Thursday, July 07, 2005

Why ITN online is rubbish

[Keyword: ]. It's all the BBC's fault - according to ITN Chief executive Mark Wood, who, The Guardian reports, "today accused the BBC of attempting a new media land grab by rushing to launch mobile and broadband services before its new charter brings in tighter regulation."

Wood is quoted as saying:
"If you look at activity on the internet, bbc.co.uk is a fantastic service, but its budget is of a size that commercial competitors can only dream of. The effect has been to push out commercial competitors. That's not good for innovation," he said.

"We were forced out of that market [for online news]. We are now a market leader in providing content for video phones, but that could be wiped away [by the BBC]," Mr Wood said.

"The problem is that the BBC is able to channel large-scale resources into new activities in a way commercial operators are not. It's a Rolls-Royce operation in terms of funding."

1 Comments:

Blogger Dreamer said...

While I don't know you personally, I want to express my outrage at what has happened on your soil, my deep sympathy for your people and my gratitude for the friendship of your nation. God Bless.

...
Mike

Kansas, USA

July 08, 2005 8:35 am  

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