BBC: No budget cuts for royal wedding

LONDON, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- The BBC said coverage of Prince William's wedding to Kate Middleton will not be affected by recent budget cuts.

Jonathan Ross leaving the BBC

LONDON, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- British television and radio star Jonathan Ross has announced he will leave the BBC when his contract expires in June.

BBC plans to limit coarse language

LONDON, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- The British Broadcasting Corp.'s head of television says the company has vowed to limit vulgar language on its airwaves next year.

BBC raises come despite of scandals

LONDON, July 8 (UPI) -- A year of scandals did not stop the British Broadcasting Corp. from awarding senior executives hefty pay raises, observers said.

Controversial 'Queen' doc to air on BBC

LONDON, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- A documentary about Queen Elizabeth II, which led to the resignation of a BBC One controller, will soon be shown on British television, the BBC said.

Legal bid against Springer opera rejected

LONDON, June 16 (UPI) -- Britain's high court Thursday rejected a bid by a Christian group for a judicial review of the BBC showing "Jerry Springer -- the Opera."

Thousands of BBC staff protest job cuts

LONDON, May 23 (UPI) -- Thousands of staff at the BBC took part in a strike Monday in London to protest plans to cut jobs.

Jana Bennett OBE (born 1956) is Director of Vision at the BBC. She took up the post in 2006, having been Director of Television from April 2002. She was previously Executive Vice President and General Manager at Discovery Communications in the US. As Director of BBC Vision, she “heads the largest multi-media production, commissioning and broadcast group of its kind in the world,” , with overall responsibility for BBC Television and its online services, BBC Films and BBC Productions. In her two most recent roles at the BBC, Jana Bennett “steered the BBC TV portfolio through its transition into the mainstream digital age.”

Bennett is also a Governor of the Royal Shakespeare Company, a Fellow of the Royal Television Society and a Comic Relief Trustee.

Born in Cooperstown, New York State, USA, Bennett moved to Britain in 1969, where she was educated at Bognor Regis Comprehensive School, then studied politics, philosophy and economics at St Anne’s College, Oxford. She undertook post-graduate studies at the London School of Economics where she was awarded an MSc (Dist) for her work on strategic analysis and international and defence studies.

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