The talent agents point out the BBC needs their clients’ permission to quote how much their clients earn. Which the stars are hardly likely to give. “What the BBC is doing is just a sop to the government,” says one agent. Sir Michael Lyons, chairman of the BBC’s oversight body BBC Trust, has called on the Beeb to publish how much its stars earn. It all stems from the furor after the BBC disclosed that TV host Jonathan Ross was paid £6 million ($9 million) a year.
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By TIM ADLER in London | Thursday July 1, 2010 @ 8:48am PDTTags: Agents, BBC, BBC Jonathan Ross, BBC Trust, BBC Trust Auntie's, British TV, Foreign
By TIM ADLER in London | Friday June 25, 2010 @ 7:38am PDTTags: BBC, BBC Finance, BBC Trust Auntie's, Canvas YouView, Lovefilm, Project Canvas
BBC Trust, Auntie’s oversight body, has approved the on-demand UK digital TV service. Project Canvas will enable the BBC’s hugely-popular iPlayer service available to TVs for the first time. Canvas – which is likely to be renamed YouView – is set …