Charter Review


BBC Trust ‘should be abolished’, says government committee

The BBC’s governing body, the BBC Trust, has “lost confidence and credibility and should be abolished,” according to the Culture, Media and Sport Committee’s report on the BBC Charter review. Published today, the report claims that while the BBC is an “extraordinary national and global institution” it needs a “radical overhaul of its governance arrangements.” […]

DTG calls on BBC to champion tech innovations

The UK’s Digital Television Group (DTG) has called for the BBC to champion innovation and open standards in digital and wireless communication technology. In its response to the UK government’s consultation on the BBC’s Charter Review, the DTG said that it believes the BBC should play a leading role in the UK and in global […]

BBC defends right to remain a ‘universal public broadcaster’

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 or future ‘top-slicing’ of the licence fee. In its formal response to the UK Government’s Green Paper consultation on the BBC’s Charter Review, the BBC’s governing body claimed that, at […]