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James has done an incredible job during a hugely complex and momentous period of British and world history. He has led the BBC's coverage through two referendums, two general elections, an astonishing US presidential election, not to mention a series of extraordinary events at home and abroad.feedback
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Oct 10 2017
Tony Hall has been quoted in 25 different articles. Most recently, Tony Hall has been quoted saying, “Fairness in pay is vital. We have pledged to close the gender pay gap by 2020 and have targets for equality and diversity on our airwaves. We have done a lot already, but we have more to do. While today's reports show that we are in a better place than many organisations, I want a BBC that is an exemplar not just in the media but in the country – when it comes to pay, fairness, gender and representation and what can be achieved. This is an essential part of modernising the BBC. And, if the BBC is to truly reflect the public it serves, then the makeup of our staff must reflect them.” in an article called BBC gender pay gap: male staff earn 9% more than female colleagues. This is only one of 42 quotes from Tony Hall. To see more examples Tony Hall’s views and opinions, check out the section below. You can filter Tony Hall's quotes by date and by topic to see, for example, what Tony Hall said about Ronnie Corbett recently and in the past.
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Jul 19 2017

On gender and diversity, the BBC is more diverse than the broadcasting industry and the Civil Service.feedback

Jul 19 2017

At the same time, there has been significant cost inflation across the industry, so that the BBC has made savings in an environment where costs are significantly up. However, the great majority of the public say that they want the BBC to try to have the best talent on its programmes. The BBC does not exist in a market on its own where it can set the market rates. If we are to give the public what they want, then we have to pay for those great presenters and stars. The public agree.feedback

Jul 18 2017 - Netflix

We need to employ the very best. They help make the BBC what it is. That's the business we're in. And of course, we're in a market that is now even more competitive than ever. A decade ago it might have been just ITV or Sky or commercial radio. But now it's Netflix, Amazon or Apple.feedback

Jul 18 2017 - Netflix

Giving names could be inflationary – setting benchmarks and raising expectations – driving up wages at a time we're bringing costs down.feedback

Jul 18 2017

Is that where we want to be? No. Are we pushing further and faster than any other major broadcaster? Most certainly. Let me stress, in all the negotiations with the government about our royal charter we said it would be wrong to put the names of our talent against what they're paid.feedback

Jul 18 2017

Our latest research shows that four in every five of us think we [the BBC] should get the highest quality presenters, actors, and reporters – even if it means paying the market rate. The reality is that the BBC today costs them less in real terms than it did 20 years ago. But now we offer four times as many television channels, twice as many national radio stations, iPlayer – and everything we do online. All for less than three pounds a week – that's about 40p a day.feedback

Jul 04 2017 - Netflix

Every part of the BBC will need to contribute to meeting this challenge. The new funding we've announced today for our children's services – the biggest investment for a generation – will help us ensure we can maintain our reputation for world-class programmes across our linear channels but also increasingly offer a personalised online offering for our younger viewers.feedback

Jul 01 2017

He dominated broadcasting about films for a generation with wit and great knowledge. He will be greatly missed and our thoughts are with his family and friends.feedback

Jun 30 2017

Cricket is an integral part of the British summer and the BBC will be putting its full weight behind the nation's favourite summer sport. Our aim will be to make the new T20 competition a huge success.feedback

May 05 2017

I am very excited to say there's not one but two more series of Line of Duty. So hooray for AC-12!feedback

May 02 2017

Whether it's the rise of robotics or the demise of antibiotics, travelling to Mars or the arrival of 3D printed food. Science is changing the world at an extraordinary pace.feedback

May 02 2017

The campaign will connect audiences with the brightest minds and institutions in science and technology, producing more than 40 hours of television, a range of programmes across our radio networks, a series of podcasts an digital offerings, made in collaboration with partners, including the Science Museum Group, Wellcome, The Open University and the Royal Society.feedback

Apr 29 2017

We go to great lengths to ensure that we balance our coverage and address all issues from a wide range of different perspectives. It is one of the reasons why the public trusts the BBC more than any other source of news.feedback

Apr 05 2017

He had a wonderful style of delivery and a real connection with his listeners. Brian was a true broadcasting great. We will all miss him and, of course, that voice.feedback

Apr 04 2017

I want us to help turn up the volume to create moments of scale that no other organisation can. Expect a much more consistent, joined-up approach to the arts right across our nations and regions.feedback

Apr 04 2017

We've come together because we want the UK to be the most culturally engaged and creative country in the world; where everybody, wherever they come from, can take part.feedback

Mar 21 2017 - Brexit

Impartiality has always been the cornerstone of BBC News. It remains so today. We do not take it for granted and we go to great lengths to ensure that we balance our coverage and address all issues from a wide range of different perspectives. It is one of the reasons why the public trusts the BBC more than any other source of news. We will continue to listen respectfully and respond wherever appropriate. Above all, we will guard our independence, report the news diligently and impartially, and continue to fulfil our mission on behalf of all our audiences.feedback

Mar 21 2017

I agree with you that these are consequential times. For that reason, it is more important than ever that the BBC's journalism is independent of political pressure.feedback

Mar 21 2017

The public hugely values the work they do, and so do I.feedback

Mar 21 2017

We recognise the importance of the BBC to the UK at home and abroad at this important moment for the country's future.feedback

Mar 16 2017

To use retail terminology, great programmes at great prices.feedback

Nov 16 2016

The BBC World Service is a jewel in the crown - for the BBC and for Britain.feedback

Mar 31 2016

He was quite simply one of the true greats of British comedy.feedback

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