(we both knew there had to be a ‘but’ there, didn’t we?)
This has been a particularly Hebdomas Miserablis for the corporation. At any other time, there would be collective sniggering behind the hands at Isleworth, but Sky has seen better weeks too.
It all began rather badly on Monday when Erik Huggers, the BBC’s Director of Future Media and Technology, released an almost incomprehensible two thousand word blog post, which apart from the obligatory reference to Lord Reith, appeared to suggest that we listeners had little interest in radio through the iPlayer. Whilst there was no shortage of colourful charts to illustrate how more will be done with less, the detail of how we may listen to audio, away from a radio, was muddled and lost in a fog of stuff about ‘Putting Quality First’.