Kabelio, a new TV package for Swiss DTH satellite households, will launch on Eutelsat Hotbird (13° East) on October 15, 2020, featuring both domestic and international channels such as ARD, ZDF, ORF, TF1, BBC and ITV.
Boris Johnson’s pick to be the next chair of the BBC has let it be known he will not be taking up the role.
Prime minister Boris Johnson is looking to appoint two outspoken critics of the BBC into the UK broadcasting’s highest regulatory roles.
Newly installed BBC director-general Tim Davie has made clear his opposition to the BBC becoming a subscription service.
The outgoing director-general of the BBC has described the international reach of the BBC as being “absolutely crucial to any vision of ‘Global Britain’.”
The BBC’s global reach increased by 11% year on year in 2020 to 468.2 million people a week.
Households in the UK where someone aged over the age of 75 receives the Pension Credit will continue to receive a free TV licence.
The BBC has set out details for a revision of its digital services and solutions.
The current head of BBC Studios is to become the new director-general of the BBC. Tim Davie takes up the role on September 1, replacing Tony Hall.
Beeb, the new voice assistant being developed by the BBC is to be made available to UK-based members of Microsoft’s Windows Insider Programme.