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JetixFann450661 posts since 25 Mar 2013
STV Central Reporting Scotland
If you ask me about cuts to BBC News, I'd maybe reduce the output during late night hours, Maybe rebroadcast prior programmes that were on during the day. Or go the Sky News route and have only 2 feeds which broadcast the same output, except with modifications to the graphics in the world feed.
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Cando1,588 posts since 8 Mar 2012
London London
If we're going to go off cuts to News then drop MOTD .

IIRC that's about £70m a year currently and to be honest since it is such a visible cut should bring home to a lot of people you can't expect cuts to BBC funding and everything stays the same .

Yeah the BBC are going to dump their most watched show and brand with men.... I'm sure they'll understand Rolling Eyes


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Gallunach183 posts since 17 Apr 2005
If we're going to go off cuts to News then drop MOTD .

IIRC that's about £70m a year currently and to be honest since it is such a visible cut should bring home to a lot of people you can't expect cuts to BBC funding and everything stays the same .

Yeah the BBC are going to dump their most watched show and brand with men.... I'm sure they'll understand Rolling Eyes

They lost the cricket and if we're going to go down the route of shutting channels then nothing should be untouchable .
Omnipresent256 posts since 25 Jul 2012
London London
From some reports it does look like there will be wholesale changes to the way BBC News commissions stories and programmes share material.

An observation made by many senior executives and presenters is how major BBC News programmes regard each other as their biggest rivals, rather than other broadcasters.

Eddie Mair once wrote how the PM production team would obscure the identity of guests on its running orders to stop other BBC programmes from knowing in advance who was appearing.

It’s also often played out on air - Newsnight used to revel in a Today presenter making a faux pas. Some presenters have also refused to appear on certain programmes or the News Channel. It does look like this will all change.

Some of this may be for the better. BBC NI has done a lot of good reporting that gets ignored by the national programmes.

If the BBC really does want to show how deep the cuts will be, all it has to do is propose the closure of 198 LW. There would be absolute outrage.
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Cando1,588 posts since 8 Mar 2012
London London
If we're going to go off cuts to News then drop MOTD .

IIRC that's about £70m a year currently and to be honest since it is such a visible cut should bring home to a lot of people you can't expect cuts to BBC funding and everything stays the same .

Yeah the BBC are going to dump their most watched show and brand with men.... I'm sure they'll understand Rolling Eyes

They lost the cricket and if we're going to go down the route of shutting channels then nothing should be untouchable .

Men watch very little tv compared to women in general. They're most critical of the BBC and most sceptical of the licence fee. Take the Clarkson sacking controversy and multiply it by 10. They could survive Cricket as it was 25 years ago when the broadcast landscape was completely different.

If you think Tony Hall and his replacement is going to dump MOTDand its 80 shows a year to save a little watched news channel and Victoria Derbyshire's lovely films you must be drinking.
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Robert Williams754 posts since 25 Jan 2003
London London
If we're going to go off cuts to News then drop MOTD .

IIRC that's about £70m a year currently and to be honest since it is such a visible cut should bring home to a lot of people you can't expect cuts to BBC funding and everything stays the same .

Yeah the BBC are going to dump their most watched show and brand with men.... I'm sure they'll understand Rolling Eyes

They lost the cricket and if we're going to go down the route of shutting channels then nothing should be untouchable .

It's easy for me to say as I'm not a sports fan, but if the BBC were to give up any particular sports rights, then that sport isn't going to disappear from our screens - the rights will simply be picked up by someone else. On the other hand, if they dump BBC4, for example, then it really is gone - no one else is going to do BBC4 instead. We've already seen what happens when Channel 4 has a go.


I have to agree with earlier comments, if anything has to go, then the BBC News channel is the easiest target - perhaps replace it with BBC World News with UK opt-outs. Other than news junkies, who actually sits down to watch the news at 3.00 on a Saturday afternoon?
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London Lite11,150 posts since 4 Jan 2003
London London
My suggestions include:

Axing regional news bulletins during Breakfast, late evenings and Saturdays. Reduce the Sunday bulletins to one early evening only.
Reduce Newsnight to 30 minutes on Mon-Thurs, extended during elections, specials etc.
More collaboration between different BBC News programmes on tv and radio. Instead of internal rivalry, teams will agree to share copy and guests.
BBC World News to be simulcast on the NC during Breakfast. The signed segment would move to linear Red Button and iPlayer.
Again, World News to be simulcast during the 1, 6 and 10 giving an alternative to domestic news on the NC.
Outside Source replaced by World News Today.
Breakfast to go single headed at weekends with the back half hour being World filler.
Today to be simulcast on BBC Two, followed by Your Call on 5 Live, then NC simulcast from 10-12. (11.15 on Wednesday).

Ringfenced: Today and PM on Radio 4, 5 Live Breakfast and drive, weekday editions of Breakfast, the news at 1, 6 and 10, the existing NC only daytime output, BBC News online, weekday daytime and main regional bulletins, The Nine/Seven, Newsbeat and World News output.
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ittrgrey378 posts since 30 Sep 2017
My suggestions include:

Axing regional news bulletins during Breakfast, late evenings and Saturdays. Reduce the Sunday bulletins to one early evening only.
Reduce Newsnight to 30 minutes on Mon-Thurs, extended during elections, specials etc.
More collaboration between different BBC News programmes on tv and radio. Instead of internal rivalry, teams will agree to share copy and guests.
BBC World News to be simulcast on the NC during Breakfast. The signed segment would move to linear Red Button and iPlayer.
Again, World News to be simulcast during the 1, 6 and 10 giving an alternative to domestic news on the NC.
Outside Source replaced by World News Today.
Breakfast to go single headed at weekends with the back half hour being World filler.
Today to be simulcast on BBC Two, followed by Your Call on 5 Live, then NC simulcast from 10-12. (11.15 on Wednesday).

Ringfenced: Today and PM on Radio 4, 5 Live Breakfast and drive, weekday editions of Breakfast, the news at 1, 6 and 10, the existing NC only daytime output, BBC News online, weekday daytime and main regional bulletins, The Nine/Seven, Newsbeat and World News output.

I'd also axe off Newswatch due to recently increased costs, and lack of viewer interest Laughing
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