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The Government set up the BBC Trust to represent the interests of
licence fee payers, and to ensure good governance of the BBC. The BBC
Trust has responsibility for ensuring that the correct degree of
scrutiny is given to all proposals from the BBC Executive for new
services (such as the iPlayer) and any significant changes to
existing services. To fulfill this duty, the Trust conducted a Public
Value Test on the BBC Executive's proposals to launch new on-demand
services, including BBC iPlayer. This included a public consultation
and a market impact assessment by Ofcom. In the case of the iPlayer,
following the consultation, the Trust noted the strong public demand
for the service to be available on a variety of operating systems.
The BBC Trust made it a condition of approval for the BBC's on-demand
services that the iPlayer is available to users of a range of
operating systems, and has given a commitment that it will ensure
that the BBC meets this demand as soon as possible. They will measure
the BBC's progress on this every six months and publish the findings.
I wonder if the 'range of operating systems' includes RISC OS and, if
so, then which application could make use of the data.