Tim Davie giving evidence to the Commons Culture, Media and Sport Committee as acting director general in 2012.
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Facing a hostile government and a financial squeeze, the new boss of the UK’s public broadcaster has his work cut out for him.
BBC is the UK’s most trusted news source on the conronavirus pandemic.
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The BBC’s audiences have grown as it provides high quality news an information about the pandemic. But is it doing enough to hold the government to account?
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The BBC is under threat as the government considers abolishing the licence fee. This would be a disaster.
The Daily Mail’s social media assault on the BBC and Blue Peter.
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Everyone wants to get their hands on Auntie’s money.
Was she pushed? Outgoing chair of the BBC, Rona Fairhead.
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The ousting of BBC chair, Rona Fairhead, is a worrying sign of a government power grab over the public broadcaster.
Under a new direction, the BBC can be an engine of growth for the competition, not just a rival.
BBC has come under intense fire from political and commercial enemies.
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The government’s White Paper is expected to reduce the scope and funding for the UK public broadcaster.
Bold and innovative: Channel 4’s London headquarters.
Sale of Channel 4 will risk the broadcaster’s ability to produce cutting edge, innovative films and television programmes.
Forthcoming details from Janet Smith report have drawn predictable outrage but there’s also a hidden agenda at play.
Straight down the line: one of the BBC’s values.
The BBC has called for a national debate on what it is for. The public needs to speak and the politicians need to listen.
If the commercial media has its way the BBC will end up cash-strapped and shackled by regulation.
Dog shows to be ring-fenced? Whittingdale (left) in 1993.
Conservative cultural policy is likely to be defined by severe cuts – possibly even the abolition of the department itself.
Maybe it’s time to renovate those values, too.
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The Future of the BBC report was right on a number of counts. The public broadcaster would do well to take heed.
Future of World Service precarious but death knell is premature.
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The BBC World Service is well-known to insomniacs tuning in to Radio 4 in the middle of the night, intrepid travellers, expat Britons and aficionados of international news. Few other British citizens appear…
There’s much binding in Broadcasting House.
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If the current media debate about the future of the BBC is anything to go by, the corporation seems to be facing the gravest crisis of its 92-year history. Indeed, this week a book with the title: “Is…
What if there were No BBC television?
Critics of the BBC argue that it distorts the UK’s media market, making it hard for commercial competitors to prosper and meet consumers’ needs. Their view is that viewers would be better served if the…