Enraged viewers blast coronation coverage as ‘terrible’ audio ‘keeps cutting out’: ‘BBC f***ing the sound up’

King Charles III was crowned on Saturday as the world watched British royalty in a rare coronation ceremony replete with pomp and circumstance, engendering the loyalty of Brits and also enraging viewers who happened to catch it on BBC Live due to the poor audio quality.

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) dropped the ball when it came to producing professional audio quality on an event that will go down in history, according to the Daily Mail. It embarrassed the Brits and infuriated royal fans. The audio went in and out during the historic crowning of the king.

Viewers called the audio “shocking” especially since the BBC had “months of preparation and years of anticipation” for the monumental event.

When one viewer was asked what he would remember the most from the event, he replied, “BBC f***ing the sound up.” Other viewers demanded an “on-screen apology” from the network as they vowed to switch the channel to ITV and Sky News.

(Video Credit: Daily Mail)

The snafu won’t help the BBC in the ratings war over this weekend’s royal coverage. And it is doubly problematic since the broadcaster had promoted itself as the leader in coronation coverage ahead of the historic event.

The coronation was aired on BBC One and BBC iPlayer. The broadcaster aired it live across the network with millions watching. The British media conglomerate even offered a special one-off TV license dispensation for the historic ceremony. Having that license means if you are hosting an event, you wouldn’t need a TV license to screen coverage of the coronation or the coronation concert.

Given all that, the shoddy coverage ticked off not only Brits but millions of others watching the ceremony. It probably didn’t please the royals either.

“Come on BBC. Sort the sound out on your outside broadcasts. Keeps breaking up,” Twitter user Jane Trout noted with extreme irritation. “Going over to ITV to watch the coronation without the hiccups.”

Social media relentlessly dragged the BBC over the audio issues.

One person snarked, “Hats off to whoever is the #BBC sound engineer doing the audio mixing at the #Coronation ceremony. Top class work.”


Many viewers claimed that ITV and Sky News did a much better job at covering the coronation and called the BBC’s coverage “really disappointing.”

It didn’t help the situation either when the BBC called the king’s coronation “the strangest show in town.”

Royal correspondent Jonny Dymond wrote at the BBC referencing a 65-year-old Australian rocker named Nick Cave who said he would attend the coronation for “the bizarre, the uncanny, the stupefying spectacular, the awe-inspiring.”

He then stated that “The Coronation will be all these things and more,” offensively headlining his article “King Charles Coronation: The curtain rises on the strangest show in town.”


Dymond also asserted that “Every big royal occasion, jubilee or wedding, birth or death, is an opportunity of sorts. A chance to remind the nation and the world of the institution’s role and relevance. And a moment to reinvent and rebrand.”

“And this Coronation comes against a challenging backdrop,” he added, ostensibly alluding to a political quagmire that is plaguing the Brits just as it is in America.

BBC presenter Huw Edwards was also criticized on Twitter for disrespectfully spending “five minutes” talking about spoons.

Given the momentous occasion, it seems strange that the BBC would not treat the coronation of King Charles III with more respect, especially since the British government is one of its benefactors.

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