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Hall 'passionate' about the BBC

New BBC Director-General Tony Hall has acknowledged there have been 'a tough few weeks' for the corporation at his first press conference following his appointment.

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Hall replaces Entwistle as BBC Director-General

The crisis-hit BBC appointed a new Director-General today, Tony Hall - a former Director of BBC News - has vowed to drag the broadcaster out of it's current difficulties, saying, "I know we can get through this".

Lord Hall replaces George Entwistle, who survived in the job for just 54 days.

He resigned in the wake of the Sir Jimmy Savile scandal and after false allegations were made about a former senior Conservative MP on the BBC's Newsnight programme.

ITV News Correspondent Juliet Bremner reports on the new man at the top:

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