Social media and OTT newspaper reports make this phenomena much worse than it ever used to be.
In years gone by you would have Sharon and Julie having a little moan by the water cooler the next day. In 2019 we have hordes of people taking to Twitter and Facebook to complain about it which then feeds the likes of the Daily Express, Daily Mail etc with their OTT stories. Just Google "holby city cancelled" this morning...
Indeed. Though, as a totally philosophical point the BBC have goozodles of bandwidth and playout facilities available to them, that allow for multiple different programmes and content to be shown simultaneously.
Last night two sets of HD and three sets of SD TV bandwidth were showing essentially the same thing.
Perhaps it was a mistake gifting them a second national TV channel in 1964
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