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BBC paid bonuses for failed £100m IT project The DMI project was supposed to move the BBC's vast film and video archives onto digital formats BBC bosses in charge of its failed digital media project were paid bonuses totalling £18,000, it has emerged.
Mark Thompson, the former BBC Director-General, will be hauled back before Parliament to explain why he had told MPs that a scrapped digital project, which wasted £100m of licence-fee cash, was on course to succeed. A report by consultants PwC into
MPs say BBC bosses lied to Parliament about obscene pay-offs. EST, 16 December 2013 0 View comments Even by the bracing standards of the current Commons Public Accounts Committee, the verdict on the BBC was brutal. If it had been a kick-boxing match,
The report, posted on the committee's website early Monday , said that cronyism at a dysfunctional BBC led to executives getting larger payoffs than they deserved. The Public Accounts Committee called it a serious breakdown that cast doubt on the BBC'
15 December 2013 0 View comments Humiliated: A key part of the evidence given by 332,900-a-year human resources director Lucy Adams (pictured) was shown to be false The BBC's leadership system is broken', a damning report into the severance payoff
Andy Murray - will most likely share billing in the later editions but his victory in the BBC's Sports Personality of the Year contest came too late for many of the first takes. Every paper uses an image of O'Toole in his most famous role, Lawrence
But, displaying characteristic arrogance, the BBC last week tried to bury the problem to which Paxman referred, just as two years ago it dismissed the original Savile allegations unearthed by two Newsnight journalists, triggering arguably the worst
BBC Hidden Kingdoms nature series to admit re-enactments The series focuses on some of our smallest animals living in landscapes including the African Savannah and the forests of Borneo The BBC will air on-screen warnings in forthcoming nature
BBC Trust stands by 'robust' Pollard Review despite criticism Mr Pollard's review was published last December Nick Pollard's review of Newsnight's dropped investigation into Jimmy Savile has been defended by the BBC Trust after criticism from a
5 December 2013 0 View comments John Bercow has criticised BBC chairman Lord Patten for refusing to be grilled by MPs about the broadcaster's coverage of Europe. The Commons Speaker insisted no one should consider themselves above parliamentary