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ATTENBOROUGH SCORES BBC, DEFENDS IT

January 6, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

David Attenborough, who created and hosted some of the BBC’s most lauded nature documentaries, including Life and Planet Earth, and has spent 50 years with the BBC in various capacities, including director of programming in the early ’70s, has sharply criticized the British public broadcaster. It has “strayed from the straight and narrow,” he said […]

BBC MAY FREEZE ITS LICENSE FEE

September 16, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Citing “the exceptional pressures that the current economic climate is placing on license-fee payers,” the BBC Trust, which oversees the broadcaster’s budget, has proposed that the fee be frozen for the next two years. The fee, which is levied on all owners of television sets in Britain and underwrites commercial-free programming on the BBC, currently […]

COWELL FORCES BBC TO MOVE HIT SERIES

September 2, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Giving at least the appearance of bowing to Simon Cowell, the creator, producer and judge on Britain’s The X Factor, the BBC announced late today (Thursday) that its hit series Strictly Come Dancing will not air opposite The X Factor when the two shows launch their new seasons on September 11. Earlier in the day, […]