BBC Axes ‘Top Gear’ After Accident Involving Host

BBC Bets On Katty Kay To Woo U.S. News Audiences

Katty Kay, the veteran BBC newscaster, is set to launch a new deep-dive interview program that will take her away — not permanently — from her usual role covering U.S. politics in favor of long-form conversations with interesting figures.


Talking TV: How News Content Authentication Is Battling AI

In this repeat of the Talking TV episode from Aug. 18, Pia Blumenthal, design manager for the AContent Authenticity Initiative at Adobe and co-chair of the UX Task Force at the Coalition for Content, Provenance and Authenticity, explains how the proliferation of generative AI is making that job a lot harder. A full transcript of the conversation is included.

UK’s BBC, ITV Among TV Firms Investigated Over Freelance Contracts

BBC ‘Newsnight’ Editor Quits Amid Plans To Slash Flagship Current Affairs Show’s Budget

British Broadcasters Join Together For Live TV Broadband Platform

The British broadcasters are collaborating on a landmark free TV service that will deliver live television over broadband. Freely is being organized by Everyone TV, the organization that runs Freeview in the U.K. and is jointly owned by the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Channel 5.

Talking TV: How The BBC Is Grappling With Generative AI

Laura Ellis, head of technology forecasting at the BBC, say the time is nigh for news organizations to confront the manifold opportunities — and dangers — that generative AI has ushered in. A full transcript of the conversation is included.

Memnon Selected Services Provider For Digitizing BBC’s Audio Archives

Memnon, the global content preservation and migration services provider, today announced a three-year contract with the BBC Archive Technology & Services group for the migration of 115,000 legacy Quarter Inch […]

Renowned British Talk Show Host Michael Parkinson Dies At Age 88

LONDON (AP) — Michael Parkinson, the renowned British broadcaster who interviewed some of the world’s most famous celebrities of the 20th century from Muhammad Ali to Miss Piggy, has died. […]

Talking TV: How News Content Authentication Is Battling AI

Pia Blumenthal, design manager for the AContent Authenticity Initiative at Adobe and co-chair of the UX Task Force at the Coalition for Content, Provenance and Authenticity, is on the front lines against news disinformation. She explains how the proliferation of generative AI is making that job a lot harder. A full transcript of the conversation is included.

BBC ‘Oppenheimer’ Series Returns To IPlayer 40 Years After Launch

George Alagiah, Award-Winning BBC Journalist & News Anchor, Dies At 67

Top BBC News Anchor Huw Edwards Named As Staffer Accused Of Paying Teen For Explicit Images

The BBC staffer accused of paying a teenager for sexually explicit photographs has been named as Huw Edwards, one of the network’s top anchors. Edwards is one of the most senior on-air figures at the corporation and was the anchor chosen to break news of Queen Elizabeth II’s death to the world last September. He is the fourth highest paid figure at the BBC.

Police Say No Crime Committed By BBC Presenter Who Allegedly Paid Teen For Sexually Explicit Photos

LONDON (AP) — There’s no evidence a BBC presenter who allegedly paid a teenager for sexually explicit photos committed a crime, London police said Wednesday as the broadcaster’s wife publicly […]

BBC Presenter Sent Abusive Messages To Second Young Person, Broadcaster Says

BBC Suspends Presenter Over Claims He Paid A Teenager For Explicit Photos

BBC News Effort Tries To Popularize New Reporting Methods, Boost Transparency

The BBC is more aggressively bringing “open source” reporting and efforts to expose disinformation to its day-to-day reporting, a move that signals a potential shift in journalism’s embrace of new technology. The just-announced creation of a new BBC Verify unit is also an attempt by the news organization to be more transparent in its reporting, said Deborah Turness, BBC News chief executive officer.

‘Red Dwarf’ Returning To BBC For First Time In 15 Years As Broadcaster Buys All Series For iPlayer

BBC Names Elan Closs Stephens Acting Chair

Elan Closs Stephens has been named the acting chair of the BBC, replacing Richard Sharp who recently unveiled his resignation, effective June 27, following a report that said he had breached appointment rules by not fully disclosing his role in a loan given to former U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson.


Broadcasters Go Private With 5G

Broadcasters are now making active use of 5G in everyday production operations, usually alongside LTE in contribution feeds sent with bonded cellular systems. But the most exciting production applications to date for 5G have actually used private 5G networks that broadcasters have set up themselves for big-event coverage.

Rolf Harris Dies: Disgraced British TV Star Was 93

BBC Finds Ousted Chair Richard Sharp Showed No Conflict Of Interest During Tenure

The BBC has unveiled its findings following a review into the conduct of recently-ousted chair Richard Sharp. The corporation said Sharp’s conduct did not give rise to any conflicts of interest. Sharp resigned two weeks ago after it was revealed he had helped former Prime Minister Boris Johnson secure a loan in 2020 just weeks before Johnson recommended him for the role of BBC chair. Sharp was then formally appointed in Jan. 2021.

Judith Miller, British ‘Antiques Roadshow’ Mainstay, Dies At 71

BBC Slammed By Rupert Murdoch’s TalkTV & GB News For Coronation Footage ‘Blackout’

On the eve of King Charles III’s Coronation, a row has erupted over access to UK television footage of the historic event. Rupert Murdoch’s TalkTV and rival GB News have united to condemn an “anti-competitive” decision by the BBC, Sky, and ITN to restrict access to Coronation coverage. In a statement on the “blackout,” the two news channels said they are being charged an “excessive commercial fee” to access pool footage of Saturday’s proceedings.

How The BBC Is Gearing Up For Its Biggest Week Of Live Programing In More Than A Decade

You wait 70 years for a Coronation and 25 to host the Eurovision Song Contest and then the two come along at once. Over the next eight days, the BBC will air two of its biggest live events of the past generation and the corporation has spent months gearing up for celebrations that are estimated to cost roughly £125M ($157.1M), the brunt of which is going towards King Charles III’s Coronation – kicking off tomorrow. There is also the small matter of the BAFTA TV Awards, taking place the day after Eurovision next weekend.

BBC Chair Richard Sharp Resigns

BBC Chair Richard Sharp has resigned after a report found he breached appointment rules by failing to declare his role in the Boris Johnson loan scandal. In a statement given prior to the release of the long-awaited report, Sharp said the conclusion by Adam Heppinstall KC had found that he had “breached the code for public appointments” and he is resigning “to prioritise the interests of the BBC.”

TVN Webinar: Making Gains In 5G & Television Production

Executives from Fox Sports, BBC and Sinclair Inc. will unpack the pace of the 5G rollout and its application in news and sports production in a TVNewsCheck Working Lunch webinar at 1 p.m. ET on May 18. Register here.

BBC & NBCUniversal Co-Order Adventure Reality Competition ‘Destination X’

The pair has teamed to take domestic format rights to Destination X for their respective countrieshaving previously co-commissioned The Traitors, the Dutch format in which constestants have to guess who among them is “faithful” and who is secretly working against the rest.

BBC Objects To ‘Government Funded’ Twitter Label.

BBC To Cut 1,000 Hours Annually As Savings Target Leaps To $500M

The BBC is set to slash its annual output by 1,000 hours worth of shows to cope with savings requirements that have shot up by some 40% to almost half a billion dollars.

‘Top Gear’ Halted After Andrew Flintoff Crash

BBC Adds To Growing U.S. Digital & TV News Teams

Today, the BBC announced several key appointments across its digital and TV news teams as part of its ongoing commitment to expanding its world-leading news offering in North America. Sumi […]

BBC Braces For ‘Hard Moment’ As 1,000 Staff Stage Biggest Strike In 13 Years

BBC employees will stage their biggest strike in 13 years today as they walk out in protest over job losses and changes to local content. Around 1,000 National Union of Journalists (NUJ) members are expected to down tools for 24 hours from 11 a.m. local time and the BBC has acknowledged that it will be a difficult day.

BBC World News Host Laura Trevelyan Quits Weeks After Apologizing For Her Family’s Slavery Links

Gary Lineker To Return To BBC Presenting Duties, Broadcaster To Conduct Social Media Review

BBC Staff Vote To Stage Biggest Strike In 13 Years; King Charles’ Coronation Could Be Targeted

BBC employees have voted to stage their biggest strike in 13 years in protest over the corporation’s changes to local content in England. Members of the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) have warned that they could target King Charles III’s Coronation in May.

John Motson, BBC’s Voice Of Soccer For Five Decades, Dies At 77

BBC Says Producing Ads For China Propaganda Organs Is ‘Vital’ For Funding Its Journalism

‘Call The Midwife’ Renewed For Seasons 14 & 15 By BBC

BBC Cuts 10 Top Presenter Jobs Ahead Of News Channel Merger