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BBC under fire over severance payments

UK spending watchdog the National Audit Office (NAO) has found the BBC paid senior managers more than they were entitled to in severance pay, costing license fee payers “at least £1 million (US$1.5 million)”. The report, which was presented to the finance committee of the BBC’s governing body, the BBC Trust, criticised the public broadcaster […]

Danny Cohen named BBC TV chief

The BBC has named BBC One controller Danny Cohen as director of television. Cohen’s appointment comes after an open recruitment process and marks the final addition to new director general Tony Hall’s senior management team at the new look UK pubcaster. The role was previously known as director of vision. Roger Mosey, who helmed the […]

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, […]