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      George Osborne’s misguided BBC licence wheeze

      As George Osborne prepares for his first Budget of the new parliament, the chancellor is under pressure to deliver on his...

    2. July 2, 2015

      BBC’s ‘impartiality’ over Isis upsets UK ministers

      The BBC faced government criticism on Thursday after the broadcaster insisted it had to be impartial when reporting on the...

    1. July 2, 2015

      BBC to axe more than 1,000 jobs

      The BBC will cut more than 1,000 jobs — or about 5 per cent of its workforce — after the number of UK households not paying...

    2. June 21, 2015

      BBC chief says licence fee has at least ‘10 years of life left’

      Britain’s television licence fee has at least “ten years of life left in it”, Tony Hall, the director-general of the BBC,...

    3. April 17, 2015

      Run the BBC as a company that pays dividends in viewing pleasure

      Public debate about the BBC is disfigured by two opposing forces. The first is the politically-inspired vandalism of those,...

    4. April 8, 2015

      BBC shifts focus to ‘internet-centric’ programme delivery

      The BBC is to be remodelled as an “internet-centric” broadcaster, as the web becomes the main way it reaches British...

    5. March 20, 2015

      Lunch with the FT: Tony Hall

      The first thing I learn from Tony Hall as he slides into the banquette adjacent to me is that he doesn’t really do lunch. “I...

    6. March 12, 2015

      BBC to give 1m computers to children

      The BBC will give away “Micro Bit” computers to every child starting secondary school in the UK this year as part of a drive...

    7. March 11, 2015

      Broadcasters ‘playing politics’ over debates, says Lord Grade

      A former BBC chairman has accused broadcasters of “playing politics” in a row about TV debates between political parties...

    8. March 2, 2015

      BBC argues for licence fee extension

      The BBC licence fee should be extended because the broadcaster will become more relevant in the internet age by offering...

    9. July 10, 2014

      TV industry hails BBC proposals for ‘competition revolution’

      A proposal by Lord Hall, the BBC’s director-general, for a “competition revolution” in programme-making has been welcomed by...

    10. Business Blog

      July 10, 2014

      The BBC wants its intellectual property rights back

      It always pays to scrutinise the small print in grand pronouncements about the future, especially those about the BBC. So I...

    11. July 9, 2014

      BBC eyes plan to let rivals bid to make shows

      The BBC has offered to let its commercial competitors bid for hundreds of millions of pounds in programming budgets in one...

    12. April 4, 2014

      Satire that has no sting

      Some days ago, Tony Hall, director-general of the BBC, welcomed journalists, well-wishers and a sprinkling of celebrities to...

    13. March 25, 2014

      BBC expands arts coverage with links to cultural organisations

      The BBC has promised to build closer links with other cultural organisations, as it unveiled plans to increase coverage of...

    14. FT Tech Hub

      March 11, 2014

      Can the iPlayer become the BBC's "front door"?

      The BBC thinks its iPlayer service is “the best online television service in the world” – a platform so good that it’s the...

    15. March 7, 2014

      BBC cuts set to run deeper

      The axe man has arrived at the BBC – bearing a scalpel. On Thursday Britain’s most-watched broadcaster announced that it...

    16. March 5, 2014

      BBC Three faces axe amid cost-cutting

      It’s another slap in the face for the jilted generation as the BBC is expected to cut back its only television channel aimed...

    17. February 26, 2014

      BBC should be ‘more like John Lewis’

      John Lewis has yet another well-placed admirer. The quintessentially middle-class retailer – which has been touted as a...

    18. February 11, 2014

      MPs voice concerns on BBC World Service

      There are insufficient guarantees about the future of the BBC World Service, leading MPs have warned, despite a pledge by...

    19. January 28, 2014

      Reviving the BBC after the scandals

      Since Tony Hall took over at the BBC last year, the director-general has been on a mission to refocus the broadcaster’s...

    20. January 27, 2014

      BBC: the agony of managing ‘Auntie’

      Greg Dyke told staff “to cut the crap”, Mark Thompson insisted on one-to-one meetings, and George Entwistle . . . well, he...

    21. December 27, 2013

      BBC plans big expansion of arts coverage and cultural fare

      The BBC will appoint a senior executive next year to lead a big expansion of its arts coverage and build relationships...

    22. December 12, 2013

      Mishal Husain

      Mishal Husain’s wrist is a strange place to find a clue to her growing stature as one of Britain’s pre-eminent broadcast...

    23. November 4, 2013

      Centrica chief to forgo bonus over energy bills

      The chief executive of Centrica, owner of British Gas, has decided not to take his bonus this year amid public anger about...

    24. October 22, 2013

      BBC agrees to scrutiny by national audit office

      The BBC has agreed that the UK’s national auditor will have more powers to scrutinise and investigate it. Speaking to MPs on...

    25. October 16, 2013

      The BBC is a cornerstone of Britain’s creative industries

      From the start, John Reith wanted the BBC to innovate. The founding director-general of Britain’s public broadcaster said:...

    26. October 8, 2013

      Hall reveals £100m savings to fund BBC digital push

      Lord Hall tried to draw a line under a torrid year for the BBC on Tuesday by vowing to reconnect with the public...

    27. August 29, 2013

      BBC official in payouts furore set to step down

      Lucy Adams, the BBC’s human resources director, is to step down from the broadcaster following controversy over her role in...

    28. Westminster Blog

      July 18, 2013

      BBC's Lord Patten under fire from culture secretary over sexist sports presenters

      Maria Miller, the culture secretary, has urged the BBC to tackle alleged sexism in its sports department in a row which...

    29. July 18, 2013

      BBC urged to tackle sexism after John Inverdale’s on-air blunder

      Maria Miller, the culture secretary, has urged the BBC to tackle alleged sexism in its sports department in a row which...

    30. July 12, 2013

      BBC needs to tune in to harder times

      Funded by taxpayers yet independent of political control, the BBC occupies a unique and privileged place in British public...

    31. July 1, 2013

      BBC breached own guidelines on payments to departing managers

      The BBC breached its own guidelines and “put public trust at risk” by giving £25m in severance payments to senior managers...

    32. May 24, 2013

      BBC axes £100m digital media project

      The BBC has shut down a five-year technology project to give employees access to its entire archive of content for editing...

    33. April 15, 2013

      Ex-Times editor to be BBC head of news

      James Harding, who resigned as editor of The Times last December, is to be appointed as the next director of news at the...

    34. April 14, 2013

      BBC accused of using students as shield in N Korea

      The BBC has walked into a fresh row after the London School of Economics accused it of using students as a shield on an...

    35. April 12, 2013

      Thatcher split triggers music chart battle

      The death of Margaret Thatcher, the UK prime minister whose policies sparked divisions in her time in office, has almost...

    36. April 2, 2013

      BBC chief’s rallying cry to staff

      Tony Hall began his first day as director-general of the BBC on Tuesday by urging his staff to be confident about the future...

    37. March 29, 2013

      BBC needs audience help in budget battle

      When Tony Hall eases himself into his new job as director-general of the BBC on Tuesday, one file in his in-tray, with just...

    38. March 8, 2013

      The Diary: Tony Hall

      While there are many reasons for flying down to Rio, I can suggest one of the more unlikely ones – if you can find your way...

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