Monday, 7 September 2015

Bloated BBC

It seems [from] that the World Service costs three-and-a-half times as much as al-Jazeera. Even allowing for the probability that WS broadcasts in more languages than the Qatar-funded news orgnaisation, this is a large discrepancy, especially as the latter's global news-gathering and documentaries are superb.

The total cost of running BBC's News channel in 2013/14 was apparently £114.2m. However, its coverage is not as wide as the other two outlets and it also relies extensively on cheaper domestic news and relays.

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