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BBC Reportedly Not Going to Make Programmes for Older People

A disgruntled 55 year old BBC licence fee payer wrote to the BBC’s Director General, Tim Davie, bemoaning the lack of programmes being made for older people who, in their opinion, were a substantial audience base that the BBC should be better serving. According to reports in the Daily Mail and the Telegraph, the response from the BBC’s Audience Services Department said it was not feasible to target older viewers whose tastes were so varied. This response, it has also been reported, comes at a time when the BBC is looking to invest in a strategy to entice younger viewers back from online streaming services, like Netflix.

NFOP and Later Life Ambitions will be monitoring this and details of any decisions the BBC is making in this area.

Article in the Daily Mail