Television

By PA Mediapoint 28 August 9:44
Scotland must get a dedicated BBC television channel to counter the often "ill-informed" coverage of London-based journalists who have "totally failed" to cover constitutional change, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has demanded. As a minimum, Sturgeon called for BBC editors based within Scotland to have greater ability to influence UK reporting, a specific Scottish site for iPlayer programmes, Scottish Parliament oversight for the BBC in Scotland, greater use of Scottish opt-outs, and more powers for the BBC commissioners based in Scotland, during her Alternative MacTaggart lecture at the Edinburgh International Television Festival.
By Dominic Ponsford 25 August 9:56
Today programme presenter Nick Robinson has said that former SNP leader Alex Salmond is just the latest in a long line of politicians who have sought to the control the BBC.
By Dominic Ponsford 24 August 10:37
Copies of the long-awaited Smith report into abuse by Jimmy Savile on BBC premises are said to have been circulated among executives at the coporation.
By Press Gazette 24 August 9:59
Alex Salmond has described the BBC's coverage of the Scottish independence referendum as a "disgrace" as he hit back at outgoing political editor Nick Robinson's attack on "Putin-like" protests against the corporation.
By Conori Bell-Bhuiyan 20 August 9:45
BBC presenter and journalist Victoria Derbyshire has been diagnosed with breast cancer, the BBC reports.
By Dominic Ponsford 19 August 12:34

Sky News is to host a final leadership debate between the four Labour leadership contenders on 3 September.

Coverage will be fronted by Kay Burley, with Adam Boulton chairing the discusison.

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By Dominic Ponsford 18 August 13:52
Buzzfeed has received a $200m investment from broadcasting company NBCUniversal in exchange for a minority stake in the business.
By Dominic Ponsford 18 August 10:39
The BBC has broadcast nearly 200 documentaries provided at no cost with many secretly funded by special interests, Ofcom has found. The Ofcom report follows a wide-reaching inquiry which was begun in 2011 after an investigation by The Independent.
By Conori Bell-Bhuiyan 18 August 10:25
The Greek coastguard has suggested that ITV News presenter Tom Bradby’s memory was “blurred” when he accused officials of standing by while he dived into a harbour to try and save a drowning man.
By William Turvill 11 August 13:33
The newspaper website offers near-live clips of goals and highlights from Champions League, Europa League, Premier League, FA Cup and Scottish Premiership matches.
By William Turvill and Press Association 07 August 9:28
BBC executive Alan Yentob has admitted to calling Newsnight shortly before it broadcast an investigation into the charity of which he is chairman.
By William Turvill 06 August 13:37
Corp, who has been in her current position since January 2014, replaces Alex Chandler, who has been made a senior programme editor for the News at Ten.
By William Turvill 06 August 12:29
Alex Thomson is planning a report on the subject after several journalists have recently spoken out about being "banned" by clubs.
By William Turvill 06 August 9:35
A BBC journalist suspects that Police Scotland snooped on him without judicial approval to try and find his sources while he was investigating the force.
By Press Association 05 August 9:36
The move loosens restrictions on a news organisation often vilified in local media amid signs of warming diplomatic ties to Britain.
By William Turvill 04 August 12:36
Yentob, who is also editor and presenter of BBC programme Imagine, is reported to have phoned Newsnight staff hours before its broadcast on the Kids Company.
By Tony Harcup 03 August 11:12
That was the stark warning delivered by Bill Cotton, then in charge of BBC television, after thousands of journalists, technicians and other staff walked out in protest at the banning of a TV documentary about Northern Ireland.
By Dominic Ponsford 22 July 19:13
Laura Kuenssberg has been appointed BBC political editor.
By PA Mediapoint 16 July 14:06
Culture Secretary John Whittingdale said that the upcoming review of the BBC's Royal Charter will look at whether the broadcaster should continue to be "all things to all people" or should have a more "precisely targeted" mission in terms of its output.
By William Turvill and Press Association 14 July 12:11
Director-general Tony Hall has enlisted the BBC's audience in his opposition to plans for what he described as a "much-diminished" corporation.

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