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BBC NEWS CUTS

Cuts reactivated - P43 onwards

CM
cmthwtv West Country (East) Points West
There's only going to be up to 15 minutes between the Ten and Newsnight to change over. So the changes that can be made must be limited and workable in that time.

Another issue this may cause is if the Ten is extended. Even when an OB, it comes from E gallery and generally has a presenter sat in the studio on standby. Unless they push newsnight back in the schedule I doubt we will be seeing extended Ten's in the future..
JW
JamesWorldNews STV Central World News
Tweet and replies on Studio B and more. Sad times.



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CM
cmthwtv West Country (East) Points West
What I'm cross about with this is the fact that management have announced cuts in stages scaring people of their job.

I'm not really one to know many insiders at the BBC, but one thing I do know is that all the hard work that has gone into "modernising" the news channel over the years has been done by the hard work and effort of many people, all for it to go down the drain.

Not to mention the fact that management are calling this "modernisation". What a load of rubbish. How is dramatically downgrading the presentation and getting rid of staff modernising the service. Do they release that Marr and Newsnight is going to be very difficult to run when all this is over? I listened to a podcast with Marr from about a month or two ago and he kept on mentioning how excited he was to get back into the old studio. But no.

Elections? In anyone's right mind, if I see Huw Edwards sat in E saying "welcome to election 2021" I will have genuinely lost all hope. I'm sure this won't happen, but it must've been cost effective of them to use B rather than somewhere else.

Clearly this hasn't been consulted. Clearly BBC management has just said "this works". Maybe it does, at the moment, but that doesn't mean to say that it's any good. It's exceptional for the circumstances that we are in, but for the most used news service, get a grip.

The quality of news will go down. Are they seriously are going to carry on with the news channel and world together at the busiest news time in the day? 10-12 is home to setting the UK agenda for news that day.

Rant over. But with so many loosing their job and the presentation turning awful I think my rant is allowed.
JW
JamesWorldNews STV Central World News
Assuming Studio B *is* being mothballed, could it be leased-out to other broadcasters who may wish to use it for whatever reason, or is there some rule in the BBC Charter/Regulations which prevents this? Genuine question.
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BR
Brekkie Wales Wales Today
I'd argue it makes more sense to mothball E than B (or C at least). As James says whether they can rent it outside the BBC I'm not sure, though doubt it's very practical for anything other than a standing set. I guess elements of the set could be moved to the next region getting an upgrade.

Presumably with the job cuts coming they won't be converting it to office space anyway.
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Aaron_2015 West Country (West) Spotlight
If programs can be produced from other studios at a lower cost, without any reduction in quality, then that’s what should happen. Although it is terrible for the crew who will lose their jobs, it’s not going to make any difference to the vast majority of viewers whether Newsnight and Andrew Marr come from Studio B or E.

I appreciate there is naturally a good deal of attachment to certain presenters and studios on this thread, but these sorts of decisions have to be made. Ultimately, I think it’s better to save money on presentation than the content and quality of programming.
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bilky asko Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
I'd argue it makes more sense to mothball E than B (or C at least). As James says whether they can rent it outside the BBC I'm not sure, though doubt it's very practical for anything other than a standing set. I guess elements of the set could be moved to the next region getting an upgrade.

Presumably with the job cuts coming they won't be converting it to office space anyway.


Why would it make more sense to mothball the more automated, smaller studio?
BR
Brekkie Wales Wales Today
B has the greater flexibility, but would need automation added.
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AN
all new Phil Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
What I'm cross about with this is the fact that management have announced cuts in stages scaring people of their job.

I'm not really one to know many insiders at the BBC, but one thing I do know is that all the hard work that has gone into "modernising" the news channel over the years has been done by the hard work and effort of many people, all for it to go down the drain.

Not to mention the fact that management are calling this "modernisation". What a load of rubbish. How is dramatically downgrading the presentation and getting rid of staff modernising the service. Do they release that Marr and Newsnight is going to be very difficult to run when all this is over? I listened to a podcast with Marr from about a month or two ago and he kept on mentioning how excited he was to get back into the old studio. But no.

Elections? In anyone's right mind, if I see Huw Edwards sat in E saying "welcome to election 2021" I will have genuinely lost all hope. I'm sure this won't happen, but it must've been cost effective of them to use B rather than somewhere else.

Clearly this hasn't been consulted. Clearly BBC management has just said "this works". Maybe it does, at the moment, but that doesn't mean to say that it's any good. It's exceptional for the circumstances that we are in, but for the most used news service, get a grip.

The quality of news will go down. Are they seriously are going to carry on with the news channel and world together at the busiest news time in the day? 10-12 is home to setting the UK agenda for news that day.

Rant over. But with so many loosing their job and the presentation turning awful I think my rant is allowed.

Can’t wait to hear your suggestions on how the money is to be saved.
CM
cmthwtv West Country (East) Points West
What I'm cross about with this is the fact that management have announced cuts in stages scaring people of their job.

I'm not really one to know many insiders at the BBC, but one thing I do know is that all the hard work that has gone into "modernising" the news channel over the years has been done by the hard work and effort of many people, all for it to go down the drain.

Not to mention the fact that management are calling this "modernisation". What a load of rubbish. How is dramatically downgrading the presentation and getting rid of staff modernising the service. Do they release that Marr and Newsnight is going to be very difficult to run when all this is over? I listened to a podcast with Marr from about a month or two ago and he kept on mentioning how excited he was to get back into the old studio. But no.

Elections? In anyone's right mind, if I see Huw Edwards sat in E saying "welcome to election 2021" I will have genuinely lost all hope. I'm sure this won't happen, but it must've been cost effective of them to use B rather than somewhere else.

Clearly this hasn't been consulted. Clearly BBC management has just said "this works". Maybe it does, at the moment, but that doesn't mean to say that it's any good. It's exceptional for the circumstances that we are in, but for the most used news service, get a grip.

The quality of news will go down. Are they seriously are going to carry on with the news channel and world together at the busiest news time in the day? 10-12 is home to setting the UK agenda for news that day.

Rant over. But with so many loosing their job and the presentation turning awful I think my rant is allowed.

Can’t wait to hear your suggestions on how the money is to be saved.


Maybe, if the BBC didn't announce cuts in so many stages at so many different points, it wouldn't have been so worrying for all of the staff whom are going to loose their job.
HO
House Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
If studio B is going, I wonder if Newsnight and Marr will remain in E or if they'll rejig the simulcasts to move them to C. In C they can more naturally control their look, because of the screen in place of the newsroom backdrop. While I think. it actually works quite well on Newsnight, Marr doesn't look great in E at all, and loses quite a bit of its on-screen identity.

If Marr is being separately crewed (genuine question, for which I don't know the answer), I suppose it's possible it could come from A instead. This would have the advantage of making it easier to include musical performances and a greater number of in-studio guests (when circumstances permit), both of which have always been staples of the show that aren't really possible in E.
PE
Pete Founding member STV North Reporting Scotland
If Newsnight and Marr remain in E indefinitely then they really do need to do something with the red panelling in the studio as purple and red for Newsnight do not go together at all.


Yeah they said they were originally going to sack an extra 69 people but had to go for 70 as they needed the extra cash to replace that red panel bc it's so urgent.
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