By Sarah Keane • 11 October 2020 • 20:39
YOUTUBE is more representative of modern Britain that television, according to YouTube’s UK boss, Ben McOwen Wilson.
The comment comes as the Google-owned video service is set to overtake the BBC as the primary source of media for those in the 16 – 34 year age bracket. McOwen Wilson insists this is because YouTube offers more diverse material from “different races, genders and regional diversity that just isn’t available in traditional media.”
YouTube is now more representative of modern Britain, McOwen Wilson feels, as it is capable of speaking directly to everyone.
The need for modernising has not been lost on the BBC. Speaking to Ofcom, BBC boss Tim Davies said: “We need more diverse voices and that is a challenge for every single institution, not just broadcasting… l have lit a fire on this. We won’t recruit in the same way. And we need to look more broadly across the UK so that everyone says ‘the BBC is for me’ and ‘my views are represented”.
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Former teacher and health services manager with a Degree in English, Sarah moved to Spain from Southern Ireland with her husband, who runs his own car rental business, in 2019. She is now enjoying a completely different pace and quality of life on the Costa Blanca South, with wonderful Spanish and expat friends in Cabo Roig. Sarah began working with Euro Weekly News in 2020 and loves nothing more than bringing all the latest national and international news to her local community.
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