Thursday, June 23, 2022

We know best

It would be too easy to say that Ofcom is run by a load of people who weren't promoted to the top of the BBC, but would still rather like to be in charge. 

Their latest strictures on how the BBC must do better have the tone of a petulant maths teacher: 'Show your workings !'. There's 44 pages on how BBC Studios may be off-piste in retaining some secondary distribution fees on archive material - but no argument that we're talking about huge sums of money. There's unhappiness that the BBC's Annual Plan is insufficiently Soviet, but why not produce a template instead of whingeing ?  And there's a continuing demand to measure and count things a very long way from the point of broadcast.  Does Ofcom transparently measure itself in the same way ?  It ought to do, if it seeks to micro-manage the BBC in this childish way.... 

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