Bloated BBC to axe 2,000 workers as part of cutbacks
London, Oct 6(ANI): The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is set to announce a series of cutbacks, including laying off 2000 employees, reducing entertainment budgets, selling off buildings and stop producing late night programmes.
The measures, which are mentioned in a report titled 'Delivering Quality First' come, after the corporation agreed to a six-year freeze on licence fees.
The cutbacks mark an effort by the firm to save 1.3 billion pounds in a four year process, the Daily Mail reports.
The firm would replace nearly all BBC2 original daytime programmes with repeat telecasts.
It would also recommend shifting children's programmes from BBC1 and BBC2 to digital stations.
The news operation would lose a significant number of bureaux around the world, including Paris.
BBC would also would also prune senior managers from about 500 to 200, and stop certain bonus payments for many workers, apart from job cuts.
The BBC's online operation, which has already announced cuts, could also face further trimming.
Observers said the cutbacks, which comprise around 20 per cent of the BBC's budget, signals the firm's return to its role of earlier decades when it offered less services and instead concentrated on prime time viewing.
The new measures are likely to lead to a new round of strikes of BBC employees.
Thompson had earlier said 'scope reductions', which means to stop rendering some services, should lead to eight percent of the entire savings. (ANI)
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