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Ministers blunt Dorries’ BBC axe

Rishi Sunak, UK finance secretary, has led a cabinet pushback against calls by culture secretary Nadine Dorries for an end to the BBC licence fee from 2027. Sunak told Dorries there had not been any cabinet discussion, a view shared by colleagues, according to the FT. On January 17th Dorries tweeted that funding would be […]

January 19, 2022

Freeman named BBC Studios COO

BBC Studios has announced the appointment of Martyn Freeman as its new Chief Operating Officer. Freeman is currently the company’s General Counsel, overseeing the company’s business and legal affairs, global operations, compliance and risk. His new appointment will see him extend his portfolio to take on responsibility over technology, transformation and property. Two months after […]

December 10, 2021

BBC World Service reports increased audience trust

The BBC World Service has published its performance review covering the period of 2016 – 2020. The review, set out in the 2016 Agreement with the Secretary of State for Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), examines how the BBC World Service has performed in three key areas: growing global reach, achieving quality […]

October 5, 2021

BBC World Service partners with MTN Nigeria

BBC World Service is partnering with MTN Nigeria to deliver BBC News Minute bulletins which will be free of charge to subscribers of the myMTN App in English, Hausa, Igbo, Pidgin and Yoruba. This is the first time an international news organisation will feature in the MyMTN App. BBC News Minute is the BBC’s 60 […]

June 25, 2020