BBC One Purposes
Management and Structure
The Royal Charter The BBC’s six purposes are set out by the royal chart and Agreement, the constitutional basis for the BBC as presented to Parliament these purposes are basically out lining the value of the BBC as its mission is to inform, educate, and entertain the viewer.
The BBC Trust is Led be Chairmen Lord Patten. The Trust is the guardian of the license
fee revenue and of the public interest in the BBC. The BBC trust set challenges for the
- Increase the distinctiveness and quality of output;
- Improve the value for money provided to license fee payers;
- Set new standards of openness and transparency; and
- Do more to serve all audiences.
The BBC trust issue a service licence to every BBC service stating what we expect it to deliver and how much it can spend.
Executive Board and Senior Management manage the BBC. It is responsible for operational management and for delivery of BBC services according to the plans that have been agreed with the BBC. It is supported by a number of groups and the BBC trust assesses the performance of the executive board in the annual report
What are the BBC Purposes and how are they delivered?
The purposes of the BBC are to promote education and learning, sustain citizenship and civil society, stimulating creativity and cultural excellence, representing the UK, its nations and regions and communities, bringing the UK to the world and the world to the UK and deliver to the public the benefit of emerging communications technologies and services.
How will the BBC ensure they are delivering value to all audiences?
The BBC Trust, after public consultation, has divided this remit into five specific priorities:
- Provide independent journalism of the highest quality.
- Engage a wide audience in news, current affairs and other topical issues.
- Encourage conversation and debate about news, current affairs and topical issues.
- Build greater understanding of the parliamentary process and political institutions governing the UK.
Explain how the BBC represents the UK, its nations, regions and communities
The BBC's network news output will effectively report the changing face of the UK and the realities of devolution. It will reflect perspectives from across the nations and regions and explain policy differences. The BBC has worked hard in recent years to improve the accuracy, balance and relevance of its UK-wide news coverage, but there is room for further improvement in both newsgathering and output.
What is the TV License and who pays it?
Everyone in the UK who watches or records TV programmes at the same as they are shown on TV needs to be covered by a TV licence. This includes TVs, computers, mobile phones, games consoles, digital boxes and DVD/VHS recorders.
The Government sets the level of the licence fee. In January 2007 the licence fee was agreed for a six-year period with the amount being approved each year by Parliament. More recently the Government decided to freeze the licence fee at its 2010 level of £145.50 until the end of the current BBC Charter period in 2016.
How is this money used?
Between 1 April 2012 and 31 March 2013 the cost was £145.50 – the equivalent of £12.13 per month or just under 40p per day. The BBC used its income from the licence fee to pay for its TV, radio and online services, plus other costs, as shown below.
While staying the BBC in school we had a trip to the BBC head quarters. we had a tour of what goes on inside the BBC seeing all the different aspects. while waiting for the tour to begin we was lucky enough to see one of the weather presents work, we saw that there is a green screen behind the presenter and then with the technology on the screen they would add in the map in and the weather that was going to occur. after seeing this the guides took us to a mock f the actual weather forecast presentations. a few members of our class was selected to take part, one member would sit behind a desk and introduce the weather presenter. another member would stand in front of the green screen and pretended to present the weather. on the screens that are shows was we could see what the public would see if it was actually broadcasted, this was a good way to see how the BBC presenters actually work and what goes on behind the scenes. We also saw many other presentation rooms such as the radio and also we got to sit on the seats that are shown on the one show. this also looks very different to what it does on TV as you cannot see the whole room but once in there we could feel the environment the presenters worked in.
you can see Harry in-front of the big screen and then on the TV you can see him with the map and weather forecast.