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    1. May 19, 2016

      Board Briefing: Trouble at the BBC

      In a series of fortnightly columns, Niamh Corbett and Emma Priestley of Board Intelligence, the consultancy, scan the...

    2. May 11, 2016

      Cameron intervenes in BBC governance row

      David Cameron has personally intervened to demand that the government appoints a large share of the BBC board and to...

    1. March 7, 2016

      BBC fears shake-up exposes it to risk of political influence

      Plans to change the way the BBC is governed are a threat to its independence and could expose it to political...

    2. Fast FT

      February 2, 2016

      BBC secures Olympics rights from Discovery

      Do not adjust your set – the BBC will show the 2022 Winter Olympics and 2024 Summer Olympics after reaching a deal to...

    3. December 3, 2015

      Loyal BBC servant who commissioned groundbreaking TV

      To his many enemies, Alan Yentob has long been a caricature of BBC privilege — a man who arrived at work on a Brompton...

    4. December 3, 2015

      Alan Yentob quits BBC role over Kids Co debacle

      The collapse of the charity Kids Company has claimed its biggest scalp after Alan Yentob, its former chairman, resigned...

    5. October 27, 2015

      Minister opens way to further BBC funding cuts

      The BBC could face further funding cuts after the culture secretary John Whittingdale said a deal between the...

    6. September 17, 2015

      BBC to launch Netflix-style service in US

      The BBC will launch a Netflix-style subscription service in the US next year, as part of a plan to increase its...

    7. September 7, 2015

      BBC ready to open iPlayer to competitors

      The BBC has proposed opening its iPlayer service to other broadcasters, as it seeks to shed its image as the “800-pound...

    8. September 7, 2015

      BBC promises to become an ‘open platform’ for creativity

      The BBC will promise to become an “open platform” for creativity with initiatives designed to counteract criticism of...

    9. July 15, 2015

      Stars attack proposals for a ‘diminished’ BBC

      The BBC director-general’s attempts to fight off changes to its remit were bolstered on Wednesday by an open letter to...

    10. July 12, 2015

      BBC faces second bruising funding battle with government

      The BBC is facing the second part of a bruising funding battle with government this week, as ministers prepare a...

    11. July 6, 2015

      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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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....

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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,...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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