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BBC’s Iconic Television Centre up for sale

18 Jun

Things are starting to shape up in the UK. The government have stepped up to manoeuvre the BBC in beginning the process of weaning itself off of government and taxpayer handouts. The explicit requirement for UK residents to pay a TV license restricts their personal freedoms. The BBC are intending to move its headquarters to a new development in Salford, Manchester. As a result, the taxpayer-funded institution are likely to capture significant cost savings albeit compromising programme quality due to a restricted talent pool at their new base.

The Telegraph reports:

Richard Deverell, W12 programme director, said:

“Television Centre has played an extraordinary and central role 
in the history of the BBC, which will not be forgotten. Our primary aim of the sale is to maximise the value to the BBC and licence fee-payer whilst ensuring the teams and operations based there are successfully relocated.” 

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