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UK: Government orders panel to conduct thorough review of the BBC

 |  July 12, 2015

The BBC is expected to be told it must return to its public service roots this week, a sign that the anticipated overhaul of the Corporation under the Tories is already well under way.

With the Royal Charter ending and due for renewal the end of 2016, the Minister for Culture Media and Sport, John Whittingdale, appointed a board of advisors last night, who will be responsible for providing expertise, innovation and advice to the process of the BBC’s Royal Charter review.

Prominent figures on the voluntary membership panel include Dawn Airey, a former Chief Executive at Channel 5, who has in the past made clear she’d like to see the license fee cut and online content charged for, and Dame Colette Bowe, the former chairwoman of the regulator Ofcom.

Full content: Belfast Telegraph

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