LONDON (WBHnews) – The British Broadcasting Company stated on Saturday it had acquired complaints in regards to the quantity of protection it devoted to the demise of Prince Philip after some viewers had been upset that ordinary programming was cancelled.
The BBC interrupted regular programming on radio and tv a couple of minutes after Buckingham Palace introduced at noon on Friday that Philip had died, and lots of scheduled programmes had been scrapped for the remainder of the day to make approach for protection of his demise.
“We’re receiving complaints about an excessive amount of TV protection of the demise of HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh,” the BBC’s complaints internet web page stated.
Some Twitter customers criticised the BBC for performing as a Soviet-style state broadcaster pumping out propaganda whereas others stated it was being unfairly attacked for masking a serious information story.
Philip, Queen Elizabeth’s husband, died aged 99 after greater than seven a long time at her aspect on the coronary heart of the British monarchy.
A spokesman for the BBC declined to remark.
Viewing figures present the BBC, ITV and Channel 4 all misplaced viewers on Friday after clearing programmes to run obituaries and opinions of Philip’s life, Deadline reported.
British newspapers had been dominated by the information.
The Every day Mail revealed a 144-page subject, full with a “magical memento journal” entitled “A VERY dashing Duke”, whereas The Solar’s headline led with “We’re all weeping with you, Ma’am.”
Reporting by Man Faulconbridge; Modifying by Frances Kerry