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AlexS839 posts since 19 Oct 2016
Central (East) Midlands Today
World News America airing on the News Channel, been a while

The BBC should be embarrassed to consider providing a commercial programme to US channels as more important than providing proper public service broadcasting to the UK at a time in which we are facing unprecedented restrictions on our day to day lives.
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DVB Cornwall9,167 posts since 4 Dec 2003
Westcountry Spotlight
They are providing it to their own overseas channel, not 'providing a commercial programme to US channels'. They additionally market it to further outlets in the US. A worthy enterprise especially with the general vacuous nature of the US domestic coverage.
AlexS839 posts since 19 Oct 2016
Central (East) Midlands Today
They are providing it to their own overseas channel, not 'providing a commercial programme to US channels'. They additionally market it to further outlets in the US. A worthy enterprise especially with the general vacuous nature of the US domestic coverage.

In normal times maybe but during a national emergency our state broadcaster needs to focus on meeting the needs of the UK viewers even if that means neglecting others for the time being.
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cityprod2,073 posts since 3 Oct 2005
Westcountry Spotlight
They are providing it to their own overseas channel, not 'providing a commercial programme to US channels'. They additionally market it to further outlets in the US. A worthy enterprise especially with the general vacuous nature of the US domestic coverage.

In normal times maybe but during a national emergency our state broadcaster needs to focus on meeting the needs of the UK viewers even if that means neglecting others for the time being.


The BBC is supporting another public service broadcaster, PBS, by producing World News America. It's not spending money supporting a commercial broadcaster, it's supporting another public service broadcaster, and considering how much threat public service broadcasters worldwide are under, I think it's essential that public service broadcasters get together and support each other.
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all new Phil3,494 posts since 12 Feb 2005
Granada North West Today
They are providing it to their own overseas channel, not 'providing a commercial programme to US channels'. They additionally market it to further outlets in the US. A worthy enterprise especially with the general vacuous nature of the US domestic coverage.

They are providing it to their own overseas channel, not 'providing a commercial programme to US channels'. They additionally market it to further outlets in the US. A worthy enterprise especially with the general vacuous nature of the US domestic coverage.

In normal times maybe but during a national emergency our state broadcaster needs to focus on meeting the needs of the UK viewers even if that means neglecting others for the time being.


The BBC is supporting another public service broadcaster, PBS, by producing World News America. It's not spending money supporting a commercial broadcaster, it's supporting another public service broadcaster, and considering how much threat public service broadcasters worldwide are under, I think it's essential that public service broadcasters get together and support each other.

Come on, don’t defend the indefensible. The BBC absolutely should not be broadcasting this in the UK in place of domestic coverage at a time like this.
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LondonViewer76 posts since 12 Oct 2015
London London
The BBC is supporting another public service broadcaster, PBS, by producing World News America. It's not spending money supporting a commercial broadcaster, it's supporting another public service broadcaster, and considering how much threat public service broadcasters worldwide are under, I think it's essential that public service broadcasters get together and support each other.

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cityprod2,073 posts since 3 Oct 2005
Westcountry Spotlight
They are providing it to their own overseas channel, not 'providing a commercial programme to US channels'. They additionally market it to further outlets in the US. A worthy enterprise especially with the general vacuous nature of the US domestic coverage.

In normal times maybe but during a national emergency our state broadcaster needs to focus on meeting the needs of the UK viewers even if that means neglecting others for the time being.


The BBC is supporting another public service broadcaster, PBS, by producing World News America. It's not spending money supporting a commercial broadcaster, it's supporting another public service broadcaster, and considering how much threat public service broadcasters worldwide are under, I think it's essential that public service broadcasters get together and support each other.

Come on, don’t defend the indefensible. The BBC absolutely should not be broadcasting this in the UK in place of domestic coverage at a time like this.


It's not indefensible. It's even understandable. And with it being a presidential election year in the US, it's even desireable to keep an eye on how the Covid 19 situation plays out there, because it will have a major impact on the election process, even before November. It already is in fact. And how it effects the election itself, well, that's a whole nother mess, and it's more than worth it.
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Brekkie33,885 posts since 4 Jan 2003
HTV Wales Wales Today
It would be different if they were simulcasting the CBS Evening News or something in primetime, but this is a BBC branded bulletin and crucially it gives them half an hour (or is it an hour) of downtime in the UK and put all resources into the flagship 10pm bulletin which is far more important than whatever BBC News is showing in the 9pm hour.

(We're also still in that weird period when they've changed their clocks and we haven't).
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Steve in Pudsey10,680 posts since 4 Jan 2003
Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
They are providing it to their own overseas channel, not 'providing a commercial programme to US channels'. They additionally market it to further outlets in the US. A worthy enterprise especially with the general vacuous nature of the US domestic coverage.

In normal times maybe but during a national emergency our state broadcaster needs to focus on meeting the needs of the UK viewers even if that means neglecting others for the time being.

It's an international emergency. Seeing how the rest of the world is handling this has some relevance, especially as the London studios are on minimised staffing so it frees people to prep the Ten.
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