David Clementi


BBC chair criticises ‘red tape’ restrictions on iPlayer windowing

The restrictions on the viewing window for content available on the BBC iPlayer form a major barrier to the pubcaster meeting its remit of delivering a universal service as audiences turn to digital platforms, and regulator Ofcom’s approach runs the risk of “tying ourselves up in red tape and regulation at a time when media […]

BBC to ‘reinvent the iPlayer’ in a bid to remain relevant to 16-34 year-olds

The BBC will focus on reinventing the iPlayer this year and making it more of a destination for young people, according to BBC chairman David Clementi. Speaking at the Voice of the Listener and Viewer (VLV) Spring Conference in London yesterday, Clementi said that while the BBC’s public service mission is more important than ever, […]

BBC chairman ‘concerned’ over broadcast quotas

BBC chairman David Clementi has said he is “concerned” about quotas relating to its broadcast hours, claiming they focus on “quantity not quality”. Speaking at the RTS Cambridge Convention yesterday, Clementi said that he was not calling for the BBC’s quota system to scrapped entirely, as it is appropriate for its funding model and public […]

Murdoch, Bradley and Clementi among RTS speakers

The UK’s Royal Television Society (RTS) has unveiled the line-up for its forthcoming Cambridge Convention. The biennial event, which takes place in Cambridge from September 13-15, will feature speakers including 21st Century Fox CEO James Murdoch, Ofcom CEO Sharon White, culture secretary of state Karen Bradley, BBC chairman David Clementi, and A&E Networks CEO Nancy […]

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 […]

Clementi takes up BBC Board chairman role

Sir David Clementi has taken up his position as chairman to the new BBC Board, following Privy Council approval. Clementi’s four year term in the post runs from February 16, 2017 to February 15, 2021. The former deputy governor of the Bank of England was confirmed as the government’s preferred candidate last month. He will lead […]

Clementi confirmed as BBC chairman

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 the Bank of England as its preferred candidate a day after news of his imminent appointment broke locally. He will in effect replace Rona Fairhead, who is chairman of the […]

BBC set to name new chairman

UK public broadcaster the BBC is nearing the appointment of a new chairman. Former Bank of England and Virgin Money deputy governor David Clementi has been recommended for the post by an Department of Culture, Media and Sport panel, according to various reports. The hire will need approval from UK prime minister Theresa May. She […]

Clementi review: Ofcom should regulate BBC

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 commissioned by the UK government. The report, which is part of the Government’s review of the BBC’s Royal Charter, recommends, in addition, that the BBC should should have a unitary […]