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  1. July 30, 2014

    AMC in talks for BBC America stake

    The BBC is in talks to sell a near-50 per cent stake in its flagship BBC America channel to US television group AMC Networks...

  2. May 30, 2014

    Postcard from ... CBeebies Land – In tune with the ‘tiddlers’

    Turn on CBeebies and you see the BBC’s modern quandaries writ small. Most would agree that the channel for children under...

  1. May 7, 2014

    Lord Patten endured three relentless years at helm of BBC Trust

    Lord Patten once turned down a graduate traineeship at the BBC. If he had known how much trouble chairing the BBC Trust was...

  2. May 6, 2014

    Labour fears Tory ‘stooge’ at BBC

    Labour has warned the Conservatives against appointing a political “stooge” to chair the BBC Trust after Lord Patten stepped...

  3. November 22, 2013

    Doctor Who regenerates into global cash cow

    Mary Whitehouse called it “teatime brutality”; a television executive said it had “no redeeming features” and some parents...

  4. November 7, 2013

    BBC dealt blow over disastrous Lonely Planet acquisition

    The BBC has blamed “aggressive” forecasts, “badly structured” financial options and a lack of accountability among managers...

  5. October 18, 2013

    BBC Worldwide plans to boost investment by £30m

    BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the public service broadcaster, has announced ambitious plans to ramp up investment in...

  6. August 9, 2013

    Doctor Who, the BBC’s only intergalactic export

    In the past 50 years, the world has been saved from destruction countless times by a humanoid alien – a Time Lord from the...

  7. June 25, 2013

    BBC raises £170m via bond debut

    The BBC has tapped financial markets for the first time in its 90-year history in a drive to find new ways to finance BBC...

  8. June 10, 2013

    The changing face of London’s White City, home of the BBC

    London’s White City takes its name from a series of exotic exhibitions staged in a complex of jerry-built, stage-set...

  9. May 3, 2013

    BBC looks to tap bond markets to finance BBC Worldwide

    The BBC is looking to tap the bond markets for up to several hundred million pounds as the public service broadcaster...

  10. April 24, 2013

    Tim Davie confident he can grow BBC Worldwide

    On the evening in November when George Entwistle resigned as BBC director-general, Tim Davie was preparing to watch the...

  11. April 24, 2013

    A false step at flourishing commercial arm

    BBC Worldwide has been heavily criticised for selling the Lonely Planet travel guide publisher at a significant loss. The...

  12. March 19, 2013

    Beware the curse of the ‘spousepreneurs’

    BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC, has made an £80m loss on the sale of Lonely Planet travel guides, which tell...

  13. March 19, 2013

    BBC sells Lonely Planet at £80m loss

    The BBC Trust has ordered an inquiry into the broadcaster’s commercial arm after it offloaded Lonely Planet, the travel...

  14. February 14, 2013

    Purnell returns to BBC in senior shake-up

    Lord Hall, the BBC’s incoming director-general, has announced the first of a series of senior appointments as he begins his...

  15. February 7, 2013

    Cartwright out in Burberry board shake-up

    Stacey Cartwright, finance director of Burberry, is quitting the group in a boardroom shake-up that triggered a sharp fall...

  16. January 29, 2013

    YouTube to switch on paid-for video

    YouTube plans to start selling subscriptions to some channels on its video platform, throwing the Google-owned site into...

  17. October 19, 2012

    BBC’s commercial arm appoints new chief

    Tim Davie, the head of audio and music at the BBC, is to become the new chief of BBC Worldwide, the broadcaster’s commercial...

  18. August 17, 2012

    The BBC boss off to New York to change the Times

    Mark Thompson stopped in Manhattan this week, en route to a holiday in Maine, to sign the contract that will bring him...

  19. August 14, 2012

    BBC chief to head New York Times

    Mark Thompson, the outgoing director-general of the BBC, has been named president and chief executive of the New York Times...

  20. August 13, 2012

    Google to buy Frommer’s travel guides

    Google has struck a deal to buy Frommer’s, the travel guides for the post-backpacking generation, as it looks to boost local...

  21. March 19, 2012

    Mark Thompson to leave BBC after Olympics

    Mark Thompson will step down as BBC director-general after this summer’s London Olympics. The 54-year-old has headed the...

  22. March 12, 2012

    Thompson move heralds change at BBC Worldwide

    Mark Thompson has taken over the role of non-executive chairman of BBC Worldwide, in a move that places the public...

  23. February 7, 2012

    The Tinky Winky magnate

    There is only one topic that reveals a vulnerable side to Anne Wood: retirement. Until the conversation veers on to...

  24. January 9, 2012

    Netflix and Lovefilm begin price war

    Netflix said it plans to invest “a couple of billion” dollars in new content deals as it challenges Amazon’s Lovefilm and...

  25. January 6, 2012

    Lovefilm ties in with ITV and BBC

    Lovefilm has struck its biggest television content deals to date with ITV and the BBC, as it races to sign up customers...

  26. October 5, 2011

    BBC to cut 2,000 jobs but no services to close

    The BBC is to cut more than 2,000 jobs from its workforce of about 18,000 as it struggles to meet the demands of a 20 per...

  27. September 15, 2011

    Patten backs expansion of BBC Worldwide

    The chairman of the BBC Trust gave his support to the expansion of the broadcaster’s commercial arm, Worldwide, even as...

  28. August 16, 2011

    BBC Worldwide moves away from magazine publishing

    BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the UK public broadcaster, is moving away from magazine publishing via two deals...

  29. August 15, 2011

    Virgin Media sells £239m stake in UKTV

    Virgin Media on Monday made its long-awaited exit from the business of content ownership after selling its stake in UKTV,...

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    August 1, 2011

    Weekend catch-up

    Weekend headlines from the FT and other UK media:* From The FT, - Hansen Transmissions soars 91% after ZF...

  31. July 29, 2011

    Apple cracks down on payment links

    The love-hate relationship between Apple and the media companies that use its App Store mobile platform took a fresh twist...

  32. July 27, 2011

    BBC iPlayer app opens content to Continent

    Fans of British television in continental Europe will be able to access a large library of UK content on-demand for the...

  33. July 27, 2011

    The Late Show

    It feels like a 1960s TV series such as The Prisoner or The Fugitive, featuring a good guy trapped in tough conditions that...

  34. July 19, 2011

    Credit is due as media embraces Facebook

    When musician David Gray secured the Dublin leg of his current Lost and Found tour, his manager Rob Holden began...

  35. July 12, 2011

    BBC Worldwide to show Doctor Who on Facebook

    The BBC’s commercial arm is the latest media group to begin experimenting with Facebook as a video-on-demand platform, with...

  36. July 3, 2011

    Patten asks Ofcom to assess BBC proposals

    The new chairman of the BBC Trust, the broadcaster’s sovereign body, has asked Ofcom to take a lead role in deciding whether...

  37. June 19, 2011

    BBC sets the stage for bigger Hollywood role

    The BBC’s commercial division is stepping up its efforts to become a big player in Hollywood after selling more than 20...

  38. June 19, 2011

    Gunning for a greater slice of US broadcasting

    Inside the red brick Los Angeles building that houses BBC Worldwide Productions a full-size dalek from Doctor Who guards the...

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