Caroline Thomson

Chief Operating Officer

Blog posts in total 12

Posts

  1. As part of work to deliver savings across the BBC, we have been considering our involvement in Big Screens. Today we have told staff that we propose to close the Big Screen department at the end of March 2013.

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  2. There have been some stories in the papers in the last few days that have suggested that the BBC is embarking on a new strategy in which we are asking programme makers to 'commercialise' some of our news and current affairs programming with a view to making money. It has been said that staff ...

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  3. Yesterday I was in Glasgow giving a progress report to BBC staff about Delivering Quality First (DQF) - our initiative to reshape the BBC for the future. The BBC's mission remains the same - to inform, educate and entertain through programmes and services of high quality, originality and value. W...

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  4. There have been various stories in the press this week speculating about proposals emerging from 'Delivering Quality First', which is our wide-ranging consultation with all BBC staff on how the BBC should deliver the highest quality programmes and services under our new licence fee settlement. ...

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  5. When we pay our licence fee, or see the direct debit on our bank statement the first thing we often think about is what we get in return. I hope you would agree with me that the breadth and depth of quality programmes and services the BBC provides are good value for money at less than 40p per day...

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  6. Today we have published the latest detailed quarterly expenses of our 110 most senior executives at the Corporation, covering the period July-September 2010. This is part of our continuing programme of transparency, and is the sixth time that we have published quarterly expenses. The headline is ...

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  7. Delivering simpler, more efficient and more cost-effective ways of working - is vital if the BBC is to meet the target we set ourselves in Putting Quality First of reducing overheads to less than 10p in every licence fee pound by 2015 In October, Mark Thompson announced the creation of a new,...

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  8. Today I'm in Bristol to mark the anniversary of the BBC's first city partnership - which we've called the Bristol - BBC Anchor partnership, paying tribute to the city's seafaring history. Our partners are Bristol City Council, the South West Regional Development Agency; South West Screen; the c...

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  9. One of the reasons the BBC exists is to unite audiences at moments of national celebration or reflection. Yesterday, we announced our coverage of two massive, yet very different, summer events - the 116th BBC Proms and our coverage of the 19th football World Cup. Both inspire incredible passion i...

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  10. Last year, Mark Thompson said he would make the BBC more transparent to those who pay for it. He made a commitment to find new ways to show the public how we spend their compulsory licence fee to inform, educate and entertain everyone in the United Kingdom with quality programmes and services. ...

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  11. I'm speaking later today at the Oxford Media Convention about how the BBC can best support our creative industries where I will be outlining the key findings of a new report into our economic value. The study, carried out by Deloitte and published in the coming weeks, will show that the BBC (i...

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  12. Earlier this year, Mark Thompson made a commitment to make the BBC a leader in transparency in the public sector. Today, in an important step towards this goal, the BBC has published a new set of pages that clearly set out senior managers' pay and expenses along with a full job description. In th...

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