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The Graf Report on the BBC's Online Service - statement by the BBC Board of Governors

Category: New Media; BBC

Date: 05.07.2004
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"Philip Graf has produced a thorough and insightful review of the BBC’s online service.


"He is generally positive about the distinctiveness of its content and its impact on commercial competitors.


"His report also contains a number of sensible recommendations about how the service should operate in the future and how it should be both managed and governed.


"These recommendations will receive detailed consideration over the next few months, and the Governors will make a full response by the end of October.


"Philip Graf recommends various changes in the BBC's governance and accountability arrangements; his central recommendation being that the Board should have access to more expert, and more independent advice to assist Governors in their scrutiny of


"The Board of Governors agree and indeed, in the BBC's recently published contribution to the Charter Review debate, Building Public Value, the Board announced it will create a new Governance Unit, working separately from the rest of the BBC, to provide independent advice across all the BBC's services.


"Among new initiatives and along with all other BBC public services, will have a service licence granted by the Governors defining its remit, performance targets and budget.


"This licence will take full account of the Graf report recommendations. Any change in the terms of this licence will require the permission of the Governors.


"BBC management will be held to account for delivering against the terms of the licence.


"Furthermore, the Board will measure the performance of all BBC services against four criteria to determine the public value of BBC services, these are: reach, quality, value for money, and market impact."






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Category: New Media; BBC

Date: 05.07.2004
Printable version


The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites

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