Read this: Heggessey accuses government of being 'underhand' over C4
Summary: Lorraine Heggessey has attacked the government for the underhand way it has handled the potential Channel 4 sell-off and warned that the UK broadcasting ecology could change very suddenly. Delivering the RTS Christmas Lecture on Wednesday, the former BBC1 controller said she was concerned how C4 privatisation had been sneaked on to the agenda by culture secretary John Whittingdale after he denied it was under consideration at the Edinburgh International Television Festival in August. To start proposing a major change like this at a time when they've refused to extend Terry Burns tenure, so that C4 is essentially without a chairman, and when everyone is very much focused on the BBC licence fee debate, makes it seem like the DCMS is trying to pull a fast one, Heggessey said.. - www.broadcastnow.co.ukwww.broadcastnow.co.ukHeggessey accuses government of being 'u…
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