Anne Bulford

BBC deputy director-general to step down

The BBC’s deputy director-general, Anne Bulford, is due to leave the corporation in spring. In a statement, the BBC said that Bulford had decided to pursue a portfolio of non-executive roles and thanked her for helping to transform the BBC since she joined the broadcaster in 2013. BBC director general Tony Hall said Bulford has […]

BBC: British ‘sense of identity’ under threat as programming spend declines

British content is under threat as budgets get cut, with global players highly unlikely to make up the shortfall, according to BBC deputy director-general Anne Bulford. Speaking at the Media & Telecoms Conference in London, Bulford said the BBC’s ability to fund UK content had been hit by financial constraints, while commercial broadcasters had been […]

BBC must ‘reinvent itself’ for a new generation

During its current charter period the BBC has set itself the challenge of reinventing itself for a new generation, according to deputy director general, Anne Bulford. Speaking at the DTG Summit in London this morning, Bulford said that the BBC needs to do “much, much more” to make its programmes and services cut through in […]

BBC names new board members

The BBC has named the three executives that will join director general Tony Hall on its new board, along with five non-executive directors from outside the company. The three BBC execs that will join Hall are: deputy director-general Anne Bulford; executive director responsible for the nations and regions, Ken MacQuarrie; and the CEO of the BBC’s […]

BBC restructure: Moore, Bulford both upped in cost-cutting move

Anne Bulford has become the BBC’s first female deputy director general, while channels chief at the UK public broadcaster Charlotte Moore has been named director of content and sport. The changes were announced to staff internally this morning as part of major restructuring aimed at cutting costs that will reduce top level management from 16 […]

BBC outlines another £400m in cost cuts

The BBC is set to outline how it can make an additional £400 million (€505 million) of savings a year by 2017. The UK public broadcaster has already made a swathe of cost cuts, involving the loss of 1,000 jobs and, a new report will say, £1.1 billion a year in savings. The BBC is […]

BBC moves Future Media and tech jobs to Manchester

The BBC announced yesterday that it will move around 120 Future Media roles and 102 Technology department roles from London to its northern base in Salford in 2015. The BBC said the relocation will enhance its “strong digital presence” at its MediaCityUK offices in North Manchester and forms part of the BBC’s ongoing strategy to […]