Date: 26.11.2015 Last updated: 11.01.2016 at 10.35
On 3 December 2014, the BBC Executive submitted an application for a package of proposals comprising the closure of BBC Three as a broadcast service and its reinvention as an online-only offer, the launch of BBC One +1, changes to BBC iPlayer and extended hours for CBBC.
The Trust decided that the proposals constituted a significant change to the UK public services and that it was therefore required to conduct a Public Value Test (PVT). The PVT is a rigorous evidence-based process featuring two consultation periods. It is used to assess both the public value and the market impact of the proposed change and comprises:
A Public Value Assessment (PVA) which assesses the public value expected to be created by the offering and is undertaken by the Trust, and;
A Market Impact Assessment (MIA) which assesses the effect of the proposals on providers of alternative products and services and is undertaken by Ofcom
The findings from the PVA and MIA inform the provisional conclusions.
The assessment commenced on 20 January 2015, with a four week public consultation on the package of proposals.
On 30 June 2015, the BBC Trust published its provisional conclusions. A further consultation ran from 12 August until 30 September 2015.
On 26 November 2015, the Trust published its final decision together with the following documents:
Public consultation report
Summary of stakeholder responses
Revised service licences for BBC Online, BBC One, BBC Two and CBBC.