You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

Abolish board of BBC, TV exec sez

Jackson: Single regulatory body needed

LONDON — Channel 4 chief exec Michael Jackson has called for the abolition of the BBC’s board of governors and the creation of a single regulator for all British TV.

Speaking at the Royal Television Society Wednesday night, Jackson said a single regulatory body — for the BBC and for commercial TV — was needed to encourage industry growth and ensure a level playing field for all.

Jackson’s challenge comes at a time of growing regulatory uncertainty in British TV, with private broadcasters crying foul over the Beeb’s forays into the commercial sector, and with the future of commercial TV regulator, the ITC, in doubt.

“The BBC’s board of governors is not an adequate or sustainable form of independent regulation,” the Channel 4 topper said.

More TV

  • Berlin Globo Series Showcase Underscores Its

    Berlin Globo Series Showcase Underscores Its Upscale Revolution

    LONDON — Channel 4 chief exec Michael Jackson has called for the abolition of the BBC’s board of governors and the creation of a single regulator for all British TV. Speaking at the Royal Television Society Wednesday night, Jackson said a single regulatory body — for the BBC and for commercial TV — was needed […]

  • Late Night Hosts Spotlight Florida Shooting,

    Late Night Hosts Spotlight Students Advocating for Action After Florida Shooting

    LONDON — Channel 4 chief exec Michael Jackson has called for the abolition of the BBC’s board of governors and the creation of a single regulator for all British TV. Speaking at the Royal Television Society Wednesday night, Jackson said a single regulatory body — for the BBC and for commercial TV — was needed […]

  • Tavis Smiley Accuses PBS of Racial

    Tavis Smiley Accuses PBS of Racial Bias in Contract Lawsuit

    LONDON — Channel 4 chief exec Michael Jackson has called for the abolition of the BBC’s board of governors and the creation of a single regulator for all British TV. Speaking at the Royal Television Society Wednesday night, Jackson said a single regulatory body — for the BBC and for commercial TV — was needed […]

  • Phillipa Soo

    'Hamilton' Star Phillipa Soo Joins CBS Drama Pilot 'The Code'

    LONDON — Channel 4 chief exec Michael Jackson has called for the abolition of the BBC’s board of governors and the creation of a single regulator for all British TV. Speaking at the Royal Television Society Wednesday night, Jackson said a single regulatory body — for the BBC and for commercial TV — was needed […]

  • 'Silicon Valley' Gives First Look at

    'Silicon Valley' Drops First Trailer for T.J. Miller-less Season 5 (Watch)

    LONDON — Channel 4 chief exec Michael Jackson has called for the abolition of the BBC’s board of governors and the creation of a single regulator for all British TV. Speaking at the Royal Television Society Wednesday night, Jackson said a single regulatory body — for the BBC and for commercial TV — was needed […]

  • Tony Hernandez

    Imagine Entertainment Acquires Tony Hernandez's Jax Media

    LONDON — Channel 4 chief exec Michael Jackson has called for the abolition of the BBC’s board of governors and the creation of a single regulator for all British TV. Speaking at the Royal Television Society Wednesday night, Jackson said a single regulatory body — for the BBC and for commercial TV — was needed […]

  • Joe Morton

    'Scandal' Star Joe Morton Joins CBS Drama Pilot 'God Friended Me'

    LONDON — Channel 4 chief exec Michael Jackson has called for the abolition of the BBC’s board of governors and the creation of a single regulator for all British TV. Speaking at the Royal Television Society Wednesday night, Jackson said a single regulatory body — for the BBC and for commercial TV — was needed […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content