Oliver Dowden

Dowden: Premier League could go FTA on return

The English Premier League could be broadcast on free-to-air TV if and when it resumes the 2019/20 season. Speaking at a meeting of the DCMS committee on Wednesday, UK culture secretary Oliver Dowden said that “productive talks” were being had with sports bodies from across the country and admitted that the Premier League will likely […]

Culture secretary Dowden launches political attack on BBC

Incumbent culture secretary Oliver Dowden has called the BBC “an institution to be cherished” but said that it lacks “diversity of thought” in a stark attack on the broadcaster. Dowden, who was appointed to the role as a part of prime minister Boris Johnson’s cabinet reshuffle, will speak today at a media conference hosted by […]