William Poaster <wp@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> espoused:
> It was on, or about, Fri, 07 Sep 2007 16:08:45 +0100, that as I was
> halfway through a large jam doughnut, Mark Kent wrote:
>> The last thing we want is US-style TV - it's dreadful. The BBC might
>> seem bad, but you really have no idea how band things can become.
> IMHO UK television is already in decline.
> With a 2 billion pounds budget cut over the next 5 or so years
> (according to Paxman), & the Beeb handing large amounts of money to
> companies to develop technology which may not be used (or wanted) by the
> majority of its "customers", I think we're about to find out. (Frankly I
> think there's already enough trash on tv, without wanting to carry it
> about with you).
> As I've said some time ago, over half of BBC 2's programming is already
> taken up with repeats (BBC figures) so I suppose we'll just get more of
> that kind of thing on *all* BBC channels, as they'll simply swap programs
> from one channel to another.....rather like ITV is doing now.
> I read somewhere (not long ago) that the staff at ITV are somewhat
> demoralised, "ground down" by cuts to jobs and programmes. In that
> scenario, Granada & Carlton merged to form ITV plc. It's been accused by
> the union of "dumbing down" the station through reality shows and making
> thousands of people redundant.
> I expect a similar thing to happen at the BBC.
Believe me, there is a long way further down to go before it looks like
US television. You might not believe it, but it's worse than you can
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