Caroline Thomson

Type: Person
Name: Caroline Thomson
Title: Director, Charter Renewal Task Force - British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) (United Kingdom)
First reported Jul 22 2014 - Updated Jul 22 2014 - 1 reports

BBC exit payments down by £14.6 million in a year

But some payments top director general’s £150,000 severance capTwelve senior executives at the BBC received severance deals in excess of £150,000 each last year, despite the corporation implementing a cap on payoffs.The BBC handed out a total of £25.6 ... [Published Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development - Jul 22 2014]
First reported Jul 21 2014 - Updated Jul 21 2014 - 1 reports

Talent comes at a reduced cost at the Beeb

VIEWERS NEED not fret if the belts of the likes of Jeremy Clarkson and Graham Norton appear a little tighter - it is not an indication that the BBC’s biggest stars are piling on the pounds.In fact, it is rather the opposite. Proof that, when it comes ... [Published Yorkshire Post - Jul 21 2014]
First reported Jul 21 2014 - Updated Jul 21 2014 - 1 reports

BBC 'fell short of expectations'

BBC director-general Tony Hall has pledged a 4% increase in spending on content and delivery over the next three yearsThe BBC fell short of licence fee-payers' expectations with its hefty payments to some former staff, its governing body said today.The ... [Published Harrow Times - Jul 21 2014]
First reported Jun 05 2014 - Updated Jun 06 2014 - 2 reports

PSBs join forces on catch-up service for smart TVs

The BBC, Channel 4 and ITV are leading an initiative to secure the future of free-to-air viewing on internet-enabled TV sets, under a new brand called Freeview Connect, a move in part sparked by .The broadcasters have banded together to establish a new ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Jun 05 2014]
First reported May 20 2014 - Updated May 21 2014 - 2 reports

Vaizey insists govt fully supports Freeview service

UK Communications Minister Ed Vaizey insists that DTT platform Freeview still has government support, reports The Guardian. He said that the government would not take any chances over Freeview being squeezed off its airwaves. He was responding to concerned ... [Published Telecompaper - May 21 2014]
First reported May 20 2014 - Updated May 20 2014 - 1 reports

BBC lawyer: Caroline Thomson would 'give game away' in Linwood hearing

Caroline Thomson, the BBC's former chief operating officer, will not be called as a witness in John Linwood's unfair dismissal claim over the Digital Media Initiative technology fiasco because she would "give the game away", the BBC's lawyer claimed on ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - May 20 2014]
First reported May 11 2014 - Updated May 11 2014 - 1 reports

Media Monkey's Diary: Martin Sorrell, BBC, Jason Seiken and Mishal Husain

Was Martin Sorrell crowing on Friday about the collapse of the $35bn deal between his rivals Omnicom and Publicis , a failure he had long hinted was inevitable? Not crowing as such, but the WPP boss did become unusually accessible after the news broke ... [Published Media: Media Monkey | guardian.co.uk - May 11 2014]
First reported May 06 2014 - Updated May 07 2014 - 1 reports

BBC executive was 'stitched up' over £100m DMI failure, trubunal told

The BBC executive in charge of a botched technology project that cost the licence fee payer nearly £100m claimed he was made a "scapegoat" to avoid the embarassment of the corporation's senior management, an employment tribunal has heard.John Linwood, ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - May 06 2014]
First reported May 01 2014 - Updated May 02 2014 - 1 reports

Freeview faces threat from mobile companies, warns Digital UK boss

Caroline Thomson, the chair of Digital UK, has said that Freeview faces the threat of "switch off by stealth", as mobile companies look to muscle into the airwaves it occupies.She warned that Freeview, which is the main TV set in 11m households, and the ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - May 01 2014]
First reported Apr 29 2014 - Updated Apr 30 2014 - 1 reports

Freeview TV under threat as mobile phone companies eat up more of the airwaves

Freeview is facing "death by stealth" because of the relentless growth of mobile phone companies, the head of the television platform will argue in a major speech on Thursday. Caroline Thomson, who until recently was the BBC’s chief operating officer, ... [Published The Independent - Apr 29 2014]
First reported Feb 03 2014 - Updated Feb 04 2014 - 1 reports

Former BBC executive given £680,000 pay off says 'I did a big job'

Caroline Thomson, former BBC executive given a £680,000 pay-off, claims compensation was justified and that she did a 'very big job' A former BBC executive who was given a £680,000 pay-off has claimed her compensation package was justified and that she ... [Published Telegraph - Feb 03 2014]

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BBC exit payments down by £14.6 million in a year [Published Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development - Jul 22 2014]
Talent comes at a reduced cost at the Beeb [Published Yorkshire Post - Jul 21 2014]
BBC 'fell short of expectations' [Published Harrow Times - Jul 21 2014]
PSBs join forces on catch-up service for smart TVs [Published Guardian.co.uk - Jun 05 2014]
BBC, Channel 4 and ITV agree £100m-plus Freevie... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Jun 05 2014]
Vaizey insists govt fully supports Freeview ser... [Published Telecompaper - May 21 2014]
BBC lawyer: Caroline Thomson would 'give game a... [Published Guardian.co.uk - May 20 2014]
Freeview has government support, says Vaizey [Published Guardian.co.uk - May 20 2014]
Media Monkey's Diary: Martin Sorrell, BBC, Jaso... [Published Media: Media Monkey | guardian.co.uk - May 11 2014]
BBC executive was 'stitched up' over £100m DMI ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - May 06 2014]
Freeview faces threat from mobile companies, wa... [Published Guardian.co.uk - May 01 2014]
Freeview TV under threat as mobile phone compan... [Published The Independent - Apr 29 2014]
Former BBC executive given £680,000 pay off say... [Published Telegraph - Feb 03 2014]
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