Chairmanship of OfCom and the BBC Board
Dimbleby considers bid to become BBC Chairman.....If only Attenborough was 30 years younger. According to Wikipedia Dimbleby was in the running to be DG in 1987 and Chairman in 2001. Of course Attenborough was bbc management and gave it up to...
ITV postal votes under investigation by Ofcom
New article from The TimesThe rules require it to be at the minimum cost possible so allows a stamp or possibly a local phone call.
Ofcom's Annual BBC Report
BBC risking ‘lost generation’ as younger audience tunes outAnne Widdecombe?
OFCOM shows some mettleOur House went under the name "Riff and Raff" for some of its existence. It was also a Gaelic show dubbed into English, called "Ru Agus Ra". STV showed the original Gaelic version as part of...
Ofcom opens seven investigations into Russia Today
Everyone's favourite state-sponspored propaganda machine is under scrutinyI wonder if the BBC have made plans in the event a RT ban leads to the expulsion of the BBC from russia - including any effects it may have on the world cup if this happens before then
Ofcom tells BBC to show more UK-made programmes
Also: comedy identified as 'an area of particular weakness' for the BBCI’m not sure anyone was comparing PBS to the BBC, and that’s the point.
Increase in U.K. children's productions?
Ofcom are to enforce public service broadcastersThink we said before that House of Anubis was filmed in the UK but for the American Nickelodeon, not the UK one. Nick UK doesn't make much, Summer in Transylvania appears to have been its last...
Discovery Communications Europe fined £100,000
Ofcom ruling over broadcast of "Deadly Women" pre-watershed on Investigation DiscoveryAnother such word is "Oriental," which is generally considered to be unacceptable and even offensive in the U.S. (except to describe objects), but is commonly heard in the UK.
Ofcom's report into Ch3 and Ch5 Licence renewal
Possibility raised of a new franchise round Pt2Your dates are a bit out, the Broadcasting Act was in 1990 and Sky/BSB started in 1989/90 so only just before. Although both were in development for a few years before and competition was inevitable for somewhere.
One of those ITC Things after 'Tonight' Did your region show one of them ITC Complaint things after 'Tonight With Trevor McDonald' tonight? Was it voiced locally in your region? On Yorkshire, it was the trailer man who did the very very long announcement, He didn't seem to be suited to this type of straight reading.