BBC Digital Media Initiative

Inquiry status: government response published

In May 2013, the Chair of the BBC Trust’s Finance Committee, Anthony Fry, wrote to the Committee Chair to inform her that the BBC’s ‘Digital Media initiative’ (DMI) had been cancelled, having provided ‘little of no assets’ despite costing the BBC £98.4 million. The DMI was an organisational change programme that was intended to improve creativity and efficiency by providing a tapeless digital production and archive system for the BBC’s production teams. The BBC had expected to complete the technology for the programme in Summer 2011. When the PAC examined progress in 2011, the BBC considered that it was on track to complete the system in line with that timetable.

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