The BBC’s new director-general Tim Davie has warned staff need to ‚represent every part of this country‘ as he today arrived for his first day at work amid reports he plans to axe the broadcaster’s ‚left-wing comedies‘.
Wearing a blazer, a shirt and jeans, Mr Davie today arrived at the broadcaster’s offices in Scotland, where he today told staff the BBC needs to keep reforming ‚with urgency‘ and stressed it must be ‚a universal public service‘.
Mr Davie, the former chief executive of BBC Studios, the corporation’s commercial production and distribution arm, is expected to set out his plans for the broadcaster in the coming week, with impartiality a key focus.
He reportedly wants a radical overhaul of the broadcaster’s comedy output in the coming months, over fears it is seen as is seen as ‚too one-sided‘, reports The Telegraph.
Shows such as BBC Two’s satirical comedy The Mash Report and The Now Show on Radio 4 and Have I Got News For You have previously been criticised.
He added: ‚Overall my guiding principle is that we are a universal public service, a BBC for all, that serves and represents every part of this country
‚Our focus must be to ensure that we deliver outstanding and unique value to all audiences, those who pay for us and are in effect our customers, in return for their licence fee.
‚To do this we will need to keep reforming the BBC with urgency so that we are trusted, relevant and indispensable in this digital age.
‚While we do face challenges, the senior team and I are incredibly proud to be leading this organisation and supporting you.
Ich würde eine solche Meldung von den deutschen Öffentlich rechtlichen Sendern begrüßen.