- Sport and Business bulletins on channel to be axed.
As things currently stand the news channel must cover business and sport every hour
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.
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
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.