new Guidelines I want companies to know exactly what to expect and to be able to hold us to account if we don’t deliver. I want BBC Television to be the most creative and exciting commissioner of world-class programming and in an exceptionally competitive market, I hope these new commitments will make us the first choice for brilliant ideas and scripts."
Our new Editorial Commitments will look at a range of areas including the speed of response and level of detail provided to submissions, behaviour around meetings with producers and the introduction of an annual survey of producers regarding the commitments.
Specifically, this is what you should expect from us:
Further detail about how the new commitments fit within the Commissioning timeline can be found on the How we commission page.
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