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  1. Delivering Quality First

    Thursday 6 October 2011, 09:33

    Jon Jacob Jon Jacob Editor, About the BBC Blog

    BBC Television Centre

    At the start of the year, I kicked off the BBC's Delivering Quality First consultation process by laying out the challenge the BBC faces between now and January 2017: how to meet the savings target we were set in the licence fee settlement while still delivering the quality and creativity which our...

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  2. First Click Friends - getting everybody online

    Wednesday 11 May 2011, 16:49

    Mark Thompson Mark Thompson Director-General (2004-2012)

Earlier today I gave a speech at the National Digital Conference to an audience of around one thousand 'digital champions'. It's been an inspiring day to celebrate the launch of a network of 'digital champions' - anyone encouraging family and friends to use the...

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  • Today's industrial action - an email from Mark Thompson

    Friday 5 November 2010, 15:48

    Laura Murray Laura Murray

    The BBC Director-General, Mark Thompson sent the following email to all BBC staff today:

    This email is going to everyone

    Dear All,

    As I think everyone must know by now, this is the first day of a 48 hour strike called by the NUJ. This is what the picture looks like this afternoon:

    • around one in six...

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  • Mark Thompson on Industrial Action by NUJ

    Friday 5 November 2010, 06:00

    Mark Thompson Mark Thompson Director-General (2004-2012)

    The National Union of Journalists has called a 48 hour strike of BBC journalists for Friday and Saturday. Much of the output of the BBC is unaffected by this action. However, it is inevitable that some programmes and content will be disrupted. I would like to apologise wholeheartedly for this and assure...

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  • The Spending Review - a press round-up

    Thursday 21 October 2010, 12:58

    Laura Murray Laura Murray

    Yesterday the Chancellor George Osborne unveiled details of the Spending Review in the House of Commons. Sir Michael Lyons, Chairman of the BBC Trust responded to the announcement of a new licence fee settlement in a statement that was published on the Trust website. In an interview on Radio 4's The...

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  • Post MacTaggart Q&A with Mark Thompson

    Saturday 28 August 2010, 15:00

    Laura Murray Laura Murray

    BBC Director General Mark Thompson answered questions at the Edinburgh International Television Festival today as delegates reflected on his James MacTaggart Memorial Lecture last night.

    In an hour-long session, Thompson answered questions from Channel 4 Newscaster Krishnan Guru-Murthy and from the floor...

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  • The Media Guardian Edinburgh International Television Festival - a press round-up

    Saturday 28 August 2010, 11:10

    Laura Murray Laura Murray

    The 35th Media Guardian Edinburgh International Television Festival is underway: below is a round up of the highlights of the first two days:

    The first day's line-up included a lively 'Build Your Own BBC' session, chaired by Jeremy Vine, the panel featured Ash Atalla, MD Roughcut TV; Alex Connock...

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  • BBC Director General Mark Thompson delivers James MacTaggart Memorial Lecture

    Friday 27 August 2010, 22:49

    Laura Murray Laura Murray

    This evening the BBC Director General, Mark Thompson, delivered the annual James MacTaggart Memorial Lecture at the Media Guardian Edinburgh International Television Festival. You can read Mark's speech in full on the Press Office website.

    Tomorrow morning Mark will be answering questions in a...

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  • The Media Guardian Edinburgh International Television Festival

    Friday 27 August 2010, 10:00

    Laura Murray Laura Murray

    The Media Guardian Edinburgh International Television Festival begins today. It's a huge fixture in the TV Industry calender and key figures from the BBC will be speaking over the next few days.

    The Festival is developed by senior industry figures, providing an arena for the international TV and media...

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  • Putting Quality First Annual Report and Accounts 2009/2010

    Monday 5 July 2010, 16:46

    Laura Murray Laura Murray

    Today the BBC Trust published its Annual Report and Accounts for 2009/10.

    Following a short speech by the BBC Chairman Sir Michael Lyons, the BBC's Chief Financial Officer, Zarin Patel and BBC Director General, Mark Thompson took members of the press through the following presentation.

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  • Mark Thompson looks ahead

    Tuesday 5 January 2010, 12:29

    Bridget Middleton Bridget Middleton

    Mark Thompson talks about pay, content and funding in this article published today in Ariel, the BBC staff magazine.

    Mark Thompson looks ahead to a year when the size and shape of the post-switchover BBC will emerge; the Canvas internet TV partnership should forge ahead; some of question marks over BBC...

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  • Why the BBC should continue to play a central role in Worldwide

    Tuesday 15 December 2009, 08:26

    Mark Thompson Mark Thompson Director-General (2004-2012)

    In today's MediaGuardian I have written about the future of BBC Worldwide. You may wish to visit the website to read the full article.

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  • Beyond 2012 - The Future of the BBC

    Friday 27 November 2009, 16:15

    Mark Thompson Mark Thompson Director-General (2004-2012)

    Yesterday I gave a speech to the Voice of the Listener and Viewer (VLV), and I thought readers of this blog might like the chance to read it and also hear a bit more about what I was saying and why.

    A few months ago, after discussion with the BBC Trust, I announced a substantial re-examination of the...

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