A snippet I picked up from the Daily Telegraph made by Charles Moore is very true.
Concerning the recent spat between the ITN and BBC news at Ten, concerning Huw Edwards and Tom Bradby, he points out that if the BBC is now facing competition it only has itself to blame. This is because the BBC took a wrong turn in 2000 when they got rid of the Nine O'clock News to seek higher ratings for its non-news programmes.
Charles Moore points out that this decision was proof that, with the coming of the 21st century, the BBC saw public service broadcasting as an optional, rather than central. Now it is paying the price.