Thursday, March 30, 2017

Looking over your shoulder at the BBC

The big cheese at Ofcom writing the new rubric for the BBC is smouldering Kevin Bakhurst, former boss of the BBC News channel (nee News 24).  Here's some rules the BBC audience has been clamouring for (haven't you ?).

"The BBC must ensure that the BBC News channel includes more international news and more local/regional news and perspectives than other main continuous news channels in the United Kingdom."

Both are peasily achieved - BBC News carries BBC World News output most of the night, and the BBC has access to tons of regional material (though usually can't be bothered with it). But it's the first time I've seen a rule which simply refers to providing more than the competition....

Didn't the BBC copyright the value "Audiences are at the heart of everything we do" ?

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