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Sabtu, 10 April 2021

BBC sets up website to field complaints over 'too much' Prince Philip coverage, ABC viewers criticise decision to cut into crime drama Vera - ABC News

The BBC has set up a special website to field complaints that it devoted "too much" coverage to the death of Prince Philip.

The BBC canceled its regular programming when news of the Duke of Edinburgh's death broke on Friday, and aired special coverage hosted by black-clad news anchors throughout the day.

Popular prime-time shows such as the cooking contest MasterChef and soap opera EastEnders were replaced, and the network’s music radio stations played instrumentals and sombre tunes.

Some Britons saw the BBC’s actions as a fitting mark of respect. For others, it was a bit much.

The broadcaster received so many complaints alleging its reporting was excessive that it established a special online page for viewers to register objections if they felt there was “too much TV coverage of the death of HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh".

It didn’t disclose how many people had complained by Saturday, local time.

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Simon McCoy, a long-time BBC news presenter who recently left the network, suggested the wall-to-wall coverage was inordinate.

“BBC1 and BBC2 showing the same thing. And presumably the News Channel, too. Why? I know this is a huge event. But surely the public deserve a choice of programming?” McCoy said on Twitter.

'PUT VERA BACK ON!!'

The publicly funded BBC often finds itself under fire from all sides for its treatment of major national events.

When the Queen Mother died in 2002, the broadcaster received criticism because the announcer who delivered the news did not wear a black tie.

Britain’s other TV stations also gave extensive coverage to Philip’s death at age 99, after 73 years of marriage to Queen Elizabeth II.

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Commercial network ITV aired news coverage and tribute programs all day on Friday in place of scheduled programming.

Criticisms over the coverage of Prince Philip's death were not isolated to the United Kingdom, however.

The ABC too found itself under fire from audiences after cutting into British crime drama Vera on Friday night to deliver the broadcast.

"Enough of this, they have been dribbling on for an hour now about it... PUT VERA BACK ON!!" one viewer wrote on social media.

"End of an era, now back to Vera!" said another.

An ABC spokesperson said the broadcaster had received nearly 200 complaints from Vera viewers.

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