Edinburgh TV Festival highlights - Britain's Got Talent, Danny Cohen, Elisabeth Murdoch

Jason Stone of David's Reviews has been on the ground at the Edinburgh TV Festival for us this week. Here's some of the key quotes you may have missed...

Danny Cohen

When pressed by Kirsty Wark at his Meet The Controllers seminar, Danny Cohen refused to rule out the possibility that he’d apply for the Director of Vision role vacated by the BBC’s new Director General George Entwistle. “The Olympics was a moment of digital watershed for the UK. We learned a lot and we’re still learning.” Danny Cohen “We don’t tell the panel anything in advance about the contestants... otherwise it’s not a real conversation. It has to be authentic.” Siobhan Greene makes a surprising claim about Britain’s Got Talent. “I don’t need to see the ratings to know whether or not we’ve made a great show.” Siobhan Greene on Britain’s Got Talent. “We do sometimes commission shows that have no Public Service Broadcasting element what-so-ever.” Mark Linsey – Controller of Entertainment Commissioning at the BBC. “It’s been a nightmare for the family and I thought it was time to stand up and be counted.” Elisabeth Murdoch. “I wasn’t trying to directly contradict James in any way.” Elisabeth Murdoch. “I love the BBC. It has an important role in the cultural ecology.” Elisabeth Murdoch.“Do you know if James feels the same way?” Steve Hewlett.“I don’t know, you’d have to ask him.” Elisabeth Murdoch.

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