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BBC to launch US online subscription service next year

The BBC will launch an online subscription service in the US next year, boosting revenues for the British public broadcaster and allowing viewers to watch shows on demand. Read the rest of this entry »

Met Office loses BBC weather forecasting contract

The Met Office has lost its BBC weather forecasting contract, it has confirmed.
The UK’s weather service has provided the data used for BBC forecasts since the corporation’s first radio weather bulletin on 14 November 1922.

The BBC said it was legally required to secure the best value for money for licence fee payers and would tender the contract to outside competition. Read the rest of this entry »

BBC agrees property deal to save millions

The BBC is today announcing the sale and sublet of its Media Village site in west London, which will now be known as White City Place, as part of ongoing plans to dramatically reduce the size and cost of BBC buildings. Read the rest of this entry »

MPs demand rigorous shakeup at top of the BBC

Financial and editorial “mistakes” made by the BBC have prompted an influential cross-party group of MPs to call for the abolition of the broadcaster’s governing body in a wide-ranging report into the funding and future of the corporation to be published in the Commons on Thursday.

The culture, media and sport select committee recommends that the BBC should be subject to much more rigorous oversight and criticises the broadcaster for its handling of executive pay and payoffs, the Jimmy Savile affair and the false allegations made against the late Lord Macalpine.
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