Government

Clementi confirmed as BBC chairman

David Clementi

David Clementi has been confirmed as the next chairman of British public broadcaster the BBC. The UK government has confirmed the former deputy governor of… Read more

Digital Economy Bill: UK targets adult sites, online piracy

Ed Vaizey

The UK government has proposed a new law that will age-restrict adult sites, increase sentences for online piracy and make fast broadband a legal right.… Read more

No change to UK PSB retrans fees, despite law amendment

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The UK government will repeal a law that says pay TV operators need not pay fees to carry commercial public service channels, but said it… Read more

Government could force BBCWW to sell UKTV stake

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The British government could force BBC Worldwide to sell its 50% in multichannel operator UKTV, which has been a vital cash cow for the BBC’s… Read more

Clementi review: Ofcom should regulate BBC

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The current system of governance of the BBC is “flawed” and the public broadcaster should be regulated directly by Ofcom, according to an independent review… Read more

UK government pledges superfast broadband for new homes

Ed Vaizey

The UK government has unveiled plans to make superfast fibre broadband available to all new home developments. Announcing the new deal, the government said it… Read more

Government pledges funds for BBC World Service expansion

Rona Fairhead

The BBC Trust has welcomed plans by the government to fund an extension of the BBC’s World Service with additional spending. As part of its… Read more

UK government admits to Channel 4 sale option

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The British Conservative government has admitted it is looking at privatising public broadcaster Channel 4 despite previously denying the option was on the table. Prime… Read more

BBC defends right to remain a ‘universal public broadcaster’

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The BBC Trust has defended its right to remain a “universal public service broadcaster” and opposed the potential sale of its commercial arm BBC Worldwide… Read more

UK superfast broadband scheme connects three million

John Whittingdale

The government-funded rollout of superfast broadband in the UK has now reached more than three million homes and businesses. According to the government, the rollout… Read more

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