The BBC announced cuts in regional television, radio and online production in English


The BBC will remove 450 jobs in its television news and regional news in English, his local radio station and its news online.

Seven of the 20 presenters broadcast at 18: 30 will be cut and local radio broadcasts will be deleted.

Inside Out will be replaced by a new investigative journalism program, which will include six regional editions instead of the 11 previous.

The reductions are expected to save 25 million pounds by 2022, and follow the news of job losses in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

The BBC has previously stated that she had to save 125 million pounds sterling this year because of financial pressures resulting from the pandemic of sars coronavirus.

More than 150 positions are expected to be lost in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, the company announced in June.

The proposed reductions are in addition to 450 layoffs previously announced – and subsequently suspended – BBC News.

How to exit BBC does it change?

The new tv show that will replace the magazine Inside Out will include a single survey, 30 minutes per episode and will be performed in London, Newcastle, Leeds, Birmingham, Bristol and Norwich.

This means that the programs weekly news will not be made in Plymouth, Southampton, Tunbridge Wells, Nottingham and Salford.

The regional teams of television and online news will be merged and there will be more platform-based editorial line to Birmingham.

In the 39 local radio stations, the calendar, the “simplified” that had been introduced at the beginning of the pandemic in march will be permanent.

Previously, the stations often had the programming schedules of different, but each will now have three shows a day with a presenter. All the shows with two hosts, will be reduced to one.

The 11 programmes regional political Sunday morning, which have been replaced during the outbreak of coronavirus by a single issue, all return but will be subject to a ” review and creative.”

The newsletters in the morning, which were removed during the pandemic, will also be back.

Why does that happen?

Helen Thomas, the director of BBC England, said that local and regional services of the company have been established for more than 50 years old and have ” very little changed, and require a substantial reinvention “.


Stephen Fry, Fern Britton and Sir Lenny Henry, have signed a letter of protest against cuts in regional BBC

She said: “This has meant taking difficult decisions.

“We are in the era of the community group Facebook and chat area WhatsApp. We need to adapt to better reflect how people live their lives, how they get their information and what content they want.

“We will modernize our public offering in England, making digital a core element of everything we do. We will draw lessons from Covid-19 that will make us more agile and more in touch with the communities while ensuring we are as efficient as possible.

“I am convinced that we can evolve our local and regional services, while enhancing our impact, and better able to serve our public. “

What has been the reaction?

Michelle Stanistreet, general secretary of the national Union of journalists, said: “These are cuts huge which will inevitably have an impact on the ability of the BBC to maintain the breadth and depth of news coverage in all of England, which really reflects the diversity of the nation. ”

The minister fictional Work for the media, Chris Matheson, said: “Although this is not unexpected, these cuts are still very harmful and undesirable. ”

The announcement comes two weeks after dozens of broadcasters from Stephen Fry to Sir Lenny Henry, have signed a letter asking the BBC not to cut its emissions of regional news in English.

“Never a investigative journalism in-depth, accountable to the people and reflect the regional diversity of britain was also important,” he said.

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