BBC director-general Lord Hall has not ruled out a further delay to the end of the free TV licence for over-75s.
BBC boss Lord Hall has admitted it is “conceivable” that 90-year-olds could end-up in court for non-payment of the licence fee but we “absolutely don’t want” that.
BBC boss Lord Hall said the broadcaster’s priority is to keep “our services going” if it is hit by coronavirus.
BBC chief Lord Hall will be quizzed by MPs hours after the deadline to apply for the role of his successor closed.
BBC boss Lord Hall has said he believes the licence fee is here to stay – even if the broadcaster is no longer the nation’s “Auntie”.
Outgoing BBC Director-General Lord Tony Hall has criticised the corporation for contributing to a toxic discourse with political journalism aimed at trying to “catch out” politicians.
Lord Hall joked that it had been a “really quiet day” as he unveiled the new series of Top Gear, hours after announcing he is standing down as the BBC’s director-general.
Outgoing BBC Director-General Lord Tony Hall will move into a top role at the National Gallery after leaving the broadcaster.
BBC chairman Sir David Clementi has described the role of Director-General at the corporation as “a demanding job”.
Former Labour politician James Purnell has been named as the front-runner to succeed Lord Tony Hall as Director-General of the BBC.
Lord Tony Hall will step down as Director-General of the BBC this summer, it has been announced.
Ofcom will address the BBC’s “lack of transparency as a matter of urgency” for failing to publish its reasoning for its initial decision over Naga Munchetty, and the Director-General’s move to reverse it.
The controversy over BBC Breakfast host Naga Munchetty means the corporation’s impartiality has been presented as “a fault”, according to a former director-general.
BBC director-general Tony Hall has reviewed and reversed the Naga Munchetty ruling.
Minority staff and presenters at the BBC have been told by the corporation not to join in any form of protest supporting presenter Naga Munchetty, it is reported.
The BBC is facing a growing backlash over a decision to rebuke Naga Munchetty, with Sir Lenny Henry, Gina Yashere and Adrian Lester among the latest to criticise the corporation.
BBC bosses have said they are not impartial on racism after the decision to rebuke Naga Munchetty for criticising Donald Trump provoked a fierce backlash.
Over-75s face home visits by BBC “outreach” teams to ensure they pay their TV licensing fees from next year, the corporation’s director of policy has told a Commons select committee.
The director general of the BBC has said he initially described the Government’s decision to hand the corporation responsibility for free TV licences for over-75s as “nuclear”.
The director general of the BBC has said he “refutes and resents” the idea the corporation is not honouring its agreement with the Government over free TV licences for the over-75s.
Downing Street has said the BBC needs to explain why staffing costs are increasing despite the corporation saying it cannot afford to fund TV licences for the over-75s.
The BBC has been criticised for handing some of its stars pay rises while announcing the end of the universal free TV licence for over-75s.
Female broadcasters said they do not believe “that pay inequality is in the past” as the broadcaster unveiled a list of 20 top-earning stars featuring five women.
The BBC has revealed its best-paid stars – with Zoe Ball, Vanessa Feltz and Claudia Winkleman in a list still topped by Gary Lineker.
The BBC has taken big steps to becoming a “fairer organisation” since the salaries of its highest-earning stars were first revealed two years ago, its director-general has said.
The BBC wants a Netflix-style algorithm for public service broadcasting.
BBC bosses have said shouldering the cost of over 75s licence fees stemmed from Conservative austerity.
The director-general of the BBC earns less than other UK media bosses, according to a report.
The BBC has boosted female representation to balance previously male-dominated shows, according to an internal report.
British TV content is at risk of being squeezed out in the global entertainment marketplace, the director-general of the BBC has warned.