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Tuesday 19 August 2014, 09:34
Sian Healey, Head of Communications and Policy for TV Licensing looks at why some sport fans are ‘programme packing’ and ‘screen stacking’ live TV on up to three devices at once.
Friday 25 July 2014, 08:50
Pipa Doubtfire, head of revenue management at the BBC, leads the TV Licensing Management Unit, here she shares some surprising facts about TV Licensing on the publication of its Annual Review.
Thursday 24 July 2014, 12:57
James Heath, Director, BBC Policy responds to an article on the Institute of Economic Affairs website about the future of the Licence Fee.
Tuesday 25 March 2014, 15:07
Today, MPs approved clauses in the Deregulation Bill that will set up a review into whether non-payment of the licence fee should carry civil rather than criminal penalties. Andrew Scadding considers the implications.
Tuesday 18 March 2014, 06:30
As the BBC cannot turn off services for those who do not pay the licence fee, it needs an effective payment enforcement system. Andrew Scadding explains how the BBC is more vulnerable to payment-evasion than other broadcasters who can disconnect non-payers.
Wednesday 12 March 2014, 11:15
A round up of Director of Strategy James Purnell's answers to journalists about the possible effects of decriminalising licence fee evasion.
Thursday 19 December 2013, 16:56
In light of the publication today of the TV Licensing Annual Review, Head of Revenue Management, Pipa Doubtfire reflects on the year's challenges and acheivements.
Tuesday 18 June 2013, 13:55
Sian Healey reveals the new TV Licence campaign, including some of the more bizarre excuses for not paying for a TV Licence.
Tuesday 15 January 2013, 13:18
John Tate blogs about how the BBC stimulates growth through its own spending and how it can foster growth in other creative industries.
Thursday 23 August 2012, 13:46
Editor's Note - Sian Healey is Head of Communications and Policy for TV Licensing. In this post she writes about the BBC's use of RIPA - the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act.
I wanted to correct some news reports this week that wrongly stated that the BBC is one of several public bodies refusing...
Wednesday 11 July 2012, 15:50
You may have seen reports recently about how the BBC pays some presenters and other specialist staff, suggesting that there is something underhand about our procedures. Nothing could be further from the truth and I want to explain clearly and simply why this is the case.
At the BBC, there are a number...
Friday 29 June 2012, 10:45
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 are being...
Tuesday 12 April 2011, 14:37
I gave a speech to the Voice of the Listener & Viewer conference today at The Geological Society in London. The conference was called 'Risking Quality in Times of Change - what future for Public Service Broadcasting?' Among other matters, I talked about the licence fee settlement and the difficult decisions...
Wednesday 16 March 2011, 16:25
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.
Monday 14 March 2011, 09:00
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....
Thursday 13 January 2011, 13:05
This morning Mark Thompson launched a consultation with staff on how the BBC can deliver the highest quality programmes and content to audiences to the end of the Charter in 2017.
"The BBC is being realistic taking prompt action to make sure it meets future funding limits, while continuing...
Tuesday 21 December 2010, 11:38
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, expanded...
Wednesday 20 October 2010, 15:09
"This is a tough settlement, but it's also a settlement that delivers certainty and stability for the BBC and licence fee payers through to 2016/17. It reflects the centrality of the licence fee in securing and safeguarding public service broadcasting. We recognise the importance of securing such a settlement...
Monday 4 January 2010, 12:06
How is your licence fee being spent? Is it on great programmes and content or, as some parts of the media would have you believe, largely on 'excessive' talent pay, managerial salaries and expenses?
My job as Chief Financial Officer at the BBC is to deliver value for money by making sure that every pound...
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BBC Licence Fee is a bargain - something for everyone and just 40p a day (Mirror)
"The BBC’s job is to deliver to you. Not to politicians or the powerful. Some 96% of the population watch, listen or use the BBC every week"
Veteran BBC broadcaster Gerry Anderson dies (RTE News)
"he'll be sadly missed by all of us, but also by all his loyal listeners, for whom he often brought light on dark days over the decades"
Doctor Who gets new online BBC iPlayer series Doctor Who Extra (Independent)
"essential viewing for everyone who’s ever watched Doctor Who and wondered what it’s a like to be a part of the team that brings this global phenomena to our screens"
James Alexander Gordon, voice of BBC radio's football results, dies at 78 (Guardian)
"Scottish broadcaster ended four-decade stint of announcing classified results in 2013 after being diagnosed with cancer"
New BBC drama Life in Squares to track lives of Bloomsbury Set (Independent)
"Filming is underway for a new drama delving into the intimate lives of the Bloomsbury Set, including tragic literary great Virginia Woolf."
Happy Valley will be back for a second series (Halifax Courier)
BBC 'Our World War' episode explores future of digital storytelling (Telegraph)
"This opens up a creative pallet that just wasn't available before"
Brits obsessed with the weather? You bet! BBC Weather app is its fastest-growing ever (Tech Radar)
"Most popular checking time? 7am."
Walter, BBC One, Review: 'suspense and laughter' (Telegraph)
"The BBC's new police comedy drama manages to be both profoundly silly and gripping, writes Jake Wallis Simons"
Alex Jones: Why I leapt at the chance to host Tumble (Wales Online)
"Opportunities like a Saturday-night show just don’t come along very often and I was blown away when they asked me to host it"
Did Great British Bake Off survive move to BBC One? (Digital Spy)
"Sensibly the producers have remained firm with their recipe for success"
BBC investigates Top Gear after Jeremy Clarkson gaffes (Guardian)
"Cohen is desperate to stem the tide of controversy which has engulfed the show in recent times"
Phil Neville to help fill the void left by Alan Hansen as Match of the Day analyst for Premier League season (Telegraph)
"Broadcaster has demonstrated its faith in Neville following his nightmare World Cup commentary debut by also confirming him as a co-commentator on Radio Five Live"
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