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reviewr6
11 reviews
7 helpful votes
3/7/19
Intro

Once upon a time, there was the BBC. And it was the only thing available. And people looked upon it, and didn't know any different. It did TV, and radio.

Then the internet was invented, and the BBC had several long meetings. and decided it should have an internet presents.

Someone told them it was a 'presence' not presents, and they had several more long meetings, and decided that they should have an internet presence, not presents.

The BBC traditionally does other stuff apart from the internet, but this online thing is becoming quite popular. The beeb hasn't really figured out how to do audience participation, altho it's news site does look lovely and dull.

The BBC

Parts of the BBC are loosing the plot as seemingly per the media industry (depending on how much attention you pay to 'the media industry'). but they *are* the mee dee arr, pinch of salt etc.

They are funded by the government. The money comes from you, but the penalty for not paying is prison, and the government ensures the prison. So the BBC is funded by the government. Paid for by you, but ensured by the government. That means the BBC won't say anything nasty about the government, because then, the government say "oh no, we're not guaranteeing your income".

(moderately) Left wing that looks like right wing. A supposedly 'free love' organisation, that has a pristine sensible image.The opposite of the Daily Mail. The Saville episode may be relevent for the fact that aunty is not as comfortable a relative as you might think. moderately left wing, but slightly less irritating than the left-wing Huffngton Post.

The BBC's news flavour is sanguine. That's what you get when you know your income is guaranteed, and not dependent on adverts, sales, or program quality. "It's ok. everything is ok. We've got our money, so it's ok".

On the majority of news sites, the only decent information comes from user comments.

There is a reason that on the BBC you are only able to comment on around 10% of the articles. that would mean.... allowing, THE PUBLIC/the great unwashed to air their views. and that just gets messy, and is definitely not inline with the image the BBC wants to portray. YES, you pay for it, but god, no, don't 'Have Your Say'. On some of the HYS's (which are a nightmare to navigate around, being 'BBC standard', and not like...'normal message boards'. and apparently 'You' is You, which is tricky if someone else decides to have the username of 'You'.) half the comments have been 'removed due to breaking the house rules'. If you're quick enough to have read them before they are removed, you'll realise that most of them are normal conversation, which the beeb deems to be...er..."not up to standard" for their site. if you're quick enough to catch them before they are removed, they are basically the good parts of a conversation down the pub. the pub is 'terribly' low-brow, though, not inline with the BBC cultivated image at all. it does explain why the flavour of the comments on the site is annoyingly...."above board" -- all the interesting comments get removed. if you want a chance at an off-topic comment remaining, try putting something positive about the BBC within the comment.

The have your say section has it's fair share of middle-englanders, who words like 'excellent' a lot ("The BBC is an excellent source of news") and the bbc website is more than geared up for them. If you want lively, vigorous, varied debate, the BBC is not the place for you. As much as I hate to admit it, try the daily mails website. At the BBC, we will have considered, calm, hopefully sanguine discourse specifically of the matters at hand. We encourage discussion, but not "too passionate/enthusiastic" discussion. This is the BBC, of course. Your licence fee provides enough moderators, thank you.

HYS is only available on very select stories. Usually nothing as trivial as brexit or terrorism. It's quite telling that often many of the top-rated comments have been deleted by moderation. If you comment on a different story than the one the HYS is open on, expect a deletion. "You vill comment on ze story in hant". said in Her Majesties English, of course.

The lack of commenting could be quite concerning if you think about it. journalists have been known to get their 'facts' wrong, and if there is no immediate way of notifying the public about this, then I believe what you have, is #fakenews. from the BBC of all places. and it's worth noting that the BBC slant on stories does NOT reflect public opinion. income guaranteed by the government, it reflects the opinion that the government WANTS the public to have.

Left wing slant, whatever you do, don't OFFEND anyone. (someone can be stupid, just don't CALL them stupid. The beeb definitely doesn't call a spade a spade). The BBC is quite influential, you see. can't have it saying the 'wrong' thing. no no.

The BBC is probably known for 3 things. Eastenders, Top Gear and David Attenborough. Eastenders is just s##t, they've now lost Top Gear, and David Attenborough has just been poached by Netflix. Freeview now gives you 50+ reasonably decent channels. BBC3 has just been taken off the air, (The Beeb couldn't afford to keep BBC3 going. It's blatantly obvious that the corporation has run out of money) BBC4 is on air 7pm until 4am. So for £150/year, you get 2 1/2 TV channels. apparently they also do some radio.

Good going, beeb. While you're at it, don't commission The Simpsons. and censor any comments about Jimmy Savile on the 'have your say's'. but the band "faithless" once had a record out that mentioned BBC2, so mention that. to the users - be NICE. remember, it's ok. We've got our income guaranteed.

With regard to television, my opinion is that, certainly for films, broadcast TV is not the future for viewing. Channels paid for by advertising r4pe films with badly timed adverts. The BBC doesn't have adverts? Sometimes....you WANT to pause a film, to get a cup of tea. for films, broadcast TV (advert channels mainly, the BBC can't afford any decent films) is important, but not the future. having an EPG (electronic program guide) is important. for general viewing, until they reduce the value of freeview to pursuade people to pay for subscription services (Sky, etc), channels like Dave are moderately entertaining. and don't forget the sentence that will make you change channel - "new drama from the BBC".
benjaminn29
6 reviews
32 helpful votes
10/22/18
The BBC always follow the leftist path when it comes to reporting on poltical and major world events.

They may throw in a lot of meaningless junk as filler inbetween which would be considered unbiased and factual, while also useless.

Unfortunately the British people are still forced into paying for the garbage produced by the BBC, when it fails to represent the views of the majority of the public at large, Hense why they disable and block comments when it comes to their content.

Hopefully as their viewership continues to decline, they will realise the error of their ways and make a change for better, I won't hold my breath tho.
alans323
2 reviews
0 helpful votes
10/21/18
Its a great website however there is not enough content compared to other news websites like CNN etc.. Would prefer also if they created a different section just to cover brexit as i think is taking to much space taken up and its now just boring
davidc1276
8 reviews
6 helpful votes
8/10/18
A basic news website, with surprisingly thin coverage, even of UK news.
The news is given in no detail, but is inclined to exaggerate the "news" value of its reports. It seems politically neutral, but in fact it reports the mainstream, and avoids anything controversial. A lot of the reports are banal and you wonder how it ever got passed by an editor.
This is not a newspaper site. If you want journalism go elsewhere. If you want stuff that is short and easy to read, go to the bbc.
candaced5
3 reviews
6 helpful votes
7/27/16
BBC world news is the new Fox News. It covers in full every press conference trump gives.
Sometimes he's on for 20 minutes just rambling. Tonight nothing positive about the Democratic convention. Instead? A headline TRUMP OUTSHINES THE DEMOCRATS. WHY? Because he called on the enemy of the free world, Putin, to find Hilary Clintons lost emails. He already got the Russians to hack the DNC. The BBC IS BACKING TRUMP ALL THE WAY. DISGUSTING!
benh57
9 reviews
43 helpful votes
3/1/16
While all is honky dory for anyone outside the UK, Those who live in the UK are being pestered on a daily basis by TV licence goons going round people's door's, thumping windows as well as your front door and threatening them with a £1000 fine or prison or both because you don't have a TV licence. The price the BBC expects you to pay for even owning a TV, whether you watch live TV or not is £145.50. Your having to pay that on a yearly basis. Even if you only use a telly for playing video games from a console, your still expected to buy a licence. Yes, I know, that is why I titled this review as a joke, because no doubt, many of people who don't live in the UK will be reading this will be literally rofl, but it is right, the BBC are nothing but bullies, if you don't have a licence in owning a telly, your actually breaking the law..
heidim14
1 review
0 helpful votes
1/10/16
The BBC Australia shop is terrible. I ordered an item on Dec 7, which was supposed to arrive prior to Christmas. It never came. I did not receive any email about the item. There was no proper tracking advice. Five weeks later and I still have not received my item. After finally getting through to their Customer Service line, they said that the item was not in stock and now they have to wait for a shipment. So they never even had my item in stock, and they illegally advertised it in the first place. Terrible Customer Service! No offer to send it free of postage or make any amends for their error and illegal online behaviour.
huldah1
4 reviews
15 helpful votes
5/24/14
I love this site one of my favoirates. Heart you bbc
jimt32
11 reviews
17 helpful votes
4/17/14
If you want real news not tainted by the long arm of media moguls, this is the site for you.
seans30
6 reviews
15 helpful votes
3/11/14
Great website. Love iPlayer and the ability to watch online anytime.
philipp47
5 reviews
5 helpful votes
3/9/14
Simply love it. The website design and usability is epic!
phila7
3 reviews
5 helpful votes
11/29/13
Excellent site! Full of great up-to-date information and very easy to use.
bryans34
3 reviews
5 helpful votes
10/29/13
Great site, seems to be first with news stories most of the time. One complaint is their poor coverage of Canadian news.
rogerg26
6 reviews
11 helpful votes
10/24/13
One of my most favorite news sites, no doubt about it. Has almost everything I need when I need it.
simonc33
4 reviews
48 helpful votes
5/29/13
Reliable news. Easy to navigate. Very useful. Recommended to everyone.
jennyc17
3 reviews
9 helpful votes
5/3/13
So many choices, particularly for education. Brilliant.
joeli7
3 reviews
4 helpful votes
3/29/13
victoro6
2 reviews
4 helpful votes
12/14/12
This is really great site. It is very trustworthy and reliable source of information. You can find there information about weather, sport and of course news. Also information about entertainment and lifestyle as a food, health, history and nature have their place on this site. You can select from variety information about You can watch it in TV, online or listen in radio. I like it.
davidl69
5 reviews
8 helpful votes
10/1/12
The BBC website is Safe, and very useful, I highly recommend.
alexh17
3 reviews
3 helpful votes
2/25/12
Good news content. Very slick site.
richardd17
10 reviews
7 helpful votes
1/9/12
stes2
4 reviews
6 helpful votes
10/20/11
The most unbiased (well as much as it can be) news website online.
scarletts
5 reviews
10 helpful votes
10/18/11
BBC's children website is another quality resource for parents and a fun place for children. It has games, activities, audio and video. BBC is one of the pioneer organizations in the broadcast industry. They are not only trendsetter but they also follow a rigorous quality policy. Which means parents can be sure that their children are in the safe hands.
andrewt4
8 reviews
7 helpful votes
9/19/11
martinb11
3 reviews
13 helpful votes
9/8/11
BBC provides most valuable and authenticate news across the world . I really appreciate . But One thing i had noticed which disappoint many even me is that BBC focusing or creating healies only Western and European counties and giving less focus to Asian counties
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