All articles by David Rose

  • Ben Bradshaw
    News

    Bradshaw sidesteps BBC expenses row

    2009-07-20T17:37:00Z

    Media secretary Ben Bradshaw had refused to intervene in the political row over BBC salaries and expenses despite MPs voicing concerns in the Commons.

  • News

    Lyons on defence after 'BBC doormat' sideswipe

    2009-07-16T13:02:00Z

    A Conservative MP has accused BBC Trust chairman Michael Lyons of being the corporation’s “doormat” during parliamentary questions.

  • Gordon Brown
    News

    Top-slicing legislation plan revealed

    2009-06-30T09:40:00Z

    Gordon Brown has revealed government plans to formally introduce legislation that will divert TV licence fee revenue into propping up regional news coverage on ITV1.

  • Gordon Brown
    News

    PM plans BBC top slicing bill

    2009-06-17T00:01:00Z

    DIGITAL BRITAIN: Gordon Brown is to rush a bill through parliament allowing top slicing of the BBC licence fee to become law before the general election, widely expected next May.

  • News

    MPs reject licence fee freeze

    2009-05-21T19:14:00Z

    More than 150 MPs voted to freeze the BBC licence fee at last year’s level yesterday - but the Tory motion was comfortably defeated in the House of Commons.

  • News

    Tory plot to block licence fee rise

    2009-05-06T17:32:00Z

    The Conservatives are threatening the stability of the BBC’s finances by forcing an unprecedented House of Commons vote on whether to freeze the BBC licence fee at last year’s level.

  • News

    NUJ: overhaul policing of media at protests

    2009-05-05T12:40:18Z

    Police officers should be made accountable for breaching guidelines drawn up with the BBC and other organisations for policing demonstrations like the G20, the NUJ has told Parliament.

  • News

    MPs criticise BBC over horse racing cutbacks

    2009-05-05T12:10:29Z

    The BBC is facing mounting criticism from MPs over a decision to reduce its horse racing coverage.

  • News

    BBC may share resources with local news services

    2009-04-27T14:33:11Z

    The BBC is expected to unveil proposals for a deal with local news services that would see it share resources with newspapers, TV and radio stations for the first time.

  • News

    Peers call for contestable PSB funding

    2009-04-08T09:16:40Z

    The BBC could face a loss of licence fee revenue to other broadcasters if the government heeds a plea from the House of Lords communications committee to use it to solve the PSB funding crisis.

  • News

    Rein in BBCW, say MPs

    2009-04-07T09:15:17Z

    The Commons media select committee has called for BBC Worldwide's commercial activities to be reined in and its first look option on BBC shows to be ditched.

  • News

    Select committee slams BBCW/C4 plan

    2009-04-07T00:00:01Z

    The Commons media select committee has delivered an embarrassing snub to media secretary Andy Burnham, rejecting his favoured PSB funding solution of a tie-up between Channel 4 and BBC Worldwide and calling for the licence fee to be top-sliced.

  • News

    Tessa Ross: Film 4 under threat

    2009-03-18T11:56:51Z

    Parliament was alerted today that Slumdog Millionaire backer Film 4 is under threat because of the financial problems confronting Channel 4.

  • News

    Cameron calls for licence fee freeze

    2009-03-16T12:56:34Z

    Tory leader David Cameron has heaped pressure on chancellor Alistair Darling to freeze the cost of the BBC licence fee for a year.

  • News

    Burnham urges channels to up audio description

    2009-03-03T08:47:14Z

    Media secretary Andy Burnham has appealed to broadcasters to follow Sky's lead in increasing the amount of audio description services they offer for their programmes.

  • News

    Carter invites views on the future of Scottish TV

    2009-02-26T09:53:02Z

    Scottish broadcasters have been invited to air their views on the future of broadcasting at a summit next month.

  • News

    Lord Carter: C4-Five merger still viable

    2009-02-11T13:20:14Z

    The government is to issue an open invitation to broadcasters and other interested parties to come forward with proposals for solving Channel 4's funding crisis.

  • News

    Grade: This is the worst recession I've seen

    2009-01-29T15:03:29Z

    ITV executive chairman Michael Grade has described the current advertising downturn as the worst he has ever experienced.

  • News

    Five facing 10% ad slump

    2009-01-29T14:15:34Z

    Five is facing a 10% drop in advertising revenue this year, chief executive Dawn Airey has told the House of Lords.

  • News

    MPs: Where are the PSB decisions?

    2009-01-29T13:57:21Z

    Digital Britain: Media secretary Andy Burnham has come under fire in House of Commons for delaying decisions on the future of public service broadcasting while the recession forces broadcasters to consider further cut-backs in programming and staff.