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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...
Friday 5 November 2010, 15:48
The BBC Director-General, Mark Thompson sent the following email to all BBC staff today:
This email is going to everyone
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...
Friday 5 November 2010, 06:00
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...
Thursday 21 October 2010, 12:58
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...
Saturday 28 August 2010, 15:00Mark Thompson answered questions at the Edinburgh International Television Festival today as delegates reflected on his James MacTaggart Memorial Lecture last night.
Saturday 28 August 2010, 11:10
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...
Friday 27 August 2010, 22:49
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...
Friday 27 August 2010, 10:00
Monday 5 July 2010, 16:46
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.
Tuesday 5 January 2010, 12:29
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...
Tuesday 15 December 2009, 08:26
Friday 27 November 2009, 16:15
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...