John McLellan comment: Ofcom must keep close eye on BBC’s recruitment intentions



Hook, line but perhaps not quite the sinker yet, Ofcom is swallowing the BBC’s story that its plans to recruit 80 journalists for a one-hour 9 O’Clock News bulletin on the new BBC Scotland Channel won’t make any difference to existing news markets.
Ofcom’s market impact study of the BBC’s plans is its first big test since it was handed the oversight of the state broadcaster from the old BBC Trust and a key part of its remit in this process was to assess the impact the new channel might have on other established operators.
While the overall £32 million investment in Scottish broadcast... read more

 
24 April 2018 in Business, Views: 96
Source: Scotsman
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