Anne Bulford

BBC’s Bulford: global nets won’t replace threatened British content

British content is under threat, as budgets get cut, with global players highly unlikely to make up the shortfall, according to BBC deputy director-general Anne Bulford. Speaking at the Media & Telecoms Conference in London, Bulford said the BBC’s ability to fund UK content had been hit by financial constraints, while reduced advertising revenues had […]

BBC investigates 25 sexual harassment claims

The BBC has reported to the UK government that it is investigating as many as 25 sexual harassment claims following the Harvey Weinstein scandal. Anne Bulford, the BBC deputy director general told a government digital, culture, media and sport select committee on Tuesday that the pubcaster is investigating multiple claims after the corporation’s chiefs encouraged […]

BBC names new board members

The BBC has named the three executives that will join director general Tony Hall on its new board, along with five non-executive directors from outside the company. The three BBC execs that will join Hall are: deputy director-general Anne Bulford; executive director responsible for the nations and regions Ken MacQuarrie; and the CEO of the […]

Swain becomes latest BBC exit

Long-serving BBC executive Emma Swain is the latest high-profile programming executive to exit the UK pubcaster. Swain (pictured) has been with the BBC for 20 years. She was most recently controller of factual commissioning until being seconded to an internal role as BBC Television director of future commissioning, channels and online. This future-gazing post saw […]

Moore, Bulford upped in major BBC restructure

Anne Bulford has become the BBC’s first female deputy director general, while channels chief at the UK pubcaster, Charlotte Moore, has been named director of content and sport. The changes were announced to staff internally this morning as part of major restructuring aimed at cutting costs that will reduce top level management from 16 to […]

BBC outlines another £400m in cost cuts

The BBC is set to outline how it can make an additional £400 million (US$630 million) of savings a year by 2017. The UK public broadcaster has already made a swathe of cost cuts, involving the loss of 1,000 jobs and, a new report will say, £1.1 billion a year in savings. The BBC is […]

New exec team to share C4’s COO duties

UK terrestrial Channel 4 has decided to spread the duties of outgoing COO Anne Bulford between a new executive team. Bulford is joining Tony Hall’s new look BBC in a board level role, leaving a gap at the top of commercial channel C4. Her financial duties have now gone to Glyn Isherwood, currently finance director, […]

Bulford swaps C4 role for BBC

UK commercial network Channel 4 has lost its COO, Anne Bulford, who is joining the BBC to take on a new board-level role. Bulford will be the new-look BBC’s as managing director, finance and operations – a role that combines COO and CFO duties – under the new structure incoming director general Tony Hall is […]