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BBC considers Brussels for post-Brexit base

Belgian prime minister discloses talks with BBC director general

The BBC is looking to Brussels for its new EU base location after Brexit, Belgian prime minister Charles Michel has disclosed.

Michel revealed that he held discussions with BBC director general Tony Hall in Davos.

Speaking from the World Economic Forum, Michel said: “Belgium is often on the shortlist of companies eager to anchor in the EU after Brexit.”

A BBC Studios spokesperson said: “BBC Studios, a commercial arm of the BBC, operates a number of bespoke TV channels outside of the UK, including some that are broadcast in the EU.

“We will be keeping the situation under close review to ensure that we can continue to best serve our audiences in any changed regulatory environment.”

The news follows reports of the broadcaster seeking new broadcasting licences, as well as Brussels launching a campaign to attract UK-based TV companies.