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BBC’s ‘Blue Planet’ in concert to open Abu Dhabi show

BBC Worldwide’s acclaimed ‘Blue Planet’ in concert will open the Abu Dhabi stopover of the 2014/15 Volvo Ocean Race (VOR) on December 12 marking the show’s Arabian premiere. The ‘Blue Planet’ in conce

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Pioneering broadcaster David Frost dead

British journalist David Frost, best known for interviewing former US President Richard Nixon, died of a heart attack on Saturday at the age of 74, the BBC said on Sunday.   Frost is most famous for a 1977 interv

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BBC to launch HD channel across Mideast

BBC World News is set to launch its international high definition (HD) channel on Arabsat on August 5, after which it will be offered as an HD feed across the Middle East. Arabsat will be the BBC’s first distribution partner

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BBC chief quits over 'shoddy journalism' failures

BBC director general George Entwistle has resigned, just two months into the job, after the state-funded broadcaster put out a programme denounced by its chairman as shoddy journalism. The BBC, reeling from revelations that a form

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BBC broadcasts disrupted in Middle East

The BBC said on Thursday that broadcasts had been disrupted in the Middle East and Europe, just weeks after its satellite transmission provider accused Iran of trying to jam US and European programmes. Britain's public broadca

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BBC admits errors in Bahrain unrest coverage

BBC initially underplayed the sectarian aspect of the conflict and did not adequately convey the viewpoint of supporters of the monarchy in its coverage of Bahrain's unrest, said a BBC Trust report. It also failed to mention attempts by Cr

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Oman to issue tender for creative design work

Oman’s Ministry of Tourism plans to issue tender for a creative design services project in coming weeks, said its senior official on the sidelines of the Arabian Travel Market (ATM) expo in Dubai. “ATM is an opportune time to signal that

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BBC plans iTunes-style TV download service

BBC director general Mark Thompson announced proposals for an iTunes-style download service that would allow viewers to permanently download their favourite programmes minutes after they have been broadcast for a fee. The plan, named Proje

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BBC plans iTunes-style TV download service

BBC director general Mark Thompson announced proposals for an iTunes-style download service that would allow viewers to permanently download their favourite programmes minutes after they have been broadcast for a fee. The plan, named Proje

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Anger as BBC chooses panda as female face

The BBC has ignited its second sexism spat in the space of a month by choosing a panda as one of its 12 female faces of the year. Last week, it was criticised for choosing its annual BBC Sports Personality of the Year from an enirely male

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