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BBC system's £100m loss

The BBC was "far too complacent" in its handling of the Digital Media Initiative (DMI) which was scrapped at the cost of almost £100 million of licence fee-payers' money, according to a powerful backbench committee.

It ploughed £125.9 million into the scheme - an attempt to create an integrated ­digital production and archiving system - before it was scrapped leaving a net cost of £98.4 million.

Margaret Hodge, who chairs the Public Accounts Committee which investigated the issue, said DMI was "a complete failure", adding "The BBC was far too complacent about the high risks involved."

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