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Former BBC exec quits Ofcom board; Hall steps down at National Gallery

Tim Suter, who, while a senior BBC executive, was part of the 1996 internal investigation into how discredited reporter Martin Bashir secured an interview with Diana, Princess of Wales, has stepped down from the board of broadcasting regulator Ofcom. Separately Lord (Tony) Hall has stepped down from his role as Chairman of the National Gallery. […]

May 24, 2021By Colin Mann

BBC targets 1bn global audience

Tony Hall, Director-General of the BBC, has revealed the Corporation’s ambition to reach a global audience of one billion by the end of the 2020s, going beyond his original aim of doubling its global audience to reach 500 million people by 2022. Delivering the Opening Address of the Edinburgh International Television Festival via Zoom, Hall […]

August 24, 2020By Colin Mann

BBC reaches all time record global audience

The BBC’s global reach increased by 11 per cent year on year in 2020 to 468.2 million people a week – the highest number ever. BBC News accounts for 438.4 million of the total with an annual increase of 13 per cent. Digital platforms are key to the success, with an increase of 53 per […]

July 23, 2020

TNI steps up fight against disinformation

At a recent summit chaired by the BBC’s Director-General, Tony Hall, the TNI agreed to a shared early warning system of rapid alerts to combat the spread of disinformation during the US presidential election. The TNI is an industry collaboration of major news and global tech organisations working together to stop the spread of disinformation […]

July 13, 2020

Davie appointed BBC DG

The BBC Board has appointed Tim Davie, long considered the front-runner, as the 17th Director-General of the BBC. Davie, who is currently Chief Executive Officer of BBC Studios, will take over the role from Tony Hall on September 1st. The Director-General of the BBC is the Corporation’s chief executive officer and editor in chief; this […]

June 5, 2020