Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/11/04/bbc_homepage_simplified/

The Beeb is broken

'Technical difficulties' for outage-hit Auntie

By Brid-Aine Parnell

Posted in Media, 4th November 2011 13:51 GMT

The BBC homepage is on an outage at the moment, with visitors greeted with a stripped down version of the normal site.

Screenshot of the BBC homepage at 13:42 Fri Nov 4 2011

Whoops

A little info icon directs you to the following explanation:

Due to technical problems, we are displaying a simplified version of the BBC homepage.

Ye-es, very informative. Anyway, clicking on any of the links takes you to the normal versions of the news sites, television sites, sport sites, etc.

The last such incident was at the end of the March, when the entire BBC web network fell offline for an hour during the night, after what Auntie described as "a major network incident". ®