BBC Trust launches “largest” review

The BBC Trust has announced the launch of its largest review of BBC TV services.

The Trust, which governs the operations of the UK public broadcaster and has a duty to review all BBC services once every five years, has launched a review of BBC One, BBC Two, BBC Four and the red button interactive service.  The BBC said the review will be “the largest and most significant review the Trust has undertaken”. The Trust said the aim of the review is to look at how the channels are performing against their service licences and whether they are offering value for money. It will look at all content on the channels including news and nationsal and regional output. The only content excluded will be children’s programming which was looked at in the Trust’s review of children’s services published in February.

The Trust is now launching a 12 week public consultation to find out the public’s views on all services under review and what they would like to see done differently. The report will be published in summer 2010.