Skip to comments.BBC sent 3 TIMES as many staff to cover Mandela death than all rival British broadcasters combined
Posted on 12/12/2013 10:50:21 AM PST by Olog-hai
Nearly three times as many BBC staff have been sent to cover Nelson Mandelas death than all of its rival British broadcasters put together, it has been revealed.
The corporation sent a total of 140 presenters and crew members to South Africa, while Sky News had the second highest number of the British broadcasters with 15.
The BBC said it expected to have deployed about 120 journalists, technicians and support staff to work on the story over a ten-day period. The BBC World Service is also reported to have sent a further 20 staff, whose expenses will not be paid for by license-fee payers.
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...up 29 spots from 2012(only surpassed by "Finley", up 31 spots)
(Meanwhile, Royal names have seen a surprising slide in popularity. Harry, William, and George have all taken a tumble in popularity)
BBC is inefficient because they are funded by taxes
So, a GSE sending almost 10X the personnel of a competitive private concern is just par for the waste.
Might as well listen to Communist-era Radio Tirana.
That’s more than they would send to cover the second coming.
I would expect UK-based propaganda organ such as the Beeb to do such since the UK is the leader in promoting anything that leads to the West into the abyss of death and destruction.
“Thats more than they would send to cover the second coming.”
Send? MSM would cover that up completely
All that and I still haven’t seen a story about Cameron taking part in the Great Baraqqi Selfie Caper on the BBC’s website.
Must have been an oversight.
“BBC is inefficient because they are funded by taxes, and it is a non profit run by elite left liberals.
A friend, who used to be in the tv producing business told us to note how many extras BBC has on any show. A prime example are the Inspector Lewis shows with it seems like hundreds of extras contributing nothing to the show besides walking by the key people or the key people walking by them. Plus the usual sit down dinner for a mass of people in tuxes or suits being entertained by a symphony or choir, none of which add a thing to the show. Of course all of the unnecessary extras are union members.
I watch these Korean shows online with subtitles and there was this one time where we were counting the number of times we saw this particular extra walking by in the background, all wearing the same clothes, it was a lot.
They aren’t wasting money on extras
Often, the number of extras and their extra total costs and plots to “star” those, who are not stars, kills some of our shows. Nero Wolfe became like a BBC production with all the extras and highlighting of non stars. So a halfway decent show priced itself out of the market.
even PBS proved you can do TV with minimal sets and cast, ever see Masterpiece Theater?
Here, you go, and I don't get union scale wages from BBC: I just make a monthly donation to FR.
“even PBS proved you can do TV with minimal sets and cast, ever see Masterpiece Theater?”
Some of the older Masterpiece Theater did that. Many of the ones now are like the Inspector Lewis montages, I noted.
Of course the biggest recent one using tons of extras is:
___________ Abbey. You can fill in the blank.
_______ Abbey is a British Production isn’t it? ITV I think?
Broadcast rights have been purchased in 100 countries, that’ll cover a lot of the budget for ITV
Why thank you! I will consider myself edified :)
“_______ Abbey is a British Production isnt it? ITV I think?
Broadcast rights have been purchased in 100 countries, thatll cover a lot of the budget for ITV”
I don’t the deep ins and outs.
All I know is our DVR is set to auto record any Masterpiece, and all of the above show up.
“Why thank you! I will consider myself edified :)”
Your edification was low cost and didn’t require several dozen union thugs as I stole it and reposted it.
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