Sunday, April 23, 2017

Shaping the modern BBC

Nick Pollard, who poked around the BBC post-Newsnight/Savile, gets a longer licence to continue poking via Ofcom...

He was appointed a member of Ofcom's Content Board for three years back in April 2016. In November of that year, he was invited to step up to the main Ofcom Board as a non-executive for an interim period of 6 months - this promotion also allowed him to become interim Chairman of the Content Board.

On Friday, we heard that "given the need for stability and continuity for Ofcom as it goes through a period of significant change and takes on additional responsibilities for regulating the BBC, the Secretary of State has decided to appoint Nick Pollard by exception for a period of 12 months to 13 May 2018." (That's at £42,519 p.a.)

From September, the Content Board will be signing off the BBC's new service licences.

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