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BBC Worldwide Boss Refuses To Consider UKTV Sale

The boss of the BBC’s commercial arm has resisted calls to sell its stake in UKTV, the broadcaster behind the Dave channel, despite the opportunity for a GBP500m windfall to help cover funding gaps. Tim Davie, the chief executive of BBC Worldwide, said licence fee payers would be best served by a continued 50% stake in UKTV, which also runs Gold and Watch, as part of a 10-strong portfolio of digital channels. Scripps, a US media company owns the other 50pc, has made repeated approaches to buy out BBC Worldwide.

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