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  1. BBC's 'Strictly Come Dancing' Season Debut Beats ITV's 'X Factor' in Average Ratings

    3:53 am 9/8/2013

    The Simon Cowell-created ITV show drew slightly higher peak viewership than the celebrity dancing series, though, in the closely watched U.K. Saturday night ratings showdown.Read more

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  2. Ex-BBC Boss: Chairman Misled U.K. Parliament Over Excessive Severance Payments

    3:04 am 9/6/2013

    Mark Thompson, now CEO of the New York Times Co., says BBC Trust chairman Chris Patten told "specific untruths and inaccuracies."Read more

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  3. BBC Worldwide Eyes Record Spending on U.K. Content

    2:33 am 9/5/2013

    The commercial arm of the British public broadcaster wants to spend the bulk of a targeted $312 million-plus in the current fiscal year with independent producers.Read more

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  4. BBC Introduces Stricter Reviews of Severance Payments

    6:10 am 9/4/2013

    "I want to make sure that the BBC does everything it can to give the public confidence we are managing their money in the right way," says director general Tony Hall.Read more

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  5. Digital Consumer, Larry Page Top Guardian List of Most Powerful U.K. Media Figures

    6:52 am 9/2/2013

    New BBC boss Tony Hall debuts in the third spot, Rupert Murdoch climbs and Netflix boss Reed Hastings gain, but Simon Cowell drops a few spots.Read more

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  6. BBC Executives' First-Quarter Spending Drops Compared With Fourth Quarter

    5:12 am 8/28/2013

    Compared with the year-ago period, expenses at the U.K. public broadcaster rose only minimally. Read more

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  7. French Public Broadcaster to Cut 600 Jobs

    12:13 am 8/28/2013

    France Televisions will further reduce its workforce after massive budget shortfalls.Read more

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  8. BBC Boss Vows to Take Page From Silicon Valley Playbook

    2:50 am 8/27/2013

    Promising a "bonfire of the boards, Tony Hall says in a newspaper editorial that "we need to tackle the BBC meeting culture" to ensure more creativity and entrepreneurial work.Read more

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  9. Simon Cowell's 'X Factor' to Renew U.K. Showdown With BBC's 'Strictly Come Dancing'

    8:01 am 8/26/2013

    The star will not be part of the judging panel for season 10, but ITV hopes tweaks to the music competition show format will help ratings after two years of declines.Read more

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  10. Eminem Blocks BBC From Filming U.K. Festival Set

    5:25 am 8/26/2013

    The music star onstage in Reading also mentioned his past battle with addiction and had some fans wondering if he was lip-synching.Read more

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