Mark Thompson

  1. Update: BBC Confirms 6 Music Closure Plan

    March 02, 2010 12:00 AM EST The BBC has confirmed that it plans to close modern rock digital radio station 6 Music, following a strategic review of the BBC's digital services. The review, titled "Putting Quality First," was officially unveiled by director-gene ...

  2. BBC 'To Axe 6 Music'

    February 26, 2010 12:00 AM EST The BBC is reportedly planning to axe modern rock digital radio station 6 Music as part of the corporation's strategic review of digital services. The Times reports on its front page that BBC director-general Mark Thompson will close BBC 6 Mu ...

  3. BBC May Sell Off Part Of BBC Worldwide

    September 15, 2009 12:00 AM EDT BBC director general Mark Thompson said that selling off part of the corporation's commercial arm BBC Worldwide is being considered as an option. Thompson told the Guardian that a part-privatization of BBC Worldwide is being mulled as a part ...

  4. BBC Presenter Ross Suspended, Radio 2 Boss Quits

    October 31, 2008 12:00 AM EDT BBC radio and TV presenter Jonathan Ross, recently included in Billboard's "Maximum Exposure" issue focusing on the top platforms for music, has been suspended for 12 weeks by the corporation over "utterly unacceptable" co ...

  5. Labor Pains: BBC Walkout Set

    May 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT British Broadcasting Corp. staffers will stage four days of strike action beginning May 23 in protest of more than 4,000 planned job cuts, unions said May 12. LONDON (The Hollywood Reporter) -- British Broadcasting Corp. staffers will stage four d ...

  6. Jowell: BBC Independence Guaranteed In Reform Plan

    March 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST British culture secretary Tessa Jowell said March 2 that the BBC's license-fee funding mechanism would be retained through 2017, but the pubcaster's board of governors would cease to exist in its curr LONDON (The Hollywood Reporter) -- B ...