BBC To Sack Over 400 Workers

Date: 29-09-2022 5:15 pm (2 months ago) | Author: Bayo Nelson
- at 29-09-2022 05:15 PM (2 months ago)
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The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has announced a plan to relieve 382 of its workers from their jobs, as plans to broaden global digital operations grow. The UK’s media giant, in July, revealed strategies to combine BBC World News television and its domestic UK equivalent into a single channel to begin operation in April 2023. It said the decision is as part of a cost-cutting programme and move to digital platforms, in trimming down its Iranian-language service among others. The BBC, which is set to celebrate its centenary in October, said its international services needed to make savings of £28.5 million ($31 million) as part of broader reductions of £500 million, which unions blamed on the UK government.

BBC World Service, which is one of the UK’s most recognisable global brands – currently operates in 41 languages around the world with a weekly audience of some 364 million people. But the corporation said audience habits were changing and more people were accessing news online, which along with a freeze on BBC funding and increased operating costs meant a move to “digital-first” made financial sense.

“Today’s proposals entail a net total of around 382 post closures,” BBC said in an online statement. Eleven language services – Azerbaijani, Brasil, Marathi, Mundo, Punjabi, Russian, Serbian, Sinhala, Thai, Turkish, and Vietnamese are already digital only.


Posted: at 29-09-2022 05:15 PM (2 months ago) | Hero
- gogoman at 29-09-2022 05:23 PM (2 months ago)
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money is tight
Posted: at 29-09-2022 05:23 PM (2 months ago) | Grande Master
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- kp45 at 29-09-2022 11:32 PM (2 months ago)
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Hmm
Posted: at 29-09-2022 11:32 PM (2 months ago) | Hero
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- Paulevery at 30-09-2022 07:09 AM (2 months ago)
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One of the reasons I detest salary jobs
Looks stupid,  dictating and irritating  Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
Posted: at 30-09-2022 07:09 AM (2 months ago) | Gistmaniac
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