Public service broadcasting

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ITV could drop news pledge unless ministers offer help against streamers
Leaked government advice says ITV feels prominent channel positioning irrelevant as many bypass live TV

Jim Waterson Media editor

06, Dec, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Rishi Sunak expected to shelve privatisation of Channel 4
Amid cabinet backlash, No 10 has signalled to insiders that sale will not be in media bill, says Financial Times

Sophie Zeldin-O'Neill

05, Nov, 2022 @3:26 PM

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‘The cultural memory of the UK’: unearthing the hidden treasures of the BBC archive
For years the corporation has been digitising its vast reserve of content, turning up lost footage of everyone from General Eisenhower to Victoria Wood. Meet the team bringing a century of footage back to life

Simon Usborne

08, Oct, 2022 @10:55 AM

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Revival of Big Brother ‘depressing’, says Channel 4 executive
Ian Katz also tells Edinburgh TV festival he is unsure whether new PM will push ahead with privatisation of channel

Jim Waterson Media editor

25, Aug, 2022 @3:01 PM

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French Senate agrees Emmanuel Macron’s plan to scrap TV licence fee
Decision causes controversy amid concern over funding for public service broadcasting

Angelique Chrisafis in Paris

02, Aug, 2022 @1:25 PM

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House of cards? Why the world is falling out of love with Netflix
After years of growth, the streaming giant revealed a shock fall in subscribers. But is it really downhill from here?

Vanessa Thorpe

23, Apr, 2022 @2:21 PM

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‘Channel 4 isn’t broke, don’t fix it’: MPs launch bid to stop sell-off
Letter to Boris Johnson argues that move to privatise broadcaster would run counter to Margaret Thatcher’s founding vision

Toby Helm

20, Feb, 2022 @7:45 AM

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John Simpson: ‘Like most men, I’m amazingly good at forgiving myself’
The BBC stalwart on breaking down over the plight of an Afghan family, his new current affairs show – and failing to be enthused by Emily in Paris

Tim Lewis

16, Jan, 2022 @9:30 AM

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Like the prime minister, I have had a public brain freeze. The fear never leaves you | Adrian Chiles
On Working Lunch, I once went completely blank and uttered perhaps the longest ‘er’ in television history. I am always aware that it could happen again

Adrian Chiles

24, Nov, 2021 @4:59 PM

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Oliver Dowden restates his claim Channel 4 would benefit from privatisation
Culture secretary to give speech that will signal government’s intention to push ahead with plan

Jim Waterson Media editor

14, Sep, 2021 @11:01 PM

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Discovery nets record number of subscribers with Olympic coverage
Exclusive European broadcast rights to Tokyo Games helps boost TV channel’s quarterly profits by 21%

Rupert Neate

03, Aug, 2021 @7:03 PM

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The BBC faces major challenges from the government to its independence | Emily Bell
Conservative interventions in editorial appointments are testing the public service broadcaster’s autonomy to the limit, says journalism school director Emily Bell

Emily Bell

20, Jul, 2021 @1:30 PM

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