From the article:
The BBC was “far too complacent” in its handling of a major new digital production system which was scrapped at the cost of almost £100m of licence fee-payers’ money, according to a powerful backbench committee.
The corporation ploughed £125.9m into the Digital Media Initiative (DMI) before it was scrapped by current director-general Tony Hall in his first weeks in the job leaving a net cost of £98.4m.
Margaret Hodge, who chairs the Public Accounts Committee which investigated the issue, said DMI was “a complete failure”.
She added: “The main output from the DMI is an archive catalogue and ordering system that is slower and more cumbersome than the 40 year-old system it was designed to replace. It has only 163 regular users and a running cost of £3m a year, compared to £780,000 a year for the old system.”
Source: Press Gazette