Future of the BBC

Mark Thompson spoke at the annual MediaGuardian International TV Festival. He talked about the future of the British Broadcasting Corporation… read more

Mark Thompson spoke at the annual MediaGuardian International TV Festival. He talked about the future of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) and defended the license fee which funds its operations. He also spoke about a lack of original programming on the major television networks, and countered the criticism from last year’s MediaGuardian speaker, James Murdoch, son of Rupert Murdoch and head of News Corporations' Asia and Europe divisions. In 2009, James Murdoch harshly criticized government policy and the BBC, citing too much regulation and interference in broadcasting, which he said stifled competition and independence in the news media. The BBC is the largest broadcasting organization in the world and is funded by a license fee paid by British households. close

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Program ID:
295221-1
Category:
Interview
Format:
Speech
Location:
Edinburgh, Scotland
First Aired:
Aug 30, 2010 | 6:13pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Aug 31, 2010 | 11:40am EDT | C-SPAN 1

Airing Details

  • Aug 30, 2010 | 6:13pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 30, 2010 | 7:58pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 31, 2010 | 2:20am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 31, 2010 | 4:42am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 31, 2010 | 11:40am EDT | C-SPAN 1