The opening paragraph attempts to spin the changes as "improve its digital coverage, better serve its audiences, and provide more value for money". However it's telling that at the bottom of the news under notes to editors it states "like the rest of the BBC, BBC News has substantial savings to make", thereby indicating the real reason for the changes.
To summarise the changes from the media centre article.
- Daily Politics on BBC2 is being replaced by a new programme Politics Live. It'll be presented by Jo Coburn four days a week, and Andrew Neil presenting a special extended programme on Wednesdays, to include PMQs.
- Sunday Politics in it's current form will end in July. When it returns it'll be as a half hour programme for each of the nations and English regions (replacing the current opt-out), and shown immediately after Andrew Marr.
- BBC Parliament will no longer make bespoke programmes and will not air when UK parliament and devolved parliaments & assemblies are not sitting.
"Listen, we've all got something to bring to this conversation, but from now on what I think you should bring is silence." - Rimmer