BSkyB has published its response to the BBC Strategy Review. While it agrees that a comprehensive review of the public broadcaster’s strategy is needed, it has “significant reservations about the way in which the (BBC) Trust has chosen to conduct this process.”
As a result, Sky questions whether the proposals put forward by the Executive “represent a serious and far-reaching review of the BBC’s strategy.” It goes on to say that the BBC’s remit must be viewed in the context of wider market provision and says that the Trust has failed to discharge its responsibility to set the BBC’s strategy.
Sky adds that the Executive’s proposals do not address the fundamental questions and says that “fewer things better” mean doing less.
Sky concludes by saying “we urge the Trust to re-examine its duty to set the BBC’s strategy and priorities under the Royal Charter and to re-think its approach to the Strategy Review in light if this before proceeding any further.”