In today’s Daily Bite, big news at the BBC where the incoming director general is poised to rejuvenate the broadcaster’s in-house production and plans for Scotland to break away from the broadcaster are proposed. Also, a look at Irish director Kieron J Walsh’s ‘Jump’.
New BBC director general poised to revitalise in-house production…Incoming BBC director general George Entwistle is said to be planning to put the revitalization of the broadcaster’s in-house production at the forefront of his plans, reports Broadcast. Independent producers outperformed the BBC’s in-house team last year with latest figures showing they won 83 per cent of the available commissions. Entwistle, who is currently director of BBC Vision, will take over from outgoing director general Mark Thompson on September 17.
Scottish first minister plans to break up BBC… Scottish first minister Alex Salmond has spoken of his plans to break up the BBC and create a Scottish public service broadcaster if the region wins independence. Salmond said the proposal would form part of a white paper on Scottish independence next year. He was speaking at the Edinburgh International TV Festival.
If you watch one trailer today…Screening at TIFF next month in Toronto here’s the trailer for Kieron J Walsh’s ‘Jump’, which was shot in Northern Ireland.