bbc-worldThe director general of the BBC, Mark Thompson, said the broadcaster will retain global news TV channel BBC World, despite calls from an independent auditor to close the money-losing venture.

Speaking at a Broadcast Press Guild lunch, the BBC boss said that BBC World, which is a commercially funded channel, should be kept running, despite losing more than £16 million a year.

“BBC World had its best year ever last year in advertising terms and is a very important part of our global networks strategy,” he said. 

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