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Whitto snapped with Ozzy

Culture Secretary John Whittingdalehas enjoyed a Kodak moment with Ozzy Osbourne. Erm... what more is there to say? See the tweet in which Mr Whittingdale proudly announced the meeting below: Culture secretary meets cultural icon ...
 PoliticsHome6 days ago BBC director 'daft' for welcoming Whittingdale remarks: Chris Bryant  Irish Independent1 month ago Sue Perkins threatens to 'kiss' Culture Secretary into submission over BBC cuts  Irish Independent1 month ago Tony Hall a 'coward' for not challenging John Whittingdale, says Chris Bryant  ACQ Magazine1 month ago
Huffington Post UK

Armando Iannucci Attacks 'Madness' Of Culture Secretary John Whittingdale's BBC Reform

The award-winning comedy writer who penned 'The Thick of It' and 'Veep' has launched an impassioned plea for the public to rally against political attacks on the BBC and prevent it being dismantled. Armando Iannucci warned that tampering with the ...
 Huffington Post UK1 month ago Armando Iannucci Has Some Strong Words For Ministers 'Dismantling' The BBC  Huffington Post UK1 month ago
Capital Bay

Culture Secretary says BBC iPlayer should be available abroad

John Whittingdale urged BBC to make iPlayer available to people abroad Claimed it's 'only' right' licence fee payers can access it when travelling Also accused BBC of stealing viewers from ITV by scheduling news at the same time The evening news ...
 Capital Bay2 weeks ago John Whittingdale accused of misleading parliament over BBC story in Sunday Times  ACQ Magazine3 weeks ago I've never suggested dismantling the BBC, says John Whittingdale  Irish Independent1 month ago 'BBC must stop trying to be ITV', says Tory culture boss John Whittingdale  Irish Mirror1 month ago

U.K. Government: No Murdoch Role in BBC Budget Cuts

EDINBURGH — The U.K. government's media minister, John Whittingdale , has denied that Rupert Murdoch played any role whatsoever in the recent decision to force the BBC to pay for the cost of license fees for those over the age of 75 years. ...
 Variety1 month ago Armando Iannucci warns MPs against 'hiving off' BBC  The Week UK1 month ago Armando Iannucci: Tampering with the BBC is 'madness'  Irish Independent1 month ago Veep's Armando Iannucci Takes On UK Government (And The Murdochs?) In MacTaggart Lecture Edinburgh  Mail.com1 month ago
Huffington Post UK

Culture Secretary John Whittingdale MP Regrets 'Atmosphere Of Attack On BBC' With Green Paper And Licence Fee Over-75s Deal

There was good news and bad news for advocates of the BBC when John Whittingdale MP sat down for an interview at the Edinburgh Television Festival today. The Culture Secretary, overseeing the process towards Charter Renewal next year, said that he ...
 Huffington Post UK1 month ago Culture Secretary Regrets 'Atmosphere Of Attack On The BBC'  Huffington Post UK1 month ago

Government document reveals Channel 4 might be privatised

The UK government is considering whether to privatise Channel 4 , just one month after the culture secretary John Whittingdale promised it wasn't . Photographer Steve Back snapped a document being taken into Downing Street, which is clearly legible ...
 Engadget1 week ago Labour cries deception over Channel 4 privatisation proposals  PoliticsHome1 week ago U.K. Government Considers Sale of Broadcaster Channel 4  Variety1 week ago Government may privatise Channel 4, document reveals  MSN UK1 week ago

Whittingdale says BBC needs review because of: 'Savile, McAlpine, Ross-Brand, severance payments and excessive salaries'

Culture Secretary John Whittingdale has said there is "no prospect" of the BBC being abolished but insisted it must modernise - including reviewing the future of the flagship 10 o'clock news bulletin. Whittingdale was speaking at the opening of the ...
 NigerianHerald.com2 weeks ago 'No prospect' of BBC abolition but it must modernise, says John Whittingdale  AOL UK2 weeks ago Clouds may have lifted but BBC must be ready for the next storm  ACQ Magazine1 month ago
Capital Bay

TV licence fee levy could be paid along with council tax

TV licence fee could be linked to value of person's house under new plans Culture Secretary John Whittingdale said levy may be paid with council tax At the moment everyone pays the same for TV licence - £145.50 a year But new proposal would see ...
 Capital Bay3 weeks ago Michael Gove and John Whittingdale clash over licence fee prosecutions  NigerianHerald.com1 month ago Michael Gove calls for BBC's licence fee to be decriminalised  PoliticsHome1 month ago How English are jailed over TV licence fee but Scots aren't  Capital Bay1 month ago
ACQ Magazine

'Proper debate' needed over ownership of Channel 4, says former chairman

Is it right that in 2015 the taxpayer still owns Channel 4? asks Luke Johnson, for Q&A event with culture minister John Whittingdale in Edinburgh on Wednesday A former chairman of Channel 4 has called for a proper debate about the future of the ...
 ACQ Magazine1 month ago
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