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Read this: Tony Hall: BBC needs political and financial backing to survive in digital age

Summary: Not only is the speech Hall's first dealing with the future scope and scale of the BBC - likely battlegrounds of charter renewal negotiations - it comes less than a week after an influential committee of MPs gave their verdict on the funding and governance of the BBC. In a nod to criticism of the BBC's financial and editorial management mentioned in the report, Hall will suggest that he has fixed some of the problems dogging the corporation since taking the top job two years ago - by making pound1.5bn of cost savings and strengthening editorial processes - and now needs support for the BBC to become quotPioneers againquot. As part of the changes, Fran Unsworth, director of BBC World Service, is to join the BBC's senior exectuive team. - link

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