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BBC Four And CBBC TV Channels To Be Axed As Part Of Further Budget Cuts At Broadcaster

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26.05.2022

Broadcasting House, London

BBC Four and CBBC are both set to be axed as linear TV channels as part of ongoing budget cuts to the corporation.

Director-general Tim Davie announced to staff on Thursday that 1,000 jobs will be cut across the public-funded part of the BBC.

BBC World News and BBC News Channel will merge to create a single 24-hour TV news channel serving both UK and international audiences.

Regional TV news programmes in Oxford and Cambridge are also among the services being scrapped – merging with the BBC’s Southampton and Norwich operations.

BBC Four and CBBC are expected to move online to the iPlayer, while Radio 4 Extra could become available on the BBC Sounds service only.

Mr Davie told staff: “This is our moment to build a digital-first BBC. Something genuinely new, a Reithian organisation for the digital age, a positive force for the UK and the world.

“Independent, impartial, constantly innovating and serving all. A fresh, new, global digital media organisation which has never been seen before.

“Driven by the desire to make life and society better for our licence fee payers and customers in every corner of the UK and beyond. They want us to keep the BBC relevant and fight for something that in 2022 is more important than ever.

“To do that we need to evolve faster and embrace the huge shifts in the market around........

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