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As a public service broadcaster, the BBC needs to start making gaming vlogs for YouTube

I can't be the only parent whose children are obsessed. It's time for the BBC to make online content that we can trust—preferably, without the annoying presenters

By Rob Manuel  

Reading the news the other morning, I saw the headline “Younger viewers now watch Netflix more than the BBC” and reflected that my own children—aged 6, 9 and 12—never watch the BBC.

They’re all keen gamers, and the only “TV” they really care about is YouTube: endless gameplay videos; walkthroughs; tutorials. Guys just shouting whilst playing games, really.

As a 44-year-old man…

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