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BBC News: Huge cuts to output

Up to 1500 jobs to go (June 2011)

RO
Ronant
- Redundancies include regional domestic and international correspondents.
- Sport and Business bulletins on channel to be axed.
- Fewer features and outside broadcasts
- Strike action almost inevitable

http://www.broadcastnow.co.uk/news/broadcasters/bbc/bbc-news-outlines-dqf-cuts/5028648.article
http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2011/jun/10/bbc-news-world-service-jobs
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A former member
- Redundancies include regional domestic and international correspondents.
- Sport and Business bulletins on channel to be axed.
- Fewer features and outside broadcasts
- Strike action almost inevitable

http://www.broadcastnow.co.uk/news/broadcasters/bbc/bbc-news-outlines-dqf-cuts/5028648.article
http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2011/jun/10/bbc-news-world-service-jobs


BBC are going the same way as ITV and will cut English local news back?

Good, look at bbc scotland its utter pure yet STV news which is smaller, cheaper etc is far better!
HO
House Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
They're just proposals. The BBC Trust has rejected wide sweeping ideas before. But it would be lundicrous if this did happen, and I think the proposal would damage both the BBC News service and brand.
BA
Bail Moderator Meridian (South) South Today
I think you missed the most important part of this "news"

"A BBC spokesman said: “We are not going to get drawn into a running commentary - no decisions have been taken and therefore these claims remain speculation. Any decisions coming out of the process would be subject to approval by the BBC Trust.”
EX
excel99 Yorkshire Look North (E.Yorks & Lincs)
- Sport and Business bulletins on channel to be axed.

As things currently stand the news channel must cover business and sport every hour

Quote:
It should broadcast a comprehensive news service each hour, including sport and weather updates, plus a news summary on the half hour. It should also broadcast hourly business news from 09.00hrs to 19.00hrs on weekdays.

Quote:
Conditions
BBC News Channel should:

Report sports news throughout the day, rounding up the day’s main sports stories every evening, delivering at least 100 hours of sports news each year

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbctrust/assets/files/pdf/regulatory_framework/service_licences/tv/2010/bbc_news_channel_may10.pdf

I can see a case for getting the main presenters to read the business and sports news, saving on separate presenters, with specialist correspondents, who already exist, reporting as The Guardian suggests, but I think it worth being clear that the content currently can't be axed without breaking the news channel's license, and that sport and business will still covered in some format.
www.airhumberside.cjb.net
JW
JamesWorldNews STV Central World News
I wonder if this is related in any way to a tweet from Mike Embley where he mentions the possibility of "more big changes to come in Autumn".

Edit: ignore that. He was referring to presenter shuffles only.
Last edited by JamesWorldNews on 11 June 2011 8:49am
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