The BBC has lost most of any remaining integrity it had over the recent "celeb" pay fiasco. For years the BBC has run news stories, documentaries etc denouncing organisations which discriminate against women. Then we find out (after the news has been dragged out of the beeb) that it's been paying women less than men as a matter of policy for years. I'd like to see the good old beeb deprived of all the licence fee dosh and made to operate on a pay-to-view basis. Nothing unfair about that. The licence fee is an outdated arrangement these days. And if the beeb's definition is as ho hum says then that's just more evidence that its run by a bunch of incompetent & overpaid middle class fools.
The total income from licence fees was £3.7428 billion in 2015–16 of which £621.7 million or 16.6% was provided by the Government through concessions for those over the age of 75. Thus, the licence fee made up the bulk (77.5%) of the BBC's total income of £4.827 billion in 2015–2016.
BBC accidentally live broadcasts topless woman in steamy scene during News at Ten
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The Evening Standard
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A woman’s bare breasts were accidentally broadcast live during the BBC’s News at Ten.
An employee appeared to be watching a saucy clip on a computer screen in full view of the camera while Sophie Raworth read the headlines to 3.8 million people on Monday night.
The 49-year-old anchor remained oblivious as the footage, which showed a woman strip-off to reveal her naked chest, played behind her.
The camera zoomed in on the woman’s behind clad in pink pants before panning up to reveal her remove a black vest top and slip off a black bra in front of a half-naked man.
Boobs at 10: Sophie Raworth remained oblivious (BBC iPlayer)
Eagle-eyed viewers took to social media to discuss the clip.
Zane Jawad tweeted: “@BBCNews why is there a porn video playing behind one of your news anchors during a report?”
Steamy clip: An employee appeared to be watching the romp (BBC iPlayer)
Another person added: “Did I just see boobs on the News at Ten?”
Lyndsey Robinson posted the video on Facebook and wrote: "Did anyone else notice news last night on BBC???
Live broadcast: The saucy footage appeared as Sophie Raworth read the headlines (BBC iPlayer)
"Thought I was seeing things...but just re-wached On iplayer...nope I definitely saw what I thought I had.”
A source at the BBC told the Sun: “This has gone down like a lead balloon at the BBC. It is totally unprofessional.”
A spokeswoman for the BBC said: “We are establishing the facts and circumstances."