Arab Today, arab today director general joins battle to improve bbc\s commercial arm
Last Updated : GMT 11:21:43
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

Director General joins battle to improve BBC\'s commercial arm

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today Director General joins battle to improve BBC\'s commercial arm

London - Arabstoday

Only days after the corporation he leads was slammed by politicians for its lack of ambition in maximising revenue opportunities, BBC Director General Mark Thompson is to take on the responsibilities of non-executive Chairman of BBC Worldwide. The wholly owned BBC subsidiary has become the main commercial arm of the broadcast giant, existing to maximise the value of the BBC’s assets. In 2010/11, BBC Worldwide generated profits of £160 million on sales of £1.158 billion and returned £182 million to the BBC as it struggles to maintain quality standards following the effective cuts from the most recent licence fee settlement. It is through this prism that Thompson's appointment can be seen and can be considered as almost de facto acceptance of responsibility to improve business performance at BBC Worldwide, a facet noted UK Parliament’s Committee of Public Accounts who in March 2012 criticised the BBC for a perceived poverty of ambition in its efforts to make efficient savings and boost commercial revenues. Making its judgement on the basis of evidence from the BBC and the BBC Trust, the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) said that even though overall the BBC has managed its efficiency programme well and is forecasting that it will deliver £560 million of annual savings by the end of 2012-13, it had under performed in terms of maximising commercial opportunities.   This appointment, which takes immediate effect, also follows the departure of Robert Webb QC, who stepped down from the BBC Worldwide Board at the end of February to become General Counsel at Rolls Royce. Commenting on the move Mark Thompson said: "Robert has played an invaluable role, providing guidance and counsel to BBC Worldwide through the past few years. His tenure as Chairman has coincided with BBC Worldwide’s strongest financial results, returning more money to the BBC than ever before. This in turn helps keep the licence fee as low as possible.” Just as Thompson was being installed BBC Worldwide Digital Entertainment and Games today announced the official launch of Doctor Who: Worlds in Time (DoctorWhoWIT.com), the first-ever browser-based, free-to-play multiplayer online game based on the popular television series.  

arabstoday
arabstoday

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today director general joins battle to improve bbc\s commercial arm Arab Today, arab today director general joins battle to improve bbc\s commercial arm

 



Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today director general joins battle to improve bbc\s commercial arm Arab Today, arab today director general joins battle to improve bbc\s commercial arm

 



Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Youssra depended on colored foam

GMT 16:53 2017 Tuesday ,05 September

Youssra depended on colored foam
Arab Today, arab today A no-frills business success

GMT 07:00 2017 Wednesday ,20 September

A no-frills business success
Arab Today, arab today Etiquette expert underlines importance of gifts

GMT 17:52 2017 Sunday ,03 September

Etiquette expert underlines importance of gifts
Arab Today, arab today Israel sees benefits in independent Kurdistan: experts

GMT 07:58 2017 Wednesday ,20 September

Israel sees benefits in independent Kurdistan: experts
Arab Today, arab today Equifax executives step down

GMT 16:16 2017 Saturday ,16 September

Equifax executives step down
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Ministry seeks to improve education

GMT 14:49 2017 Sunday ,17 September

Ministry seeks to improve education
Arab Today, arab today New Zealand opposition looks

GMT 10:35 2017 Thursday ,14 September

New Zealand opposition looks
Arab Today, arab today France hopeful of persuading Trump

GMT 06:21 2017 Wednesday ,20 September

France hopeful of persuading Trump
Arab Today, arab today The history of solar eclipses

GMT 05:16 2017 Sunday ,20 August

The history of solar eclipses
Arab Today, arab today Five trends at the Frankfurt auto show

GMT 12:04 2017 Monday ,18 September

Five trends at the Frankfurt auto show
Arab Today, arab today Renault-Nissan to launch

GMT 10:44 2017 Saturday ,16 September

Renault-Nissan to launch
Arab Today, arab today Horia Farghaly happy for success of “Case G”

GMT 12:14 2017 Monday ,18 September

Horia Farghaly happy for success of “Case G”
Arab Today, arab today 5,000 'Dieselgate' deaths in Europe per year

GMT 19:18 2017 Monday ,18 September

5,000 'Dieselgate' deaths in Europe per year

GMT 06:31 2017 Saturday ,16 September

Eman Al Assy receives three offers

GMT 05:05 2017 Tuesday ,12 September

Pregnant woman's suicide roils China

GMT 16:53 2017 Saturday ,02 September

Mai importance of gifts during Eid Al-Adha

GMT 15:49 2017 Friday ,15 September

'Severe' Typhoon Doksuri pounds Vietnam

GMT 10:46 2017 Saturday ,05 August

Nanis reveals simple ideas for home renovation

GMT 04:26 2017 Wednesday ,20 September

Opioid overdose deaths take 2.5 months

GMT 11:40 2017 Monday ,18 September

Russia and Iraq restore air travel

GMT 17:12 2017 Monday ,07 August

Al-Shawaifi reveals secrets of total solar eclipse

GMT 12:56 2017 Friday ,15 September

Apple's grand plan in Ireland held up by a forest

GMT 11:37 2017 Saturday ,12 August

Fashion designer reveals her new collection
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday