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Established by a Royal Charter, the BBC is a public service broadcaster funded by the licence fee paid by UK households.
It uses the income from the licence fee to provide services including 10 national TV channels plus regional programming, 10 national radio stations, 40 local radio stations and an extensive website.
BBC World Service broadcasts to the world on radio, on TV and online, providing news and information in 27 languages and world service English language.
The two seasoned broadcasters offered different perspectives on the recent general election to their interviewer, Media Show presenter Steve Hewlett.
"Monumentally dull" was the verdict of the erstwhile Newsnight attack dog on the campaign in which pollsters, pundits and politicians were all convinced would lead to another hung Parliament.
Paxman opined that TV networks had devoted so much attention to opinion polls because it was a "monumentally dull" campaign.
The Royal Television Society is committed to supporting UK undergraduates who wish to study computing, engineering, television production or broadcast journalism at Creative Skillset accredited universities.
In 2015 the RTS pledged £75,000 towards its two bursary schemes, both of which provide £1,000 per year to support the living expenses of students enrolled on an eligible programme.
As part of our series of guest posts on diversity in television, Channel 4 Deputy Creative Officer, Ralph Lee, explains why the broadcaster launched its 360° Diversity Charter in Parliament last week.
Diversity isn’t a new topic for Channel 4.
This is a growing list of links, so we have decided to do without thumbnail pictures, to speed up your scrolling. Hopefully the notes will let you know what to expect.
There are some more links, to Award-winning student videos, in our Awards section.
And see also our list of relevant books.
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