In response to the UK’s DCMS (Department of Culture, Media and Sport) consultation into the BBC Charter Review, DTG has called on the BBC to champion innovation and open standards in digital and wireless communication technology. The DTG’s remit is to encourage collaborative innovation in digital media technology for the benefit of consumers and the UK economy.
In response to the consultation’s question about what role the BBC should have influencing the future technological landscape, the organisation recommended the BBC fulfil the function of a UK champion for innovation in digital and wireless communication technologies and play a leading role within the UK and worldwide related to technology standards, best practice and the optimal use of spectrum. The DTG also suggested the BBC retain a critical mass of technical knowledge and excellence to support the optimal deployment of world class infrastructure and systems in the UK, supported by an external technical advisory board, and that it continue to support open technology standards, technical interoperability management and the promotion of innovation through open collaboration with the industry.
“The BBC is a globally-respected organisation which has played a leading role in innovation and defining technology standards and best practice through open collaboration,” said the Richard Lindsay-Davies, CEO of the DTG. “The DTG believes that the BBC should continue to be able to do that, with the support of advice from the digital and wireless communication technology industry.”