BBC Trust

Trust criticises Worldwide over £79 million loss on Lonely Planet sale

The BBC Trust has asked senior management at the BBC to order a review into lessons learnt from the loss-making sale of Lonely Planet, which was announced this morning. BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC, said it will sell travel guides business Lonely Planet to NC2 Media for an initial consideration of £41.2 […]

WoCC: Indies securing more BBC tender hours

UK independent producers are securing more BBC drama, entertainment and children’s commissions than in previous years, according to the latest review into the pubcaster’s indie commissioning process. The third BBC Trust review of the BBC’s Window of Creative Comptition showed 43% of all BBC network hours came from the indie sector in 2010/11 and 46% in […]

BBC Trust starts review of kids’ TV services

The BBC Trust, the UK public broadcaster’s governing body, has announced a review of its children’s TV services including CBBC and CBeebies. The review will look at how the two dedicated kids services are performing across TV and online, and will also assess the BBC Executive’s progress on creating radio services for children, including children’s […]

BBC to launch content on iPlayer before TV

The BBC has approved plans to launch a raft of programming online before it hits linear TV. Minutes just released from a meeting of the BBC Trust, the organisation that oversees the UK public broadcaster, reveal that it has greenlit a trial that will see up to 40 hours of BBC content launched on streaming […]

BBC and S4C agree governance plans

The BBC Trust and S4C have reached a deal to secure funding and accountability for the Welsh-language public broadcaster until 2017. From April 2013, the majority of S4C’s public income will be provided by the BBC from the licence fee. The S4C Authority will continue to be an independent statutory corporation, which will also receive […]

BBC crisis claims more scalps as Patten begins search for new DG

Following the resignation of BBC director-general George Entwistle on Saturday, head of news Helen Boaden and deputy director of news Stephen Thomas have “stepped aside” for the duration of the ongoing Pollard enquiry into flagship current affairs show Newsnight. Head of newsgathering Fran Unsworth has been named as acting director of news, while Ceri Thomas, […]

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