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Auntie tight-lipped as major outage rolls on

The BBC is scrambling to fix what appears to be a number of severe technical glitches on its network, after its website and catch-up TV service were hit by a major outage at the weekend.

At the time of writing, Auntie was still carrying a "simplified version" of its BBC website on its homepage. The Corporation said:

"We are working to restore normal service."

Beeb fans first started complaining that they were unable to access television shows via the BBC's iPlayer service on Saturday morning.

Computer Auntie says 'no'

Many moaned about the technical blunder on Twitter, demanding to know when highlights of Formula One and Stephen Fry-fronted QI would return.

By Sunday morning it was becoming clear that the BBC was suffering from a major outage. At one point, its News website and radio service were also affected by the cockup.

The BBC did not reply individually to the many tweets that flooded its Twitter account, however.

Error messages continue to persist for some users of the iPlayer on both the web and app versions of the service.

The BBC has stayed silent about the continuing glitches. It's been nearly 12 hours since Auntie updated its users about the outage. ®

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