The BBC Trust has ordered a review into the corporation's lucrative commercial arm, BBC Worldwide following James Murdoch's recent attack on the corporation. The Director General Mark Thompson indicated that 100% owndership of Worldwide may not continue. The review will also look at all the BBC's activities after the 2012 digital switchover, although Thompson made clear that free delivery of on-line news was non-negotiable. Thompson also launched a robust defence of the beleaugred corporation, claiming growing levels of public trust and affection and pointing to the reaction to Terry Wogan's retirement as an example.
14 Sep 2009 at 11:00