Monday, July 13, 2015

Government selects panel to review the future of the BBC

The government has set up an advisory panel to carry out a fundamental review of the BBC. Culture Secretary John Whittingdale has appointed eight people to work on the renewal of the BBC's royal charter - which sets out the corporation's remit.

Dawn Airey, former boss of Channel 5, and Dame Colette Bowe, former chairwoman of Ofcom, are among the advisers.

The current BBC charter is set to expire at the end of 2016.

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