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In a statement issued late last night by Lancashire Police, broadcasting veteran, Stuart Hall, has been charged with one offence of rape and 14 offences of indecent assault.

Manchester United is now the sole owner of its television channel MUTV after buying out BSkyB's one-third share in the company. Describing the purchase as a "strategic acquisition", the Old Trafford club now has complete control of content and distribution.

Mark Chapman will be the new presenter of Match of the Day 2 after the BBC decided to drop Colin Murray. The Rochdale-born journalist, who currently has a regular slot presenting Radio 5 Live's Monday Night Club, has been filling in for Murray recently while the Northern Irishman covered the darts world championship.

The BBC is expected to conduct a review of its screening process for archive programmes after mistakenly broadcasting an episode of The Tweenies featuring a character impersonating Jimmy Savile. The episode, originally filmed in 2001, was broadcast on CBeebies yesterday morning and involved a character called Max presenting a Top of the Pops-style show.

The BBC is advertising for a new controller of BBC Radio 5 Live, following the fall-out from the Lord McAlpine Newsnight investigation which forced the previous controller, Adrian van Klaveren, to step down. Based at MediaCityUK, the controller will report directly to Peter Salmon and take “creative, editorial and managerial responsibility” for running 5 Live.

BBC Three has announced a one-hour live show from the centre of Bradford, which will retell the story of Bizet’s Carmen, but in a contemporary Bollywood way.

107.6 Juice FM has become Aintree Racecourse’s official radio partner for the John Smith’s Grand National Festival.

It’s been confirmed to Prolific North that Christian Spooner will be leaving Real Radio/Smooth Radio to become

Broadcast union, Bectu says it has “real concerns” about the working conditions faced by staff and freelances in factual tel

Business affairs and commercial consultancy firm, Rights.tv is opening an office at MediaCityUK in Salford.

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