BBC Blows £100 Million of Licence Fee Payers’ Money

Yet more frankly unbelievable waste from the BBC. New DG Tony Hall has called time on their Digital Media Initiative, which has by their own admission completely and utterly failed in its task of carrying them into the digital age. Hall’s scathing statement admits:

“The DMI project has wasted a huge amount of Licence Fee payers’ money and I saw no reason to allow that to continue which is why I have closed it. I have serious concerns about how we managed this project and the review that has been set up is designed to find out what went wrong and what lessons can be learned.”

The total cost is a staggering £98.4 million…




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