ANNEX D Agreement BBC Executive BBC Governance Unit BBC Governors BBC Management BBC Trust BBC Trust Unit Charter Definitions/Glossary of terms See "Framework Agreement" BBC Executive Board. The BBC Executive is formally constituted under Article 7 of the Charter and is responsible for delivering the BBC’s services in line with the priorities set by the BBC Trust. It is responsible for all aspects of operational management of the BBC. The independent body that provided advice to the former BBC Governors. The Governance Unit has been superseded by the BBC Trust Unit. The former Board of Governors, superseded by the BBC Trust under the new Charter. Part of the BBC Executive. The BBC Trust is formally constituted under Article 7 of the Charter. It is the guardian of the licence fee revenue and the public interest in the BBC. It has ultimate responsibility, subject to the terms of the Charter and the Framework Agreement, for the BBC's stewardship of licence fee revenue and other resources; for upholding the interests of licence fee payers and the public interest generally in the BBC; and for securing the effective promotion of the BBC's Public Purposes. The Trust Unit provides the BBC Trust (i.e. the trustees) with independent and objective advice. The Trust Unit advises the trustees on the conduct of their duties and supports their work in the following key areas: Performance; Finance, Economics and Strategy; Audiences; Governance & Accountability; and Nations. The new Royal Charter granted to the BBC on 19 September 2006, which took effect on 1 January 2007 (subject only to some very limited transitional provisions which continue to apply after that date). The Charter sets out the Public Purposes of the BBC and guarantees its editorial independence. It prescribes the constitution of the BBC, the relationship between the Trust and the Executive Board, and the duties and functions of both bodies. Content aggregator DRM Framework Agreement Full track commercial music iMP Interim Rules MIA In the context of mobile devices, this refers to organisations that gather internet and other media content from different sources for distribution to mobile phone customers. Digital Rights Management. This refers to a technology that allows a publisher to control access to digital content, such as downloaded music or video. It can be used, for example, to prevent copying of a file to another device or computer, or to restrict the timeframe in which that file can be viewed or listened to. The Framework Agreement complements the Charter (see above). It goes into more detail on many of the subjects mentioned in the Charter and also covers such things as the BBC's regulatory obligations and funding arrangements. The Framework Agreement was made between the BBC and the Secretary of State for Culture Media and Sport, and approved after a debate in Parliament in July 2006. The full length of a ‘sound recording’ of a ‘musical work’ (both of which are protected copyright works), in which the writer(s)/composer(s), music publisher and record company have rights, which has been released for commercial sale e.g. on CD or as a download, and normally by a record company. Integrated Media Player. iMP refers to a computer application that, under one of the proposals assessed in this document, would give UK viewers the opportunity to catch up on TV programmes they may have missed, for up to seven days after they have been broadcast, using the internet to download such programmes to their computers. The "Interim Rules for the Conduct of a Public Value Test", published by the BBC Governance Unit on 10 October 2006 and approved by the BBC Board of Governors. Market Impact Assessment. This is provided by Ofcom, overseen by a joint steering group on which the BBC Trust and Ofcom are equally represented, and forms part of the Public Value Test. The joint steering group sets the terms of reference and agrees the methodology for each assessment, taking account of the scale and scope of the proposed change. As part of the assessment, Ofcom seeks representations on the market impact aspects of the proposal. Mobile device Non-DRM audio download Ofcom Peer-to-peer network Platform Podcasting PVA PVT Streaming In the context of this document, "mobile device" refers primarily to mobile telephones but might also involve portable devices generally. An audio recording (e.g. of a radio program) that is downloadable from a website and can be listened to using software on a computer, or transferred to another playback device such as an mp3 player or iPod. It is not protected by DRM (see above) and can be transferred to other devices or stored for later listening, subject to any licence restrictions. Office of Communications. Ofcom is the independent regulator and competition authority for the UK communications industries, with responsibilities across television, radio, telecommunications and wireless communications services. Peer-to-peer network means a network of computers (or "peers") each of which makes the files stored on it available for download (via the internet) by other users of the same network. In essence, a peer-to-peer network dispenses with the notion of "clients" and "servers", and regards all connected computers equally -i.e. simultaneously as both "clients" and "servers". Platform in this document generally refers to a delivery mechanism, but also specifically refers to the computer operating system (for example, Windows XP) and the software application (for example, Windows Media Player) for accessing BBC content over the internet. A digital recording of a radio broadcast or similar program, made available on the Internet for downloading to a personal audio player. Public Value Assessment, which is one element of the Public Value Test (see below). This document is a PVA. Public Value Test, this is the means by which any significant proposal for change to the BBC's UK public services are subject to full and public scrutiny. The Trust, in reaching its conclusions on the Public Value Test, must be satisfied that any likely adverse impact on the market is justified by the likely public value of the change before concluding that the proposed change should be made. Streaming is a means by which video or audio content can be distributed across the Internet to a user, so that the user sees or hears the content as it is being sent from the server to the computer. The content is not stored on the user's computer. This is in contrast to downloadable content, where the user first downloads the content file in its entirety, and then listens to or views it. VoD Video on Demand. In this document, the term refers to the BBC Executive's proposal to offer a service allowing viewers to access BBC programming from the previous seven days over a cable TV connection.