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BBC: Video on Demand

Department for Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered on 18th November 2016.

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Photo of Alasdair McDonnell Alasdair McDonnell Social Democratic and Labour Party, Belfast South

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, if she will discuss with the BBC Trust what steps it plans to take to support people with visual impairments to register for the BBC iPlayer service ahead of the new registration requirement expected to be introduced in 2017.

Photo of Matthew Hancock Matthew Hancock Minister of State (Department for Culture, Media and Sport) (Digital Policy)

The BBC published their Diversity Strategy in April of this year. In the White Paper; A BBC for the Future: a broadcaster for distinction, the Government welcomed the proposals set out in the Diversity Strategy. The Government is confident that the BBC will fulfil its remit to serve all audiences and ensure that it will make suitable provisions to ensure that everyone can access their services.

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