Diane Coyle

BBC ‘plays it too safe’ says acting Trust chair

The BBC’s flagship channel, BBC One, can “sometimes feel too predictable” and “plays it too safe in parts of its peak-time schedule,” according to the acting chairman of the BBC Trust, Diane Coyle. Delivering a lecture called ‘A 21st Century BBC’ at the London School of Economics last night, Coyle admitted that the BBC faced […]

Ayre reappointed to BBC Trust with extended role

Richard Ayre has bee re-appointed to serve a further four years on the BBC Trust. Ayre’s new term will run from August 1 2014 to July 31 2018. Currently chair of the complaints and appeals board, he will also become chair of the editorial standards board when Alison Hastings’ term ends in October. Ayre (pictured) […]

BBC Trust approves 30-day iPlayer catch-up window

The BBC’s governing body, the BBC Trust, has approved plans by the corporation to extend the catch-up window for its iPlayer video-on-demand service from seven to 30 days.  Announcing the move, the Trust said that it expects the BBC to implement the changes from this summer, with the decision following a formal assessment and advice […]