Wednesday June 3, 2020

BBC in talks to avert EU Brexit blackout

The licences the broadcaster uses to beam hit shows into other EU countries will no longer be valid unless the UK leaves the EU on March 29 with a withdrawal agreement in place

21st December, 2018
Pic: Getty

The BBC is in talks with Irish and Dutch authorities to obtain licences allowing it to continue broadcasting across the European Union in the event of a no-deal Brexit, according to two people familiar with the matter quoted by Bloomberg.

The UK licences that the taxpayer-funded broadcaster uses to beam hit shows including nature documentary Blue Planet 2, Top Gear and its World News channel into other EU countries will no longer be valid unless...

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