BBG Governor Tours BBC, Discusses Cooperation

BBG Governor Dennis Mulhaupt (right in photo) met with senior BBC officials in London on June 9 and toured BBC’s historic Broadcasting House facility, which is undergoing massive reconstruction and expansion.

When the project is completed next year, broadcasting house, built in 1932, will be an 80,000-square-meter state-of-the art digital broadcast facility for all BBC domestic and foreign news, including the World Service, and for all BBC domestic  radio and music services. At the heart of the building will be the largest live newsroom in Europe.

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Governor Mulhaupt met with Peter Horrocks, director of BBC’s Global News Division, who directs the BBC’s international news services on radio, television and new media. They discussed ways to further cooperation between the BBG and BBC and other members of the so-called DG (“Directors General”) 5.

The DG5 also includes Germany’s Deutsche Welle, France’s Audiovisual Exterieur de la France (AEF), and Holland’s Radio Netherlands Worldwide (RNW).

Jim Egan, Director of Strategy and Distribution for BBC Global News, and BBG Executive Director Jeff Trimble also participated in the meeting.