We all know that the BBC is the big gorilla of the British web scene. But, according to a committee that was commissioned to write up a report on the Beeb's online presence, the BBC is overlapping too much with the private sector in some areas. Indeed, concluded the Graf report, the BBC could even be undermining the development of private web content in the UK.
In response, the BBC has already closed five of its sub-websites. In addition, the broadcaster announced that a minimum of 25% of its online content would come from external providers by 2006.
The BBC's news website was not affected by the announcement.
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