London 2012: Can the breadth of BBC coverage, and the expense necessary to produce it, really be justified?
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Pleasing to see Doughty's lazy Beeb bashing getting taken apart in the comments:
Why do the DM find accounts and maths so difficult to grasp?? If the BBC film everything - then they own all the footage! All over the world, for the next fifty years tv companies will PAY the BBC for using the said footage, thus making a very good profit! I know the DM is a dead media with an ever decreasing readership, but your boring and predictable BBC bashing is jolly tedious! Get some brains please!
- Griswald Goodsoup, UK, 2/5/2012 16:26
This idea of comparing the size of the BBC team and Team GB is absolute nonsense. Using this rational the World Snooker should have no more than 4 people covering it and only 2 once they reach the semi-finals but the London Marathon can have about 30,000. I wonder how much TV production experience you have and can you provide an exact numerical breakdown of how many people you'd have covering the games?
- David, Dorset, 2/5/2012 17:46
"If the BBC were to reimburse each licence fee payer, that would come to £5.38 apiece. Its a pie and a pint, and Im not going to sneer at that." -- You don't have the time, you're too busy sneering at the BBC. Thank God we haven't left the organisation of these games to visionless nobodies like you, eh? The rest of the world would arrive in the summer and instead of finding a modern, technologically savvy country ready to beam positive images of itself across the globe they'd find a fat, balding old f@rt sitting in the corner nibbling on his lard pie, sipping warm beer and boasting to his equally dull mates how he 'got one over on the communist BBC'. We really would be the 'laughing stock of the world' then.
- Dave Spart, Hackney, 2/5/2012 17:47
Here we go again, another "bash the BBC" article from Mr Doughty. As the national broadcaster in the home nation - and renowned across the world as probably the best broadcaster on the planet - the BBC will be expected to produce a good show and have archive footage of every event (which will probably produce a revenue stream for many years to come). Or would Mr Doughty, who usually is a firm defender of the idea of "Great Britain" wish to see the BBC ridiculed across the world just because it would satisfy his anti-BBC predisposition?
- cp, Kent Europe, 02/5/2012 15:53