FILE- In this Tuesday, June 22, 2004 file photo, Mark Thompson, the new Director General of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), poses for the media outside the BBC's Television

 

              FILE- In this Tuesday, June 22, 2004 file photo, Mark Thompson, the new Director General of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), poses for the media outside the BBC
FILE- In this Tuesday, June 22, 2004 file photo, Mark Thompson, the new Director General of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), poses for the media outside the BBC's Television Centre in London, on the first day in his new job. The New York Times Co. on Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2012, named outgoing BBC head Mark Thompson as its next chief executive, saying it valued his record in helping the British broadcaster expand online. (AP Photo/Richard Lewis, File)