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BBC On-line only
Dec 7th, 2022, 9:14pm
The Guardian, here, reports on BBC DG Tim Davie's speech to The Royal Television Society in which he describes his vision of the entire BBC output being on-line only within ten years.

The report is by Jim Waterson

"The BBC is preparing to shut down its traditional television and radio broadcasts as it becomes an online-only service over the next decade, according to the director general, Tim Davie.

“Imagine a world that is internet-only, where broadcast TV and radio are being switched off and choice is infinite,” he said. “A switch-off of broadcast will and should happen over time, and we should be active in planning for it.”"

The Daily Mail has a report  here.
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Reply #1 - Dec 13th, 2022, 7:00pm
This might explain why every trailer these days adds 'and IPlayer' in its voiceovers and texts - The Beeb's subtle way of brainwashing the viewers and preparing them for the shape of things to come.
Is that too cynical?
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Reply #2 - Dec 13th, 2022, 7:47pm
Not cynical at all. As suggested, all part of the preparation.

I don't like the thought of the broadcaster knowing what I might be watching when viewing on-line. It would give viewing figures but at the expence of privacy. The saving from not having to fund the transmitting stations must also be a factor.
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Reply #3 - Dec 16th, 2022, 10:42am
To quote Jenny Priestley, (from TVBEurope,  14/12/2022) ...

"The BBC is less technologically sophisticated than Netflix due to cuts in its funding" according to a new report from the National Audit Office.

The report states that "the BBC has less funding available to develop digital products than most other media organisations, many of which are digital only."

The NAO says the broadcaster’s overall spend in this area has fallen from £109 million in 2018-19 to £98 million in 2021-22 in real terms, while Netflix, for example, spent £1.7 billion on technology and development in 2021.

As a result, “the BBC’s products have been developed at a slower pace, are less technologically sophisticated, and it has not always been able to take advantage of technological innovations” it added.

The BBC has seen its funding cut repeatedly in the past 12 years, with the licence fee currently frozen for the next two years.

So some people in Westminster must be aware now!
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