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News 2016: (UK) The Guardian Article: " BBC considering scrapping channel-based structure in radical shakeup" (by Jasper Jackson, 15 Feb 2016)

Contributed by admin on Feb 18, 2016

"The BBC is considering scrapping its decades-old channel and radio station-based structure in a radical shakeup which would see a cull of executive posts.

The plans are being looked at as part of attempts to reduce management layers to help fund cuts of more than £550m a year due to ...

decreases in licence fee income and the cost of providing free TV licenses for the over 75s.

Senior executives are understood to want a “content-first approach” more similar to output from BBC children’s and sport divisions, rather than one based on how and where people watch or listen. ...

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