Statements & Responses
On the selection of Sir David Clementi as the preferred candidate for the BBC Chair, Tony Hall, Director-General of the BBC, said:
Last month, BBC Radio 4 announced schedule changes that included the creation of two new arts programmes and the closure of Midweek.
Following Rona Fairhead's announcement, Tony Hall, BBC Director-General, said:
The BBC, working in collaboration with Freeview, DUK and the DTG, intends to accelerate the adoption of international standards around interactive TV in the UK market. The BBC has developed an innovative plan to move beyond legacy MHEG technology to industry-wide adoption of HbbTV 2.0.1 in time for equipment manufacturers to build HbbTV into 2018 product cycles.
The BBC today released the following statement regarding the story on Saturday Kitchen Live viewing figures in The Sun today.
Tony Hall, BBC Director-General, has written to the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, the First Minister of Wales, First Minister and deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland, and the Scottish Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Europe and External Affairs to set out a progress report on the BBC’s provision in the devolved Nations.
"We are very disappointed that our reporter Rupert Wingfield-Hayes and his team have been deported from North Korea after the government took offence at material he had filed."
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