Netflix has criticised the BBC for refusing to allow the streaming giant to license popular children's shows for up to five years after they air. CEO Ted Sarandos said the company has been forced to find US-made alternatives rather than supply the nation's youth with homegrown programming. The streaming chief said Auntie's stubbornness is restricting the popularity of its...
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BBC Trust chairman Lord Patten was warned a year ago that the Digital Media Initiative technology project, recently scrapped after costing nearly £100m of licence fee money, was doomed to failure. Bill Garrett, who worked as head of technology in the BBC's production arm, told the BBC Trust in May 2012 that he had "serious concerns" about how much money was being spent on...
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Ted Sarandos, Netflix's content chief, has accused the BBC of stifling the potential of homegrown children's shows by holding them back from the US video-on-demand company's UK streaming service for up to five years. Sarandos said the restrictive policy of BBC Worldwide, the corporation's commercial arm, towards licensing kids' shows to VOD services such as Netflix in the UK...
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THE BBC has been told by the Government it must make it harder for children to watch disturbing “murder porn” on their computers.
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The brand spanking new BBC HQ in the West End, New Broadcasting House, was £55m over budget and is just one example of the Corporation's failure to get value for money.
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A former BBC technical expert warned the chairman of the BBC Trust a year ago that there were problems with its...
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Workers have complained after the BBC Club took over running the canteen from another provider at the Media Centre in White City in London, last week.
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The BBC revealed today it has wasted nearly £100m on a bungled digital project. Its executives firehose money down the drain but no-one takes responsibility, writes Steve Barclay MP.
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* BBC reporter posed as a PhD student to make film * London university says it put students at risk (Adds comment from journalist, BBC head of news) By Michael Holden LONDON, April 14 (Reuters) - A leading British university criticised the BBC on Sunday for arranging an academic trip to North Korea to make an undercover documentary, saying it had put students who were...
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Former chief executive of BBC Studios and Post Production Mark Thomas allegedly said women with children 'should not hold senior management positions', Watford Employment Tribunal was told.
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