BBC to reform to stay relevant, new chief executive Tim Davie promises | New

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The new BBC chief executive has pledged to prioritize impartiality and reform as the national broadcaster seeks to re-establish relations with the government to defend license fees.

It was announced yesterday that Tim Davie, 53, will take over as of September, having spent the past seven years running his commercial arm, BBC Studios. Despite his insider status, Davie made it clear that the status quo could not continue, saying the BBC must “accelerate change” to survive in a rapidly changing world.

It must “continue to reform, make clear choices and remain relevant,” he added, indicating that cuts are likely.

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