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Old 13-10-2017, 11:48   #1
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Ofcom demand more of the BBC

Well, at last, the BBC is being required to up its game, with more home grown original programming. I have always thought it strange that so many US programmes are featured on the BBC channels, given its public broadcasting remit.

I am not sure that they have done the right thing in requiring Radios 1 and 2 to have so much news content, though. I don't think that's what most listeners want when they tune in to a music station.

I think they would have been far better requiring that news bulletins before 8pm were tailored to be suitable for children to hear. When the news comes on in my car, I have to turn the volume down so my grandsons can't hear it - such a lot of unsuitable stuff that upsets them.

Overall, though, this is good news.

http://advanced-television.com/2017/...de-programmes/
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Old 13-10-2017, 18:12   #2
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Re: Ofcom demand more of the BBC

I broadly agree, but I suppose the reason for showing imports is because of the BBC funding situation.

I wonder where they'll get the money from to implement these changes? I do hope that BBC4 isn't closed.
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Re: Ofcom demand more of the BBC

BBC Four could go the same way as Three to save money may be.

BBC 4K is launching, hopefully, on iPlayer to save money i assume, or bandwidth.
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The BBC have pots of money. The trick is to channel that money into the right areas of the corporation and not to waste it.
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The BBC have pots of money. The trick is to channel that money into the right areas of the corporation and not to waste it.
Yes, they need to stop paying newsreaders a fortune 24/7 - why do you need 2 people sat on a sofa? Why do you need to send people all over the world to report news? When the World Cup comes round, why do you need to send loads of people to sit in a studio in Russia and talk a load of c**p when they could do that from a studio in UK - or better still do without them altogether.


I know it was ITV but same applies,
Can anyone tell me what relevance there was having Ryan Giggs on the last 2
England games - he chose to be Welsh years ago - we don't owe him a living.
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Old 13-10-2017, 22:39   #6
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Yes, they need to stop paying newsreaders a fortune 24/7 - why do you need 2 people sat on a sofa? Why do you need to send people all over the world to report news? When the World Cup comes round, why do you need to send loads of people to sit in a studio in Russia and talk a load of c**p when they could do that from a studio in UK - or better still do without them altogether.


I know it was ITV but same applies,
Can anyone tell me what relevance there was having Ryan Giggs on the last 2
England games - he chose to be Welsh years ago - we don't owe him a living.
Did you read about how many reporters the BBC sent to cover that trapped miners story a couple of years ago? The BBC have plenty of money they could recirect into the production of original programming.

They may plead poverty, but the budget they have to play with is the envy of the commercial broadcasters.
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They may plead poverty, but the budget they have to play with is the envy of the commercial broadcasters.
"Qu'ils mangent de la brioche"
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"Qu'ils mangent de la brioche"
Could you speak English, please? Or could you shout louder so we can understand?

You may need to use capiitals...!
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Could you speak English, please? Or could you shout louder so we can understand?

You may need to use capiitals...!
The quote translates as "let them eat cake". Saying it louder shouldn't make it any easier to understand.
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Re: Ofcom demand more of the BBC

I was reminded in stumbling across this item when we were going to see big improvements to the BBC i-Player. When they've set up their new site, I very much hope they expand the content available on there. I see no reason why they couldn't upload much of their archives onto the site. They must have a considerable amount of material that is doing nothing, collecting dust.

https://www.theguardian.com/media/20...proofing-plans

I hope that the BBC deal with UKTV doesn't prevent them from doing this.
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The quote translates as "let them eat cake". Saying it louder shouldn't make it any easier to understand.
That never works when i'm abroad either!
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I was reminded in stumbling across this item when we were going to see big improvements to the BBC i-Player. When they've set up their new site, I very much hope they expand the content available on there. I see no reason why they couldn't upload much of their archives onto the site. They must have a considerable amount of material that is doing nothing, collecting dust.

https://www.theguardian.com/media/20...proofing-plans

I hope that the BBC deal with UKTV doesn't prevent them from doing this.
An interesting article. It says that iPlayer users will soon be required to sign in, I wonder if this is to catch TVL evaders??

Wonder if this will affect TiVo/V6 users as VM have our details anyway and it's in their t&C's that customers must have a TVL.

There's been some archive programming added to the iPlayer too.
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An interesting article. It says that iPlayer users will soon be required to sign in, I wonder if this is to catch TVL evaders??

Wonder if this will affect TiVo/V6 users as VM have our details anyway and it's in their t&C's that customers must have a TVL.

There's been some archive programming added to the iPlayer too.
Yes, but this barely scratches the surface of all the material they are hiding away.
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