Ball bats Beeb's U.S. ties

Johnson, Debra
August 2003
Daily Variety;8/25/2003, Vol. 280 Issue 37, p1
Trade Publication
Focuses on the cancellation of the first round in British Broadcasting Corp.'s (BBC) charter renewal debate by BSkyB Tony Ball in Edinburgh, Scotland. Prohibition over the use of multi-million in annual license fees to buy American television shows; Amount of money spent by BBC on foreign shows in the year 2003; Number of hours of acquired programming by U.K. pubcaster.


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