chris posted:
The sad news of Terry Wogan's death shows how combining the channels wouldn't suit the audience. I hear of the news when I wake up - what do I do? Turn to News 24. It wouldn't be right for World News to air such coverage.

Which is why there needs to be a stipulation in the service licence that the UK can opt-out for major domestic breaking news.

The challenge is how do you have the resource and setup for this to be possible whilst gaining the financial savings.