Inside the unified command center, where BP and federal agencies were orchestrating the spill response, video monitors had already displayed hours of footage they did not make public," ABC News' veteran investigative reporter Brian Ross reports. "The images showed a far more dire situation unfolding underwater. The footage filmed by submarines showed three separate leaks, including one that was unleashing a torrent of oil into the Gulf."
BP told the network they'd turned the video over to the Feds, and the decision to release the video was on the Feds alone
Neither BP nor the Federal government wanted the public to see the horrendous extent of the damage they knew was happening.