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News On Bbc1 Now. Why?

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Postdog | 18:22 Wed 22nd Mar 2017 | Film, Media & TV
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I'm not minimising the news from Westminster, but why does the BBC, who have a dedicated news channel, feel the need to scrap programmes from BBC1 to show the same news feed.

Pre digital, fair enough, but these days there's no reason why. Maybe run a tickertape under normal programmes advising and telling them to tune over to the news channel, yeah, but this is silly.

The thing is, at the moment, there is very little news anyway - it's just the same thing repeated again and again.

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Postdog's point is that the BBC have a dedicated news channel, ITV don't, so no need for duplicate coverage, I think he has a point. Good idea about re-directing via tickertape.
18:38 Wed 22nd Mar 2017
i am watching on channel 130 the rolling news.
its important enough i guess, terrorist incidents are quite rare in truth,
same on ITV....saying same things on a loop...showing same pics...ambulances pulling out now..terrible business but a bit of overkill when there is not much to report yet
Overkill...are you kidding?
Some people are not watching television all day, so it's always news to some.
Postdog's point is that the BBC have a dedicated news channel, ITV don't, so no need for duplicate coverage, I think he has a point. Good idea about re-directing via tickertape.
I suspect it's because, if they weren't showing rolling coverage, there'd be a lot of people moaning about the BBC showing disrespect.
Terrible incident ,thought with injured and families of those who lost their lives .Just wondering does this prolonged coverage not give publicity to those who plan and carry out such deeds .
Just wondering does this prolonged coverage not give publicity to those who plan and carry out such deeds

Yes it does IMO, Although most of us will be concerned about the victims and casualties (Not forgetting families and loved ones affected) of it, they'll be factions soaking up the coverage given to them.
Because it is important enough to be on the main channel to inform the maximum number of people.
Unfortunately it's oxygen to the baddies - it's why they do these things.
The alternative is censorship and that doesn't work either...

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