In an interview to BBC investigative show Panorama, Martina Navratilova earned “about 15,000 pounds” for her analysis by BBC during Wimbledon, far lesser than what the network paid John McEnroe.
BBC director Tony Hall said, “I am not certain that print will disappear. People were saying that the radio will die, cinema will die… I take Mark Thompson’s (the NYT CEO’s) point that we got to adapt our business models, but I’m not pessimistic about this. Because I think quality wins.”
The BBC unveiled the pay cap just one day before lawmakers are scheduled to question the head of the corporation about the broadcaster’s pay culture.
The BBC said in a statement that the public service broadcaster was “very grateful” to Huw Edwards, Nicky Campbell, John Humphrys, Jon Sopel, Nick Robinson, and Jeremy Vine for agreeing to reduce their salaries.
In a letter published on her personal blog on Sunday, Gracie said there was a “crisis of trust” at the broadcaster, where she has worked for 30 years, and that it was “breaking equality law and resisting pressure for a fair and transparent pay structure”
Watch Gunpowder trailer: Kit Harington stars as Robert Catesby in the BBC miniseries, Gunpowder. Kit is incidentally a direct descendant of Robert who once planned to assassinate the King of England.
Ed Westwick was accused of rape by Kristina Cohen, who alleged she was sexually assaulted at his home three years ago. Following that, a second woman, Aurelie Wynn, also made similar allegations against Ed Westwick. Ed has since denied all the allegations against him.
Tom Donkin of BBC World News was caught in an awkward moment when he wasn’t at his designated spot as the show went on air. A clip of him dashing across the newsroom, unaware that he had been caught on camera, has now gone viral.
Jonathan Head, the BBC’s Southeast Asia correspondent, faces up to five years in jail at the private prosecution on the popular tourist island of Phuket.
The BBC is the biggest player in television, radio and online news in Britain, with its extensive services funded by a guaranteed income of 3.7 billion pounds ($4.8 billion) from a licence fee levied from all TV-watching households.
Britain’s Intelligence Agency MI5 will hold an inquiry into how it dealt with public warnings that the Manchester suicide bomber Salman Abedi posed a potential threat.
The white paper was released as the BBC’s charter comes up for renewal in December 2016, a process which has proved controversial with some fearful that the government would attempt to influence the running of the BBC.
Rupert Wingfield-Hayes was detained at Pyongyang airport and interrogated for an inappropriate description of leader Kim Jong Un
An investigation report into the Jimmy Savile sex abuse scandal cleared the BBC of wrongdoing, even after it missed chances to stop sexual predator Savile, also a BBC television presenter who died in October 2011.
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