BBC director-general Tony Hall, in seeking targets for cutbacks, found it easy to justify the reinvention of BBC3 as a cheaper-to-run online-only service for a reason: younger viewers have different patterns of behaviour. Photograph: Lewis Whyld/PA Wire

The BBC’s decision to close BBC3 “as a broadcast or linear channel” is the most obvious signal yet that the life expectancy of the very concept(...)

The BBC is considering plans to axe one of its digital television channels as part of a plan to save £100 million a year. Executives at t(...)

BBC sports commentator David Coleman at Manchester United’s Old Trafford ground for the first division game with Sheffield United. The veteran broadcaster has died at the age of 87, the BBC has announced. Photograph: BBC/PA

David Coleman, a dominant voice of British television sport for almost four decades, has died at the age of 87, leaving a generation of football and a(...)

If you want to have heated debates about what exactly constitutes a “watercooler moment” in television viewing, and whether “shiny-floor” talent conte(...)

BBC director-general Tony Hall said the compay’s digital archive project ‘has wasted a huge amount of licence fee payers’ money’. Photograph: Clara Molden/PA Wire

The BBC has scrapped an ambitious attempt to create a digital production system and archive after admitting it had wasted almost £100 million ((...)

Veteran BBC broadcaster Stuart Hall (left), leaves Preston Crown Court after it was announced he has admitted indecently assaulting 13 girls, the youngest aged nine. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

The BBC is to hold a separate investigation into abuse carried out by the broadcaster Stuart Hall while working at the corporation, it has said(...)

Margaret Thatcher pictured in 1977.

The BBC has said it will not play Ding, Dong the Witch is Dead — a big seller following the death of Margaret Thatcher - in full during this we(...)