Some of the particularly hard-hitting news articles on the website today:
"Does sex addiction really exist?"
"The gamer who spent seven years in his dressing gown"
"How Tom Hardy saved bedtime".
It's not exactly the sort of content that is underserved elsewhere.
Well, the sex addiction long read goes back to a Radio 4 documentary, and the gamer is a story about social isolation, so they probably pass muster - it's just the presentation of this stuff that has changed.
That said, the Tom Hardy piece is a lousy and lazy puff for CBeebies' Bedtime Stories that the world could have done without.
This is pretty weak too: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/newsbeat-46152707.
If BBC3 hadn't been axed, 60seconds would have been rebranded Newsbeat and they would have been in a stronger position to do stuff like this, but it just looks bizarre in a News template and I suspect the commercial sector will be gunning for this sort of content to go.