Friday 17 February 2017


The dominance of the BBC in the UK (over national and local rivals) has often been noted. 

And this week's Newswatch suggests that the BBC is now colonising social media too:
Once upon a time, BBC News had only two means of broadcasting, radio and television. But now it is faced with a vast increasing number of ways with which to reach audiences. There is Twitter, where the BBC's breaking news account has almost 30 million followers, Instagram where more than 3 million people follow BBC News, and, of course. Facebook, where the corporation has the largest page of any news organisation in the world. In addition, it has started streaming some of it output via Facebook live, as well as other live streaming apps such as Periscope.


  1. Reminded me of that old quotation: "the influence of the crown has increased, is increasing, and ought to be diminished".

    Updated that should be "the influence of the BBC has increased, is increasing, and ought to be diminished".

    The BBC is always very keen to point the monopoly finger at other entities but strangely cannot see the beam in their own eye.

    With the licence fee bringing in over £3 billion we could just create two competing BBC's couldn't we? Let them compete across the full range: News, music, documentaries, sport...

    I bet the results would be better than what we have now.

  2. Something's got to change every channel and station they have reports the same opinion on the events of the day, which must mean theirs a clear editorial policy even though they deny it.

    1. If you mean BBC, ITV, Sky, and Channel 4 then yes - it's a monoculture...basically everyone with any influence over those channels reads the Guardian as their first choice and basically thinks what the Guardian says is true, or - if not - ought to be. :)

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  4. Just how does one go about doing that? Well, it is fairly simple.


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