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BBC to expand US streaming

Tim Davie, the BBC Director General, told RTS Cambridge that further streamer roll-outs in the US offer “great potential” as the UK broadcaster looks to commercial arm BBC Studios for increasing revenues. BBC Studios returned £362 million (€419m) to its parent last year, with content investment of £177 million. “We’re looking at on demand services […]

September 20, 2023

BBC’s Slater retiring

In the week of her 40th anniversary working at the BBC, the first female Director of BBC Sport, Barbara Slater, has announced that she will be retiring from the BBC in spring 2024. Slater has transformed BBC Sport during her 14 years in the role. She has changed attitudes and increased the profile and interest […]

September 6, 2023

MPs to quiz senior BBC executives

Senior BBC executives are to appear before the Culture, Media and Sport Committee of the UK House of Commons in a regular scrutiny session of the work of the BBC. MPs’ questions will be wide-ranging and are likely to explore topics from overall performance to women’s sport. Issues that could be covered include: Safeguarding and […]

June 12, 2023By Colin Mann

Sharp resigns as BBC Chairman

Richard Sharp has quit his role of Chairman at the BBC as a report into whether he had been sufficiently candid about connections with the former Prime Minister concluded he had not. He had become embroiled in a controversy surrounding his involvement in facilitating a loan for former Prime Minister Boris Johnson and had been […]

April 28, 2023By Colin Mann

BBC launches freelancer social media guidance review

The BBC has confirmed the appointment of TV executive John Hardie to review how its social media guidance applies to freelancers. The review, which was announced by BBC Director-General Tim Davie earlier in March, will start immediately. It is expected the review will be completed by the summer and any changes to the BBC’s social […]

March 31, 2023By Colin Mann

BBC: Increased annual savings requirement

The BBC has published its Annual Plan for 2023/24 which commits to providing a wealth of programming and services for all audiences across the UK, but which recognises the increased savings requirement caused by the 2022 licence fee settlement and economic environment. The publication confirms the BBC maintains its position as the UK’s number one […]

March 30, 2023By Colin Mann

Resolution reached in BBC/Lineker dispute

Statements have been issued by Tim Davie, Director-General of the BBC and Gary Lineker confirm that Lineker will return to sports presentation this coming weekend following the BBC announcing that he would “step back” from presenting Match of the Day until there was an “agreed and clear position on his use of social media”. There […]

March 13, 2023By Colin Mann

BBC names Williamson Chair of AAC

The BBC has appointed Rob Williamson as the new Chair of its Appeals Advisory Committee (AAC). The AAC is made up of 12 independent experts from outside the BBC, each with experience of the charitable sector. Together they advise and support the BBC on policy matters relating to all charity appeals associated with the Corporation […]

December 19, 2022

BBC DG: “UK media must collaborate to prosper”

The BBC Director-General, Tim Davie, has issued a rallying call to ensure the UK media industry can prosper and keep delivering benefits in the decades to come. Davie said the BBC, politicians, regulators and the wider industry must urgently work together to secure the future of a “thriving, trusted, world-leading UK media market, as we […]

December 7, 2022

BBC marks centenary

On marking 100 years since the BBC was founded, BBC Chairman Richard Sharp says: “The BBC is 100 today – it’s a time to celebrate, but also to embrace the future. I believe its best days are ahead. We have always innovated, changed and adapted. Our path has always been guided by the needs of […]

October 18, 2022