BBC news is needed for this country to run. You can always count on the BBC to bring you the latest news in a fair, balanced way, presenting the facts across clearly.
It is a breath of fresh air to see that the BBC are the ONLY news operators that don't place huge flashing graphics across the screen, and don't spend ££££'s investing in funky theme tunes - but instead simply give the news to the viewer in a way that is simple and easy to understand.
In the UK the BBC have to compete with ITV news, Channel 4 news, Five news and Sky News. The BBC wins by a mile. They don't have huge studios with fancy large swooping camera angles, and they don't sensationalise the news stories with hopes of winning the more viewers.
The BBC win in the ratings against every other news program/channel, and whenever there is a disaster you guarantee the British people will turn to the BBC news team in their millions...