Terence Burns

Article image
Will Lord Burns be up to handling hot Ofcom issues?
He’s Lord Ubiquity of non-exec roles and now overall boss of UK media regulation – but is he the best choice?

Peter Preston

03, Dec, 2017 @7:00 AM

Article image
Government picks ex-Channel 4 chair Lord Burns for Ofcom role
If approved by MPs, Burns will replace Patricia Hodgson as chair of the media regulator in January on £120,000 a year

Graham Ruddick Media editor

29, Nov, 2017 @6:00 PM

Article image
Ex-Channel 4 chairman says BBC licence fee is an 'anomaly'
Former channel boss Lord Burns argues BBC charter is ‘unclear’ and that Channel 4 should be allowed to seek joint ventures instead of being privatised

Mark Sweney and Jane Martinson

02, Feb, 2016 @6:22 PM

Article image
Hands off the FoI act: information is a vital tool of democracy
Review commissioners should think hard about the evidence from the Society of Editors and the Press Association before daring to water down the act

Roy Greenslade

27, Jan, 2016 @11:36 AM

Article image
Channel 4 sell-off would have little financial benefit, says chairman
Lord Burns says sell-off being considered by government would neither raise much money nor improve the market

Jane Martinson

08, Nov, 2015 @6:57 PM

Article image
Lord Burns: ‘They seem to believe you can keep Channel 4’s remit while privatising it’
The outgoing C4 chairman speaks out on the government’s handling of talks about its future – and hits out at the culture secretary’s ‘kite-flying’

Jane Martinson

08, Nov, 2015 @6:30 PM

Article image
Channel 4 chairman says BBC should become Sky-style pay-TV service
Lord Burns warns that replacing the licence fee with a household levy would be a ‘dangerous route’ for the corporation to take

Mark Sweney

13, Oct, 2015 @12:40 PM

Article image
Waitrose chief Mark Price lined up as interim chair of Channel 4
Temporary appointment of deputy chair of broadcaster would be backup measure if process to find Lord Burns’ successor takes longer than expected

Mark Sweney

12, Oct, 2015 @5:35 PM

Article image
Lord Burns said to be examining options for Channel 4 sale
Government believed to have asked broadcaster’s chair to draw up proposals that would allow it to maintain public service remit in event of a sell-off

Jane Martinson

28, Aug, 2015 @4:49 PM

Article image
BBC iPlayer should be encrypted says Channel 4 chairman
Lord Burns said the BBC is too wedded to the £145.50 licence fee and has ignored alternative forms of funding

John Plunkett and Mark Sweney

10, Jul, 2014 @6:07 PM

Article image
BBC should encrypt iPlayer for licence fee payers, says Channel 4 boss
Lord Burns says change would be first step towards an alternative way of funding the corporation. By John Plunkett

John Plunkett

10, Jul, 2014 @3:20 PM

Article image
Channel 4 chair fears for indies over BBC production plans
Lord Burns criticises Tony Hall for not looking to a post-licence fee world and says independents could face squeeze. By John Plunkett

John Plunkett

10, Jul, 2014 @11:01 AM

1 / 5 pages