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BBC TO TIGHTEN ITS PURSE STRINGS

December 17, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The British government’s new austerity budget, which includes a freeze on the license fees that pay for the operation of the British Broadcasting Corp., will require significant cuts in the BBC’s budget, the chairman of the BBC Trust has told the London Financial Times. “Let us not be under any misapprehension: the notion we can […]

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 […]

CALLS MOUNT FOR BBC TO DISCLOSE SALARIES OF ITS STARS

July 5, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

The BBC, which is funded by license fees collected from all TV set owners in Britain — regardless of whether they watch anything on the BBC or not — is coming under greater pressure to become more transparent about how its funds are being spent. On Sunday, Terry Wogan, a top BBC radio personality, told […]