U.K. Government Wants Media Regulator to Oversee BBC

  • Culture Secretary Whittingdale proposes scrapping BBC Trust
  • BBC cites 'honest disagreement' on government role in board
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The U.K. wants to scrap the body that oversees the British Broadcasting Corp. and hand the responsibility to the government’s media watchdog, which regulates commercial broadcasters like ITV Plc and Sky Plc.

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